Tuesday, June 6, 2023

CookPub is now in Zamboanga!

Another "first" in Zamboanga and the peninsula region - CookPub Modern Korean Bistro and Bar opens at SM City Mindpro today, June 6!

CookPub merges the elements of a modern bistro and a family restaurant complemented with its signature 5-star service, friendly staff, and cozy atmosphere. It offers extensive menu of authentic Korean dishes with touches of East-meets-West cuisine and local Filipino fare. Fresh and healthy options are also available with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian dishes on the menu. 

Visit CookPub Modern Korean Bistro and Bar at the Level 3 of SM City Mindpro and indulge on your favorite Korean dishes!

6.6 SMAC Exclusive at SM Store

Your next adventure begins here at #SMStore! 🛒
Head to your favorite SM Store branch this 6.6 and catch great deals with your SMAC!
Get P300 off with a minimum spend of P3,000 on June 6 only. Visit shopsm.com/pages/6-6 for more details.

Friday, June 2, 2023

SM Celebrates 2nd Mindanao-wide Chocolate Fair

SM malls in Mindanao transformed into a chocolate paradise to simultaneously celebrate the rich cacao and chocolate industries of the island through the 2nd Cacao Mindanao Artisan Chocolate Fair slated June 2-4, 2023.  

Mindanao’s best chocolatiers will gather in one roof as SM Lanang, SM City Davao, SM City Mindpro, SM City Gensan, SM City Butuan, and SM CDO Downtown unite in a bid to put the whole Mindanao chocolate industry on the world map.

SM City Mindpro launched its 2nd Cacao Mindanao Artisan Chocolate Fair which was attended by (L-R) City Information Officer Ms. Sheila Belen Covarrubias, SM City Mindpro Mall Manager Ms. Aileen Ann Villa-Enriquez, Department of Trade and Industry 9 Regional Director Engr. Al-Zamir Lipae, and City Executive Assistant Ms. Raisa Hojas Fernandez.

SM City Mindpro features nine local and regional cacao growers and processors from Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur, and Zamboanga Del Norte namely Sindangan FACOMA Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Barcelona Innovative Cacao Growers (BICAGROW) Agriculture Cooperative, Midsalip Farmers’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MIFAMCO), GASA Processed Foods Manufacturing, Marya Soaps & Scents, Piñan Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Onitz Food Products, and Nanan Multi-Purpose Cooperative.

In Davao City, SM Lanang and SM City Davao joined hands with the City Government of Davao, Department of Agriculture, and the Philippine Cacao Board to showcase the region’s top chocolatiers and cacao producers MS3, Dais Chocolate, Cacao Culture, and Cacao de Davao, Cocolibre Corp., Household Multipurpose Cooperative, Cacao City, Nutrarich Philippines, and Wit’s Sweets & Savouries along with Park Inn by Radisson Davao at malls’ The Atrium and The Annex Event Center, respectively.

Meanwhile, SM City General Santos aims to promote the chocolate products of cacao producers and processors in the SOCSKSARGEN area.  The demand for chocolate in Region XII has grown increasingly which has created multiple opportunities for the region’s local cacao industry and motivated chocolate producers to improve their production and make quality products.

SM CDO Downtown will also highlight local chocolatiers and cacao producers from Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Bukidnon, and Cagayan de Oro that are now making their names in the industry. These brands are Tsoko Co., Pagmaya Chocolates, Mang Kiko’s Cacao, Jodaca Farms, Tablea ni Mommy Sha, and Sabroso Farm.

The Mindanao-wide chocolate fair is an offshoot of the first celebration of Davao City’s anniversary as the Chocolate Capital of the Philippines following the enactment of Republic Act 11547 on May 27, 2021.

Experience the best of Filipino chocolates at the Cacao Mindanao Artisan Chocolate Fair and follow SM’s official Facebook pages for updates.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

‘The Little Mermaid’ makes a splash onto the screens of SM Cinemas

The much-awaited live-action reimagination of Disney’s classic, ‘The Little Mermaid,’ is currently showing at SM Cinemas nationwide. 


Dive into a world of underwater adventure, finding love, and realizing dreams with Ariel, portrayed by American singer-songwriter, Halle Bailey. Swim with the young mermaid as she trades her voice for legs so she can discover the world above water.

