Friday, January 21, 2022

Australia’s Yogurt Brand KOOMI Opens in SM City Mindpro

Koomi, the Australian brand that prides on serving natural yogurt drinks, has set foot in the City of Zamboanga to spread #GuiltlessGoodness! Every cup of Koomi is made fresh daily to give you a healthy, guilt-free, and delicious drinks. Koomi is good for people who are lactose intolerant, health-conscious and diabetic.

It is also a healthier alternative to sugary drinks as it uses natural sweetener rich in probiotic. Among their bestsellers include their Signature Stick-on-me Purple Rice, Waterberry Wonder, and Mango Moo.

KOOMItted to be healthy, KOOMI embodies the perfect blend of refreshing flavors in every sip.

Visit KOOMI at the ground level of SM City Mindpro, beside Mindpro Supermarket entrance.

SM Foundation Opens Online Applications for Scholarship Program SY 2022-2023

SM Foundation (SMFI) invites incoming college freshmen to apply for the SM College Scholarship program for School Year 2022-2023 via its online application portal from January 15 to March 15, 2022.

SM Scholars’ General Assembly in 2019 (File photo)

The SM Scholarship Program started from the vision of the late SM patriarch, Henry “Tatang” Sy, Sr. He believed that if you send one child from an economically challenged family to college, that child would have more opportunities to have gainful employment and later on uplift the economic status of his/her family.

The SM scholarship program is open to the following:

  • Grade 12 graduates from public and private schools in the areas covered. Applicants from private schools must have a DepEd voucher and must be Grade 10 finishers from public high schools; 
  • General Weighted Average grade of at least 92% or its equivalent for Grade 12 – 1st semester; and
  • Total household income of at most P150,000 per year.

The program covers the following field of studies: Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, and Electronics), Education (Elementary and Secondary); Accountancy, and Financial Management, among others.

For more information and to apply, visit and follow SMFI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube: @SMFoundationInc.

SMFI, through its Scholarship program, provides deserving and qualified students with access to college education and technical-vocational studies since 1993. To date, SM has produced more than 8,000 college and tech-voc scholar-graduates. (SM PR)

Friday, January 14, 2022

SM City Mindpro Shares BEARS OF JOY

It is truly heartwarming how a simple teddy bear can spark so much joy in a child. The project dubbed as “Bears of Joy” is a long-running special project of SM Supermalls where mall shoppers may purchase a pair of plush bears – one of which they keep and the other to give for donation to the less privileged children in the community or to a chosen beneficiary.

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.

In Zamboanga City, SM employee volunteers led the distribution to a hundred children from Reception and Study Center for Children in Talon-Talon, Social Development Center in Sta. Barbara, and Holy Trinity Open House Foundation in Pasonanca.

“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.

As of 2017, the SM Bears of Joy project benefited some 60,000 children and is expected to benefit more children and institutions this year. The beneficiaries range from public orphanages, child community centers, or related non-government organizations.

SM Cares is the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, which handles initiatives to support communities, promote social inclusion, and care for the environment.

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