Thursday, November 25, 2021

SM City Mindpro Achieves 100% Vaccination Status

In partnership with the Local Government Unit and City Health Office of Zamboanga City, SM City Mindpro has successfully achieved 100 percent vaccination status across employees, affiliates, agencies and tenant partners.


#SMILoveMyJab. SM City Mindpro reached another milestone by achieving 100% fully vaccination status across all employees.

For the safety of its frontline workers and customers, and to stay true to its commitment to provide safe malling experience, SM City Mindpro encouraged all its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and rewardingly became one of the SM Supermalls to hit the 100% vaccination status. 

We are fully vaxxed! SM City Mindpro reached yet another milestone as we end the year – all thanks to the support of the City Health Office and our Local Government Unit”, said Assistant Mall Manager Aileen Ann Villa-Enriquez. 

To recall, it was on May this year when the mall management and Zamboanga City government inked the partnership for the mall to provide convenient, safe, and accessible vaccination site to Zamboangueños. To date, additional vaccination sites at Cinemas 1 and 2 were opened to further expand its vaccination program, including the Pediatric Vaccination. 

Meanwhile, SM City Mindpro actively promotes its “Vax, Shop and Dine” rewards program in support to the #IngatAngatBakunaLahat campaign to give freebies and discounts to vaccinated mall customers. 

For more information, follow and visit SM City Mindpro on all social media accounts. (SM PR)

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

SM Launches Bears of Joy Campaign 2021

SMCares, SM Supermalls, and Toy Kingdom are once again inviting SM shoppers to share the holiday cheer with children in need with the return of its long-running charity project, the SM Bears of Joy. The project happens every year to bring much-needed smiles to children during the Christmas season.

Mall shoppers can purchase a pair of specially designed bear plushies, one for their keeping and the other to be donated to children in various communities across the country. The plushies, priced at Php250 per pair, are available in select SM Malls nationwide and through the online stores of Toy Kingdom and The SM Store from November 12 to December 25, 2021. SM City Mindpro launched the campaign at the Level 2 fronting The SM Store.

This year’s collection features designs inspired by four of the most common interests and hobbies that many Filipinos took up significantly during the pandemic. They are Cookie the Baker Bear, Sunny the Plant Lover Bear, Cammy the Vlogger Bear, and Journey the Biker Bear.

“Every year, we encourage our shoppers to remember the importance of charity, sharing, and giving, especially during Christmas.  The unwavering participation and support of SM customers have impacted the lives of countless children in need. We hope to continue seeing that in the years to come,”
said Joaquin San Agustin, Senior Vice President of SM Supermalls.

This year, SM City Mindpro partnered with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) IX, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), and private centers for children for the distribution of donated toys to their respective beneficiaries.

Indeed, Christmas has evolved with the times, but knowing that SM has our happiness and safety in mind, we are able to relive great holiday memories with our loved ones in the malls we call home.

For more information, follow and visit SM City Mindpro on all social media accounts. (SM PR)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Barangayanihan Caravan Launches at SM City Mindpro

In partnership with SM City Mindpro and various government agencies, Zamboanga City Police Office launched its Barangayanihan Caravan Towards National Recovery at the Level 2 of SM City Mindpro.

A week-long one-stop shop for Zamboangueños who wanted to avail government services such as application of NBI and Police Clearance, TESDA Scholarship Package, health kits and medicines from DOH, DSWD’s Public Assistance Desk, and DTI’s IEC materials and Pangkabuhayan Program – to name a few.

“This activity portrays a whole nation approach in informing the people on the accomplishments of the administration through the partnership with other agencies. The caravan in SM City Mindpro is a one-stop shop for everyone who are in need of services of the government”, said Zamboanga City Police Office Director PCOL Rexmel Reyes.

The caravan is a way of bringing government services nearer to the community and ease the burden of residents from lining up in different participating government agencies.

