Tuesday, February 27, 2024

SM, DOTr, break ground for EDSA Busway concourse

SM Prime Holdings Inc., in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), led the groundbreaking ceremony of the EDSA Busway concourses at the SM North EDSA on February 13, 2024.

Present at the ceremony were DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista, SM Prime Holdings President Jeffrey C.  Lim, (center & 3rd from R), (L-R) DOTr Asec James Melad, Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Romando Artes, SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan, Management Association of the Philippines and Busway Advocate Eddie Yap and DPWH Undersecretary Roberto Bernardo.

The event marked the beginning of a transformative journey towards safer, more comfortable, and more convenient commutes along the country's main thoroughfare.

“SM fully support initiatives that seek to promote sustainable and equitable reforms to uplift communities where our malls are located. With this concourse at SM North EDSA, SM hopes to be able to contribute to a more enjoyable, safe, and convenient commute for Filipinos who face the challenges of traversing the busy EDSA artery to work, study or go about their daily tasks.” said Jeffrey Lim, President of SM Prime Holdings Inc.,  during his speech.

The EDSA Busway initiative is a joint program started by the DOTr, supported by DPWH, and MMDA. The concourses will allow faster travel time for commuters, providing a comfortable commute for the Filipinos and improve mobility for pedestrians along EDSA.

Located strategically at SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, and SM Mall of Asia, the three concourses and access bridges will complement the DOTr's innovative EDSA Busway initiative. Designed to provide safe and convenient access to the Edsa Busway Stations, these concourses will feature state-of-the-art design and facilities, including concierge services, ticketing booths, and turnstiles for the Automatic Fare Collection System.

Moreover, ramps and elevators will ensure easy access for commuters of all ages and abilities, including persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and pregnant women. This dedication to inclusivity reflects the shared vision of SM and the DOTr to create transportation infrastructure that serves the needs of every Filipino.

The construction of the EDSA Busway concourses in SM malls is set to be completed on in the coming years, and commuters can look forward to a future where traveling along EDSA is not only efficient but also enjoyable.

To know more about this program, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM Supermalls on social media. (SM Supermalls)

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

SM, PESO unite for an exclusive job fair in Zamboanga City

SM Supermalls, in collaboration with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) – Zamboanga City, is proud to announce its exclusive job fair in celebration of Dia de Zamboanga. Scheduled to take place on February 23-24 at 9AM-3PM, this event promises to be a pivotal moment for job seekers and employers, showcasing a wide array of employment opportunities and fostering economic growth within the city.

The Job Fair, hosted at Claret School of Zamboanga Gymnasium, will serve as a platform for job seekers to connect with SM Group of Companies and its affiliates offering vacancies which participants can explore diverse career paths and interact with potential employers.

“We are excited to partner with PESO-Zamboanga City for the Dia De Zamboanga Job Fair, as we believe in the power of collaboration to drive positive change in our community,” said SM City Mindpro Senior HR Manager Allen Macaso. “This event underscores our commitment to supporting local talent and fostering economic opportunities that will benefit both individuals and businesses.”

Through the combined efforts of SM Supermalls and PESO-Zamboanga City, the job fair aims to address unemployment challenges while promoting inclusive growth and development.

The organizers extend a warm invitation to job seekers to participate in this activity and join hands in building a brighter future for Zamboanga City.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Binging on Oscar at the SM Director's Club

March 10, 2024, is Academy Awards night in Los Angeles. So imagine you're a voting member of the Academy, and you still have to view all the Best Picture Oscar nominees. The SM Director's Club is out to help you catch up on that critical task. From February 28 to March 2, 17 Director's Clubs in Metro Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, and CDO will show five of the ten nominated Best Picture films!

Oppenheimer, Poor Things, Barbie, Past Lives, and Killers of the Flower Moon will be screening throughout these four days, and even if you're not a member of the Academy, it's the surefire way to recapture the cinema magic of these films, and discover why it's been such a bumper year for movies! This year's list of nominees has been hailed as one of the strongest line-ups in Oscar history.

Laser-sharp images, the Dolby 7.1 surround sound system, the super-comfy Verona reclining chairs, and the wonderful Snack Time selections, including truffle popcorn, are all waiting at the SM Director's Club to elevate your movie-watching experience.

There's no better way to get ready for Oscars viewing and cheer on your favorite film, actors and actresses, directors, and technical people.

Follow SM Cinema and Director's Club on these social media pages for updates and more information. Buy your tickets now!

Website: www.smcinema.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMCinema
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sm_cinema/
X: https://twitter.com/SM_Cinema
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@smcinemaofficial

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Chinabank welcomes the Year of the Dragon with Michelle Dee as brand ambassador

Chinabank has signed up its first ever brand ambassador, the reigning Miss Universe Philippines Michelle Marquez Dee. The collaboration was formalized on February 14, 2024 at the Chinabank head office in Makati City.

