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Sowing the seeds of lasting change

Farmers from Zamboanga showcase their crops during the harvest festival In the midst of our busy lives, we often encounter moments of inspiration that have the power to create positive change. Such moments invite us to reflect on our potential for social good. Years ago, Henry “Tatang” Sy Sr. embodied this spirit. Driven by an … Continued

SM Foundation marks graduation of farmers

KSK-SAP farmer beneficiaries from Zambales with SM Foundation’s partners. After 14 weeks of intensive modern agricultural training, SM Foundation proudly celebrated the graduation of farmer beneficiaries from its Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture Program (KSK-SAP). The events signify a crucial step towards sustainable farming practices and economic empowerment for marginalized farmers. In Central Luzon, … Continued

Creating spiritually enriching experiences for the Catholic faithful

Karen Cruz, an SM employee from SM City Fairview (fifth from left), snaps a photo after completing their floral arrangement learning session. The Felicidad T. Sy Foundation (FTSFI), an affiliate of SM Foundation dedicated to promoting Catholic living and supporting various initiatives within the community, has recently rekindled its Sacristy Upkeep & Floral Art in … Continued

SM Foundation welcomes over 400 new scholars

New students begin a new chapter of their academic lives as proud SM scholars. SM group’s social good arm, SM Foundation, recently awarded college scholarships to 470 freshmen, demonstrating its commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty through education. To kick off the journey as SM scholars, the foundation held an online awarding event called … Continued

SM Foundation, Mastercard help bridge gaps in online learning

Representatives of SM group and Mastercard, led by SMFI Executive Director Debbie Sy, SMFI Education Program’s Executive Director Linda Atayde and SAVP Eleanor Lansang, SM Store Vice President for Marketing Roshan Nandwani, SM Retail, Inc. CFO Jonathan Ng, and Simon Calasanz, Country Manager, Philippines, Mastercard at the ceremonial check turnover, following the success of the … Continued

SM group turns over 104th school building

SM Prime turned over a fully furnished two-storey school building to President Manuel Roxas Memorial Integrated School-South in Roxas City. SMFI’s 104th school building, built to DepEd specifications, has four classrooms, each with desks, chairs for left-handed students, toilets, and a special toilet for PWDs. It also has concave blackboards, electric fans, LED lighting, and … Continued

A legacy of devotion and support

The Shrine of Jesus – the Way, the Truth, and the Life Inspired by the quiet devotion to the Catholic faith of its founder and matriarch, Nanang Felicidad T. Sy, our programs support the restoration and building of Catholic churches, provide spiritual programs to SM employees, and care for church leaders and ministers through various … Continued

Sunshine Place: Where the golden years shine the brightest

SM Retail VP for Controllership Connie Cadelina shows her painting. Every sunrise is a new chapter in one’s life waiting to be written. Nestled amidst the vibrant, bustling city is the Sunshine Place, a senior recreation center in Jupiter St., Makati. For almost a decade now, it has stood as more than just a facility … Continued

Providing the best start for children through holistic healthcare

Dr. Kathlyn Marie Gizella Botin (left) of WVSUMC checks up on the daughter of Virgie SM Foundation, the social good arm of the SM group, has made it its mission to make targeted social investments in health care to help underserved Filipinos improve their well-being. For years, the foundation has upgraded over 170 health centers … Continued

Vital lifelines for low-income families

Roland Bariuan takes home free medicines after his medical check-up SM Foundation recognizes that medical missions hav become an increasingly vital source of support for low income communities. It has made its mission to travel from Luzon to Mindanao to provide free medical care and services to thousands of patients from various hard-pressed communities, including … Continued

KSK Farmer: ‘Nasa puso ko ang pagtatanim’

KSK-SAP Alumna Christina Pabor joins the SM Sunday Market at SM City Calamba. For many, farming is a way of life. They gain a profound sense of purpose when they cultivate the land, plant seeds, and harvest fruits and vegetables that will nourish not just their families but an entire community. Cristina Lumor-Pabro, a Kabalikat … Continued

An eager dreamer dares to explore new horizons

SM Foundation welcomed its first batch of scholars three decades ago. Since then, they have welcomed thousands of scholars, giving them the chance to go beyond possibilities—one of them is Junie Anne Mariano. Believing in the power of education, she took up Secondary Education at a university in Cauayan City, Isabela. But for her, it … Continued

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