SM mobilizes medical missions in Taal evacuation centers


SM Foundation mobile clinic

As part of the SM Group's continued effort to bring aid to the victims of the Taal volcano’s unrest, SM Foundation, SM Retail, and Watsons partnered to launch a series of medical missions in Lipa, Batangas.

The mission started at the Canossa Academy in Lipa on Friday, January 17, where the affected families, composed of kids, adults, and senior citizens were able to avail of free medical check-ups. The mobile clinic also offered free X-Ray and electrocardiogram (ECG) exams. The patients also received free medicine.

Aside from the free medical check-ups, the beneficiaries also received medicines from SM Foundation and its partners.

SM Retail and Watsons’ employees volunteered to distribute bottled water, masks, relief goods, and hygiene kits including shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, alcohol, and sanitary pads.

Hygiene kits were distributed to the affected families.

Through the donations of shoppers, The SM Store distributed to kids the toys collected from the “Share the Magic of Giving Donate A Toy" program.

The SM Store distributed toys to the kids in the evacuation center.

Residents of Batangas were the hardest hit by the Taal volcano’s unrest, which caused ash falls and earthquakes.

Families affected by the Taal volcano’s unrest received free medical check-ups brought by SM Foundation, SM Retail, Watsons, and other partners.