From left: Chinabank Chief Finance Officer Patrick Cheng, President & CEO Romy Uyan, Michelle Dee, Sparkle GMA Artist Center Vice President Joy Romina Marcelo, and Miss Universe Philippines

Creative Director Jonas Gafud.

The beauty queen, actress, host, athlete, and model is a fitting and inspiring representative for Chinabank. Michelle, who has won the hearts and minds of Filipinos and the world with her charisma, authenticity, and sense of purpose, is redefining contemporary Filipino culture on a global stage.  Her lifelong autism acceptance and inclusivity advocacy has led her to a degree in BS Psychology and to use her platform and her work with the Autism Society of the Philippines to create awareness about the condition. With Michelle on board, Chinabank is strengthening its brand presence and building a profound connection with the new generation of dynamic and forward-thinking banking customers.

Michelle Dee with Chinabank's CFO Patrick Cheng

“This engagement with Michelle Dee signifies the beginning of many things to come.  For us, Michelle is family.  But beyond her obvious lineage to the bank's co-founders, we firmly believe that Michelle has the qualities to aptly represent a bank with a storied history and an unwavering commitment to building an inclusive and sustainable future for every Filipino,” Chinabank President & CEO Romeo D. Uyan Jr. said during the contract signing.

Michelle expressed her happiness and excitement for her new role, noting that she and Chinabank are a good fit as they share the same high regard for building trust, making an impact, and bringing about change.

Chinabank's Vice Chairman Gilbert Dee (left), Michelle Dee (center), and Chairman Hans Sy (right)

“Chinabank isn’t just any bank, it’s been a beacon of trust and resilience for over a century.  Now that’s a lot of years of making a difference in people’s lives and making dreams come true, but it’s also the spirit of making a difference that really resonates with every Filipino heart,” she said. “I would like to keep it real.  I’m here to share my stories and the incredible work Chinabank does…  I can’t wait to make memories and make such ground breaking opportunities for everyone around us as well.”

Chinabank founder Dee C. Chuan was Michelle Dee’s paternal grand-uncle.  Her grandfather was former Chinabank Chairman Dee K. Chiong whose leadership shaped the bank into prominence.  He also led the bank’s early foray into computer technology, becoming the first bank in Southeast Asia to process deposit accounts online.

Chinabank is the fourth largest private universal bank in the Philippines. The bank is set to launch an advertising campaign featuring Michelle as it continues to innovate and improve its products and services with a keen focus on its customers.

About Chinabank: Chinabank opened for business on August 16, 1920 in Binondo, Manila, and is now one of the largest private universal banks in the Philippines. It provides a full range of banking products and services to corporate, commercial, and retail customers through 648 branches and 1,070 ATMs to date, including the 168 branches and 202 ATMs of its savings bank arm CBS. Chinabank also offers a wide range of allied financial services through its subsidiaries Chinabank Capital, Chinabank Securities, Chinabank Insurance Brokers, and affiliate MCBLife. Visit www.chinabank.ph


Contact: Investor & Corporate Relations Group - 8885-5601; Investor-relations@chinabank.ph; Gerald O. Florentino, FVP & Head - goflorentino@chinabank.ph

Monday, February 19, 2024


SM City Mindpro is thrilled to announce its vibrant celebration of Dia de Zamboanga, a momentous occasion honoring the rich cultural heritage and dynamic spirit of Zamboanga City. This special event promises an immersive experience for the entire community, featuring a diverse range of activities and promotions.

Special Discounts and Promotions: Take advantage of exclusive discounts and promotions of up to 70% off from participating stores throughout the celebration. Whether you're shopping for fashion, electronics, or home essentials, you'll find unbeatable deals that make it the perfect time to shop.

MSMEs Corner: Discover the extraordinary products of the city – from foods to goods, featuring our local micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSME). Located at the Level 4 activity area, be surprised of what’s for grabs during the Dia de Zamboanga bazaar.

Like, Share & Win: Get ready for some exciting contests and giveaways with fabulous prizes up for grabs. Create unforgettable moments and share SM City Mindpro page to the social media sphere. Who knows, you might be going home with 3,000 worth of SM shopping money.

Food Festival: Embark on a culinary adventure as various food tenants offer a delightful food festival showcasing the flavors and aromas of Zamboanga's culinary traditions. Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering dishes, from savory seafood specialties to delectable desserts.

The Dia de Zamboanga celebration at SM City Mindpro will take place from February 19-26, 2024. Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable celebration of Zamboanga's culture, heritage, and community spirit.

For the latest updates and information on the event, visit and follow SM City Mindpro on all social media platforms.