Young moviegoers dress as underwater characters while they pose with Ariel and her friends at SM Cinema. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

State-of-the-art cinemas
At SM Cinemas, movie screens are equipped with cutting-edge technology that offers the highest quality of pictures and sounds. Be a part of Ariel’s world through the SM IMAX experience of crystal-clear scenes, with a wider view of life under the sea. Watch films on a state-of-the-art screen that is twice the size of a regular cinema where one can feel the crashing waves through a cinematic surround sound system.

Comfort and convenience

The comfort and convenience of moviegoers have always been a top priority. The plush seating, spacious theaters, and efficient ticketing systems ensure that the movie-watching experience is hassle-free and fully immersive. 


Moviegoers can enjoy plush seating and spacious theaters for a comfortable and immersive cinema experience at SM Cinema. 

‘The Little Mermaid’ fans dress up in underwater costumes for the film showing at the SM Mall of Asia’s Director’s Club.

Family-friendly environment
SM Supermalls is committed to creating a welcoming atmosphere for families. It is the go-to place to celebrate important milestones or to simply bond and have a great time with loved ones. SM has been and is always being true to its mission to provide family-friendly and fun entertainment memories that make every day better for all.

Moviegoers and their kids play with their underwater friends at the premiere of The Little Mermaid in SM City Cebu.

The ‘Under the Sea’ immersive LED tunnel at the SM Mall of Asia allows visitors to experience how it feels to be living under the sea. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

Special offers and promotions
Keep an eye out for special discounts and deals that make cinema experiences even more meaningful.


Book movie tickets with SM IMAX 3D as well as 2D cinemas available at 74 SM Cinemas nationwide.


To know more about SM Cinemas’ promos, deals, and exciting activities, visit www.smcinema.com or visit @SMCinema on social media.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

SUGA D-DAY Tour Live Viewing at SM Cinema

ARMY bombs ready ‘coz future’s gonna be okay as SUGA a.k.a Agust D invades SM Cinema!


SUGA from BTS, recently released his album entitled “D-Day”, which is the concluding chapter of his trilogy under his alter ego, Agust D.

SUGA embarked on a solo tour that kicked off in the U.S., followed by back-to-back sold-out concert dates in Jakarta, Japan, Bangkok, Singapore, and Korea.

BigHit Music announced on Weverse that a live viewing of SUGA|Agust D’s upcoming concert in Japan will be available in selected theaters worldwide. “This is to ensure that “D-Day” will be enjoyed by as many ARMY as possible.”

Catch A to the G to the USTD at the exclusive SUGA|Agust D D-Day in Japan: Live viewing on June 3, 4:00PM at SM Cinema Bacoor, SM Cinema City Cebu, SM Cinema Clark, SM Cinema Dasmariñas, SM Cinema Davao, SM Cinema Fairview, SM Cinema Megamall, SM Cinema Mall of Asia, SM Cinema North Edsa, and SM Cinema Santa Rosa. Hurry and buy your tickets now at www.smcinema.com or via SM Cinema App.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

SM Wins ICSC MAXI Awards 2023

SM Supermalls received a Silver Award at the prestigious International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) MAXI Awards 2023 for its multi-mall COVID-19 vaccination efforts under the Marketing Excellence Community category. The award was conferred at the recently concluded awarding ceremony held at the Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada last May 21, 2023.

SM Supermalls' Multi-mall Vaxx Program gets recognized in the global shopping center arena. The award was conferred at the Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada last May 21, 2023.

“Winning another award from the ICSC reaffirms our commitment to creating fun, safe, and convenient malling experiences for our shoppers. This award recognizes the hard work of our government partners, local government units, even the healthcare workers, and of course, the Filipinos who got themselves vaccinated in our malls,” said Steven T. Tan, president of SM Supermalls.

Aside from the Silver award, SM China was also one of the finalists for the Community Category for SM Xiamen 1864 Panda Tour Exhibition, and the Experiential Category for SM Chengdu Bamboo Wish.

This is not the first time the company received recognition from the prestigious international group. SM is a three-time Albert Sussman International Community Support awardee and has earned two Gold and one Silver awards since 2011. Meanwhile, SM China also received two Gold and six Silver awards since 2016.

