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SM Foundation mobilizes relief opps after fire hits Manila communities

SM City Manila and volunteers from Manila City LGU converage as they distribute Kalinga Packs through SM Foundation’s Operation Tulong Express (OPTE) A massive fire tore through the low-income communities of Parola and Isla Puting Bato in Tondo, Manila, leaving an estimated 1,000 families homeless after their homes were gutted by the blaze.  In the … Continued

Investing in tomorrow: SM Group elevates Scholarship Program with holistic approach

The SM Foundation, the social good arm of the SM Group, is ramping up its scholarship program by prioritizing a well-rounded student experience for its scholars.  This renewed focus goes beyond financial aid, aiming to nurture well-adjusted and successful graduates. The foundation, in partnership with SM Retail and SM Supermalls, recently held a general assembly … Continued

Pages for progress: SM Foundation, Phoenix Publishing House collaborate for social good

SM Foundation and Phoenix Publishing House team up for ‘Page for Progress.’ Joining the turnover ceremony are (from left) Phoenix SVP Juan Carlos Sibal, SM Foundation (SMFI) Executive Director for Education Carmen Linda Atayde, Phoenix President Pilar Fatima Sibal-Balbin, Phoenix Board of Directors Chair Alegria Sibal-Limjoco, SMFI Executive Director Debbie Sy, and SMFI SAVP for … Continued

Forward thinking farmers: How two farmers embraced modern techniques

Jayson and Juanito proudly showcase a selection of produce at the SM City Clark’s Weekend Market. While modern agricultural techniques boost yields for some, there remains a number of Filipino farmers who struggle to keep pace. These experienced hands find themselves falling behind in a market demanding higher production, clinging to familiar yet often inefficient … Continued

Pursuing education despite the odds

These SM scholar alumni are now steps closer to their dreams Queenie Alfonso (left) and Prince Mangahas (right) join the SM Scholars’ general assembly at SM City Clark In the Philippines, a significant number of students often face uncertain paths to higher education, especially those from low-income communities. Often, the pressing need to support their … Continued

SM Foundation, partners’ medical missions reach 3,000 in Laguna, Bohol

With the rising prevalence of diseases straining healthcare systems, preventive healthcare has become an urgent priority to identify and address potential health issues before they develop. Early detection and intervention are key to stopping health problems in their tracks, leading to better health outcomes and a lighter burden on both individuals and healthcare systems. Amidst this, … Continued

One drop of blood, countless lifelines

SM Group, committed to fostering a spirit of volunteerism, teams up with its partners to host blood donation drives in SM Supermalls and offices. These convenient and safe initiatives increase the country’s blood supply. Many of us encounter news of blood donation drives organized by companies and institutions alongside the Philippine Red Cross or the … Continued

A scholar breaks barriers

SM Scholar Jonalyn balances a career that provides a secure and comfortable life for her daughter while maintaining a strong presence in her child’s life. Decades of research consistently point to a link: women with higher levels of education are empowered to take control of their lives and drive positive change in their communities. This … Continued

SM Group empowers young women with hygiene kit donations

Students from San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan share that the SM Group’s donation activity allows them to learn how to better protect their hygiene and health. From providing access to hygiene kits to eliminating societal taboos and misconceptions, the Philippines has been trying to break the silence surrounding women’s health and hygiene.   Through the SM … Continued

Why donate blood?

SM Group employees share what inspired them to join blood donation Filipinos are known for our communal spirit.  However, within our complex healthcare landscape, blood banks face an uphill battle in encouraging a culture of consistent, voluntary blood donation. This is essential to meet the ongoing demand for a steady supply of blood units critical … Continued

SM Foundation, partners kick off medical mission in Cagayan, Isabela

SM Foundation recently conducted its medical and dental mission in Sta. Ana, Cagayan Valley, and Santiago, Isabela, continuing is mission of providing healthcare access in underserved communities.  In collaboration with BDO Network, JCI Cauayan Bamboo, and the Local Government Unit of Isabela and Cagayan, the initiative in Cagayan saw volunteers, including doctors and healthcare professionals, … Continued

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