“We are one with Zamboanga City Police Office and other agencies in helping our community. The Barangayanihan Caravan is just one of the many government activations SM City Mindpro collaborated during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the trust and confidence given to us by the national and local agencies, government partnerships will likely increase before we end the year”, said SM City Mindpro’s Assistant Mall Manager Aileen Ann Enriquez.

Visit the Barangayanihan Caravan on October 25-29, 2021 from 10AM to 5PM at the Level 2 of SM City Mindpro fronting The SM Store.

Follow and visit SM City Mindpro on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram for more updates. (SM PR)

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Uniqlo, SM Foundation donate facemasks to Zamboanga City’s Essential Workers

Being true to its commitment to be of service to the Filipino public during the coronavirus pandemic, SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI), in partnership with Japanese clothing company Uniqlo, and through SM City Mindpro, recently donated 4,000 AIRism facemasks to medical frontliners and essential workers from different agencies in the city.

Among the beneficiaries include health care workers and employees of Barangays Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Canelar and Camino Nuevo – to include Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) street sweepers, City Health Office (CHO) workers, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) IX and City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) employees.

Heading the turn-over of Uniqlo AIRism facemasks donations are SM City Mindpro’s Assistant Mall Manager Aileen Ann Enriquez, Public Relations Officer Arnel Manahan and Marketing Officer Lorrain Jayyari.

Since the onset of the outbreak, Uniqlo Philippines’ initiative has been working with its long-standing foundations, charitable partners, government agencies, and other organizations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the years, SM Foundation Inc. and Uniqlo have been collaborating on social good projects.

Follow and visit SM City Mindpro on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok for more updates. (SM PR)

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

SM City Mindpro Shares Smiles to Bajau Community

Staying true to its commitment in supporting and serving its communities, SM City Mindpro, with the help of National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) IX staff headed by Engr. George Jocutan, distributed food packs to 100 individuals in a remote Indigenous People (IP) Community in Barangay Cabaluay.

Together with SM City Mindpro employee volunteers are staff from NCIP IX headed by Engr. George Jocutan (middle) ready to distribute food packs to an indigenous people community in Barangay Cabaluay, Zamboanga City.

To note, SM Supermalls virtual Christmas countdown highlighted the 100 Days of Caring campaign which pledged donations to over 10,000 beneficiaries nationwide – to include communities in need, medical frontliners, and dedicated delivery partners.

Food pack includes rice, canned goods, cup noodles, and coffee ready to be distributed to 100 individuals of Bajau Community in Cabaluay.

“Many of us are worried, wondering about tomorrow. But just like you, we have faith that there will be better days ahead. Today, we invite you to begin a hundred days of caring – a time to be generous, to be kind, to care for each other and most of all, to not let this health crisis dampen our spirit”
, said Steven Tan, SM Supermalls President, during the virtual launch of 100 Days of Caring. 
Despite the challenges in transporting goods, it didn't stop SM from bringing joy to communities needing help.

The scorching weather and the challenges to transport the goods did not stop SM City Mindpro employee volunteers and NCIP IX representatives in sharing tangible gifts to Sama Bajau.

One of the employee volunteers, SM City Mindpro Marketing Manager Masayuki Sakai, said how elated he was that SM shares the same value with him—serving the communities in need. “We saw the smiles, not just from their faces, but in their hearts. These little help extended to the community is just a start as we begin the Christmas season”, he added.

Provincial Legal Officer of NCIP IX Atty. Gibran Abubakar, on the other hand, added that NCIP IX is grateful for choosing one of the IP communities in the city as a recipient of SM’s donation drive. “This bajau community in Cabaluay is worth extending our help since it was just recently when this was known to us and little help has been given to this group”, he shared during the planning stage of the activity.

We may be in the middle of a pandemic, times may be tough, and many of us may be physically apart, but let’s not forget what this season truly means.

Follow and visit SM City Mindpro on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram for more updates and #SafeMalling guidelines. (SM PR)