Monday, July 31, 2023

SM City Mindpro participates in 2nd Nationwide Fire Drill 2023

SM City Mindpro activates its Emergency Rescue Team during the fire and evacuation drill at 8:30AM today. Officials from the Bureau of Fire Protection observed how the management and its tenants respond to a fire incident.


The employees are trained to be familiar with the fire alarm and evacuation signals, their assigned duties in the event of an emergency, evacuation routes, areas of refuge, exterior assembly areas and procedures for evacuation.

SM Supermalls conduct an annual fire safety orientation and evacuation drill in all its malls nationwide as part of its continuous efforts to ensure the safety of the mall’s shoppers and employees.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

SM City Mindpro recognized for its efforts on blood collection in Zamboanga City

Philippine Red Cross Zamboanga City Chapter adjudged SM City Mindpro as this year’s Business Establishment having collected the most number of blood units from its mobile blood donations organized during the period of July 2022 to June 2023.

The award was given during the 2023 Blood Donors’ Recognition Ceremony held at the Philippine Red Cross Training Center on July 28, which was attended by Zamboanga City Chapter Board of Directors, Usec. Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar as guest speaker, donors, and guests from various agencies and private institutions.


SM commits to continue its efforts in providing venues to the public where they can help extend thousands of lives through blood donation. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

SM Little Stars is back, and it's time for your little superstar to shine!

Get ready for the biggest kiddie talent search held annually in SM malls nationwide, where incredible young talents aged 4-7 years old take the center stage.

Join now and get a chance to win over ₱9 million worth of prizes including a brand new car, management contract, scholarships, and SM Gift Certificates!

You may register your kids at the SM Little Stars booth located at the ground level activity area or you may choose to register online thru this link:

Preliminary screening at SM City Mindpro will be held on August 5, 2023 all the way from 11:00AM until 6:00PM.

Let your #SuperKids unleash their talents, shine the brightest, and be the next SM Little Stars!

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

SM honored for efforts in empowering PWDs at this year’s Apolinario Mabini Awards

SM Prime was recently honored at this year’s the 2023 Apolinario Mabini Awards for its efforts in empowering and uplifting Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). The organization took home multiple awards, conferred to it by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PFRD), at a special ceremony held at the Heroes Hall in Malacanang Palace, last 18 July 2023.

The awards bestowed include the Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities Award given to SM Cares, SM Supermalls’ corporate social responsibility arm, along with the Disability-Friendly Establishment Award given to several SM Malls and SM Offices. Special distinction was conferred to SM City Grand Central being the sole Gold winner, while SM City Urdaneta Central and SM City Telabastagan both received Bronze.


Special citations were also given to SM City Tanza, SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Iloilo, SM City Bacolod, and SM City Cagayan de Oro Uptown for partial compliance with Batas Pambansa Blg. 344, or An Act to Enhance the Mobility of Disabled Persons by Requiring Certain Buildings, Institutions, Establishments and Public Utilities to Install Facilities and Other Devices.


SM Offices was also recognized under the Disability-Friendly Establishment category, with SM Cyber Two Makati receiving a Bronze award, and special honors awarded to One E-Com and Three E-Com Centers.


Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin and Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri graced the conferment with their presence. SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan was also in attendance, alongside SM Supermalls SVP for Operations and Director for SM Cares Program on Persons with Disabilities Engr. Bien C. Mateo and SM Prime VP for SM Offices Alexis L. Ortiga.

(L-R) Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, SM Supermalls President Steven Tan, SM Supermalls SVP Engr. Bien Mateo and SM Offices VP Alexis Ortiga receiving SM Group’s Apolinario Mabini awards

“It is indeed an honor for SM’s efforts to be recognized by the PFRD,” said Tan. “We work hard to ensure that our SM Malls cater to the needs of our fellow Filipinos who live with disabilities because we want to facilitate a safe and inclusive space for them. We are humbled to be consistent awardees at the Apolinario Mabini Awards because it only reassures us that we are fulfilling that goal.”


“SM believes in advocating for a more inclusive environment for the disabled community, which is clear through the initiatives we push forward,” said Mateo. “More than creating projects for the benefit of disabled persons, we also want to spread awareness and encourage compassion among those of us who are able-bodied. We believe that is what is needed to create a society that is truly inclusive of Persons With Disabilities.”


Established by the PFRD on its Silver Anniversary in 1974, the Apolinario Mabini Awards is a biennial program named after one of the country’s most well-known heroes. Also known as the Sublime Paralytic, Mabini’s disability did not hinder him from playing a major role in the Philippine revolution. Thus, the awards are given to professionals and organizations that have empowered and rendered outstanding services to persons with disabilities, and are considered being the most prestigious prize for Persons with Disabilities-related organizations and programs in the country.


SM Supermalls representatives with Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and Apolinario Mabini Awards 2023 officials, Mrs. Audrey Tan-Zubiri and Arch. Jaime Silva

SM Prime is a strong advocate for persons with disabilities, with many notable programs under SM Cares designed to uplift and empower this sector of society. Several initiatives for disabled persons include the award-winning Emergency Disaster Preparedness Forum, which aims to equip persons with disabilities with the knowledge and skills to become more resilient and better prepared during natural disasters, as well as The Blackout Zone, the first experiential exhibit that simulates blindness and encourages sighted individuals to develop a deeper understanding of the struggles and challenges faced by the those who are visually impaired community.


SM Cares’ initiatives also reflect the organization’s support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly “SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities”. Other advocacies of SM Cares include Programs for the Environment, Women & Breastfeeding Mothers, Children & Youth, Senior Citizens, and the SM Bike-friendly initiative.


To learn more about these programs, visit