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Southies’ own Christmas Gardens unveiled

Pandemic or not, we shall celebrate Christmas, won’t we? And, with the restrictions finally easing up, children being welcomed back into shopping malls and other family-friendly places, we appreciate it all the more how SM Supermalls has been putting so much effort into making everyone feel more excited about Christmas, not only with their pledge to give and to care Christmas countdown but also with how they decorate each SM Supermall with a spectacular theme to match. SM Southmall’s Secret Christmas Garden Let’s begin with every southie in the metro’s second home: SM Southmall. SM Southmall is known for its larger-than-life, picturesque Christmas centerpieces that are perfect backgrounds to our holiday photos. This year, however, SM Southmall unveiled their first-ever experiential Christmas centerpiece!  Abundant trees in varying sizes surround the whole display with a pathway leading to and unveiling the mystery of a secret garden. At the heart of the centerpiece is a 35-feet towering Christmas tree adorned with blooms and thousands of sparkling lights with giant elegant reindeer around it. Be transported to a …

SM Supermalls hits 5 million COVID-19 jabs, opens more vax sites for minors

SM Supermalls has yet again marked a back-to-back milestone in its pursuit to help end COVID-19 in the Philippines: surpassing the five-millionth mark of COVID-19 jabs and the opening of more SM malls as pediatric vaccination sites outside Metro Manila. “Breaching the five-millionth mark is a testament to our commitment to providing our communities with accessible and convenient vaccination sites. We thank our partner LGUs for this partnership are happy to provide our malls as pediatric vaccination centers for minors belonging to the 12-17 age group.” said Steven Tan, president of SM Supermalls. During the opening ceremony of Paranaque City LGU’s “Bida Rin ang Bata” vaccination center at SM City Sucat on November 3, a total of 588 youngsters were given their first dose of vaccines. To date, SM Supermalls has vaccinated over 6,000 pediatric constituents in 15 pediatric mall vaccination sites. Present during the launch were Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr., National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine czar; Assistant Secretary Elmer Punzalan and Assistant Regional Director Aleli Sudiacial, Department of Health; …

SM Supermalls launches The SM StartUp Package for aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs

100 Small business owners invited to set up shot in SM Malls It has been almost two years since the pandemic brought Filipino life and many livelihoods to a screeching halt. According to a 2020 Asian Development Bank (ADB) study of 1,804 Philippine MSMEs, 70.6% were forced to temporarily close with 66.2% reported to have temporary staff cuts during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. Bucking these statistics and the odds created by the changes in the landscape, the enterprising Filipino found many opportunities in online businesses, with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recording over 88,000 new e-commerce registrations at the end of 2020. This figure is projected to be a million e-commerce enterprises by 2022 (from 500,000 in 2020). By taking advantage of the online space, MSME owners have become unsung heroes of the economy, all the while providing for their families and making their business dreams a reality.  SM Supermalls very well understands the potential of each Filipino to be successful business owners because of their founder, the late Mr. Henry …