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SM College Scholarship: Paving opportunities for youth

Scholars get together at the 2019 SM Scholars’ General Assembly. Education holds power like no other. It has long been a weapon against the perpetuating cycle of poverty and a stepping stone toward a better quality of life.  As a testament to this, UNESCO adopted the Convention Against Discrimination in Education in 1996 to underscore … Continued

Finding light in new opportunities

“Nadapa man noon, marunong na bumangon ngayon.” Allaiza Ondez, a Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers’ Training  Program alumna, brings her learnings in every aspect of her life. In 2021, she was among the 4Ps members from Pasay City invited to join the KSK training from July to November 12. Their batch was given training on agri-technology, … Continued

Collaborating for inclusivity in healthcare

How we utilize local health centers to empower Filipinos By Debbie P. Sy In 2022, we saw the much-awaited light at the end of the tunnel. The Philippines has started lifting some restrictions as the vaccine rollout continues. Along came the privilege of people to once again freely move around the community–regardless of age and … Continued

SM Scholar ranks 9th in LET

Cajefe tops the October 2022 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) The journey to success always starts with a single step. This rings true for SM Scholar Roderick Cajefe. For only elementary school was open in his hometown, he would walk one-and-a-half hours to go to his high school and another hour and a half to … Continued

Giving the gift of health, wellness

Watsons, SM Foundation collaborate in recent medical mission Watsons and SM Foundation employee-volunteers prepare free medicines for the beneficiaries in Calamba, Laguna. To help uplift the health and wellness of communities before the year ends, Watsons and SM Foundation recently collaborated on a medical mission in Calamba, Laguna. Partnering for the Alagang Pangkalusugan medical mission, … Continued

SM employee-volunteers spread Christmas cheers

SM employee-volunteers from SM Center Lemery hand a food pack to a child from Sitio Annex, Barangay District 4. One great thing about the holidays is that gifts come from the heart–no matter their shape, size, or form. One can give tiny trinkets holding special meanings. Others can go big and gift things where new … Continued

HSFI, UPMAFI turn over UP’s Henry Sy Sr Hall

The new UP Manila Medical Sciences Building rises at the heart of the UP Manila complex in Ermita. Through the collaboration of the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Foundation Inc. (UPMAFI) and the Henry Sy Foundation Inc. (HSFI), the country’s premier higher learning institution recently opened the doors of the UP College of Medicine … Continued

SM employees volunteer to help SM Foundation KSK farmers

SM City Tarlac PR Officer Shiela Solis Mall Manager Darrel Ramos joins KSK Farmers before the KSK Farmer’s Day opens. People helping people. This philosophy of the SM group continues to live on and is evident at the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmer’s Market Day in SM Malls throughout the country. In partnership with SM … Continued

SM scholar tops Civil Engineering Board Exam

Moving forward with bravery and optimism, Kirt ranks 10th in the recently concluded Civil Engineering Licensure Examination. “Focus lang, Kirt. Kaya mo mag-top.” SM scholar Kirt Baguio recalled what he whispered to himself just before he took the 2022 Civil Engineering Board Examination. Those simple words were the last dose of motivation he needed as … Continued

SM Foundation holds medical missions in Batangas

Continuously promoting the health and wellness of communities, SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI) conducted medical missions in Padre Garcia and Nasugbu, Batangas, on November 29 and December 1, 2022, respectively. Over 400 residents received free medical and dental check-ups and various tests, such as x-ray, random blood sugar tests, cholesterol tests, and uric acid tests. ​During … Continued

Continuing the cycle of local farmer support

SM City San Jose Del Monte Bulacan Mall Manager (middle) welcomes farmers during the mall’s Farmer’s Market Day. The call to support all things local has recently gained the traction it deserves. Consumers’ renewed interest in how products are sourced has led them to see the many hats farmers wear–from crop production and business management … Continued

Tale of Two Scholars

In a world with a population of seven billion, what are the chances of changing the life of a person leading the same life as you? For Engr. Francis Gubangco, an SM scholar alumnus, never thought he’d one day become a mentor of a fellow scholar from SM. Working as a professor at the University … Continued

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