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Providing the best start for children through holistic healthcare

About 47 percent of all deaths of children under five occur in the first 28 days of their life, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The early deaths are due to conditions and diseases that are often linked to a lack of quality care at or after birth. Despite the big hurdle, it has … Continued

SM Scholarship Program: A passion for education that lives on

Dreamers from low-income households see education in a whole new light. For them, it is a strong weapon against the intergenerational cycle of poverty. SM Foundation founder Henry “Tatang” Sy Sr., held this close to his heart. He believed that education was a great equalizer. He envisioned that if he sent one child to college, … Continued

SM scholar-alumna takes the road less travelled

SM Scholar Alumna pursues a career in SPED ​ Teaching surpasses the realms of jobs or professions–it encompasses service, vocation, and life mission. Proving this day and night are millions of Filipino teachers who stand as second mothers to students. One of them is Rosalie Macaspac, an SM scholar alumna who chose to pursue a … Continued

SM Foundation kicks off mall-based medical mission

  Pursuing its mission of helping communities have a better quality of life through health, the SM group held a medical mission in the newly-opened SM City Tanza. Through the collaboration of SM Foundation and SM Supermalls, a total of 377 patients were provided with 586 medical and dental services—290 medical tests, 87, dental services, … Continued

SM Tech-Voc Scholarship: Steering life in a new direction

  Young dreamers Mark Tesoro (left) and Jake Dela Cruz (right) in Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati The global arena continues to see high demand for skilled manpower, particularly those with trainings and a solid background in technical and vocational (Tech-Voc) courses. At the center of this, the Philippines is deemed to be a … Continued

Upgrading health centers, improving lives

Operations at the Baliwag RHUs run even more smoothly after the upgrades made by SM Foundation and UNIQLO. Small as they seem, local community health centers hold a significant impact in improving Filipinos’ lives. According to the 2017 National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS), Filipinos continue to count on public medical facilities, such as public hospitals, … Continued

UNIQLO, SM Foundation donate hand washing facilities

  Students of Calamba Integrated School (CIS) wash their hands at the new hand washing station from SM Foundation and UNIQLO. In another collaboration for social good, SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI) and UNIQLO Philippines simultaneously turned over new handwashing facilities through the Balik Eskwela Program last January 24, 2023. Advocating hand hygiene and safe resumption … Continued

SM Foundation’s Connie Angeles receives PMPC Star award

The 35th PMPC Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement awardee Connie Angeles The 35th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Television recently bestowed the prestigious Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award to Connie Angeles, SM Foundation’s Executive Director for Health and Medical Programs. PMPC held the awarding ceremony at the Winford Manila Resort and Casino last January … Continued

SM Foundation sends aid to landslide-hit community

SM Foundation Inc (SMFI), together with SM Supermalls and SM Markets, is committed to providing immediate relief to those affected by calamities through its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE). Since 2014, the program has distributed over 700,000 Kalinga Packs (relief packs) nationwide.​ Through its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE), SM Foundation distributed Kalinga Packs to about 100 … Continued

SM Foundation upgrades Iloilo City ward

A patient (center) from the Pediatric Ward of West Visayas State University Medical Center (WVSUMC) reads one of the books from the Mobile Play Cabinet Serving at the heart of the SM group, SM Foundation pursued its mission of improving the quality of life of Filipinos by doing its share in providing access to quality … Continued

UNIQLO, SM Foundation unveil 4 health centers in Bulacan

UNIQLO Philippines and SM Foundation, Inc. came together to upgrade four health centers in Bulacan – namely the Pulilan Rural Health Units (RHU) 1 and 2, as well as Baliwag RHU 1 and 3 last January 17, 2023. The centers were improved to provide Bulakenos in the area easy access to health care services. These … Continued

SM Foundation aids flood victims in Zamboanga City

SM Foundation, Inc. activated its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE) to help victims, following the heavy rains and flooding that hit Zamboanga City for several days. About 700 Kalinga Packs were given to affected employees of tenants, partner agencies, and the mall, especially the utility and security personnel. Meanwhile, volunteer employees from SM City Mindpro distributed … Continued

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