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1000 fire-hit families in Davao City receive SM Foundation’s Kalinga Packs

Providing assistance to the community it serves, SM group recently extended its helping hand to fire-gutted communities in Piapi, Davao City.  Through SM Foundation’s Operation Tulong Express (OPTE), about 600 beneficiaries in Barangay 21–C received Kalinga packs. Over 300 fire victims from nearby Barangay 22-C also received the said assistance. SM Foundation Inc (SMFI), together … Continued

SM Foundation aids quake-hit Türkiye, Syria

In solidarity with earthquake-hit countries Türkiye and Syria, SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) sent aid through the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) last Feb. 27, 2023. Represented by SM Foundation Health and Medical Programs Executive Director Connie Angeles, SMFI handed 200 units of gasoline generators to PRC to provide power to the quake-stricken Türkiye and Syria. Additionally, … Continued

SM Foundation mounts two medical missions in Cagayan Valley

A volunteer SM employee from SM City Cauayan takes the vital signs of a beneficiary in Isabela during the medical mission held on March 2, 2023. Moving towards its vision of helping communities in nurturing their health and wellness, SM group held two medical missions in Tuguegarao and Cauayan in the Cagayan Valley region. Through … Continued

UNIQLO and SM Foundation continue efforts for Paeng victims

An SM employee-volunteer from SM City Marilao prepares the Emergency GoKit+ for distribution. UNIQLO Philippines and SM Foundation recently collaborated to send additional aid to communities hit by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng. About 43 high-risk barangays in Zamboanga Del Sur, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Pampanga, Bulacan, Isabela, and Cagayan received Emergency GoKit+, with the distribution … Continued

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

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