ICSC is an association of the global shopping- center industry, with over 70,000 members from more 100 countries worldwide. Its members comprise shopping center owners, retailers, developers, investors, managers, brokers, public officials, and academics. Through the ICSC Global Awards, the organization promotes professional excellence in the shopping center industry, including the MAXI Awards, which recognizes innovative events, programs, and technology that add value to the marketplaces industry.

Ms. Liza Silerio, Vice President of the SM Corporate Compliance Group, accepted SM Supermalls’ award.

To know more about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow @SMSupermalls on social media.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Cebu Crowns the City’s Representative in the National Finals of Red Bull Half Court 2023

Cebu Crowns the City’s Representative in the National Finals of Red Bull Half Court 2023

Cebu, Philippines - Last May 20, over 90 streetballer teams in Cebu went head-to-head to determine the Top 6 teams who will move on to the National Finals of Red Bull Half Court. The winner-takes-all event will crown the country’s representative for the World Finals of Red Bull Half Court in Serbia on September 2023.

The tournament featured an intense and high-paced series of basketball games from various regional teams. The competitive atmosphere was felt throughout the event, which played a crucial role in the event’s success.

Basketball is the number 1 sport in the Philippines, so 3x3 is another platform that people can really take part in. Taking part in this type of event really gives people the opportunity to play the sport that they love with their friends and peers. From the looks of it, they’re all enjoying themselves playing in the Red Bull Half Court,” said Coach Eric Altamirano, the Tournament Commissioner of Red Bull Half Court Philippines.

“We look forward to the qualifiers in Manila. I’m sure we’ll find a lot of really good teams, excellent teams, and they will be challenged. Everybody wants to grab a slot going to Serbia for the World Finals,” Coach Altamirano added.

Following a gruelling series of matches, the following teams are moving on to the National Finals are:

Men’s Division:

Team SRP
Team Triple R1

Women’s Division:


One notable athlete who dominated the tournament alongside her teammates was Team EVSU A’s Diana Rebecca Paton-og. The Ball Captain expressed the challenges they had to endure headed into the event and how they overcame all the odds to secure their spot as one of the region’s representatives.

Before kami napunta dito, grabe yung preparation namin. ‘Di rin kami sure if makapunta kami dito kasi yung isang teammate namin, nagka-ankle sprain, so we had to replace her. So yung mindset dapat panalunin talaga namin ‘to kasi ang dami na pinagdaanan namin. Wala rin kaming budget, yung coach lang namin. Siya lang yung gumastos sa amin, so sabi ko para pala sa amin talaga ‘to” (Before we got here, our preparation was intense. We weren’t also sure because one of our teammates suffered a sprained ankle, so we had to replace her. That’s why our mindset is to win because of what we went through. We had no budget, and it was our coach who spent his money to get us here,) said Paton-og

I have to do my best para ma-pay back namin yung mga tao behind this success, yung reason na nakapunta kami dito” (I have to do my best and give back to all the people behind this success, the reason why we’re here,)” she added.

Below are the photos during the event:

Cebu Crowns the City’s Representative in the National Finals of Red Bull Half Court 2023

Cebu Crowns the City’s Representative in the National Finals of Red Bull Half Court 2023

Cebu Crowns the City’s Representative in the National Finals of Red Bull Half Court 2023

Cebu Crowns the City’s Representative in the National Finals of Red Bull Half Court 2023

Catch the next batch of teams who will compete against Team EVSU and the other Cebu representatives at the National Finals of Red Bull Half Court during the Manila Qualifiers on May 27 at Buendia Food by The Court in Makati City.

For more information and updates regarding Red Bull Half Court, visit the official Red Bull website and the following social media pages (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tiktok

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Super Weekend Deals at SM City Mindpro

Catch the exciting deals and discounts at SM City Mindpro’s Super Weekend Deals and enjoy exclusive offers from your favourite brands on May 26-31, 2023.

📍 Shop at the #SMStore and get an exclusive discount of 10% when you use your SMAC card! Discount is applicable for transactions worth P10,000 and below.

Don't miss this, #SMFam!