SM Foundation, Uniqlo Send Food Packs to SM Cares Villages

SM Foundation Inc along with Japanese clothes firm Uniqlo, lately introduced smiles to residents of SM Cares Villages after they distributed meals packs to virtually 900 households in Bogo City, in Cebu province, Concepcion in IloIlo, Ormoc City, and in Tacloban City.

Like us, a lot of them are homebound by the improved neighborhood quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and so they had been pleased to obtain kilos of rice, cup noodles, cans of sardines and tuna, and bottles of distilled water.

Each SM Foundation meals pack incorporates 4pcs of cup noodles, 2 kilos of rice, three cans of sardines, 2 cans of tuna, and four bottles of distilled water.

The SM Foundation and Uniqlo Philippines reply to the wants of just about 900 beneficiaries of the SM Cares Village who’re unable to proceed their livelihood led to by the improved neighborhood quarantine by the native authorities models resulting from COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thank you SM Foundation and Uniqlo for bringing these relief packs to our place,” stated Neralyn Montejo, one of many beneficiaries of the SM Cares Village in Bogo City, Cebu. “Thank you for not abandoning us during this time of crisis.”

It might be recalled that SM Cares Villages had been constructed to assist survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 rebuild their lives. It is a joint endeavor of SM and its service suppliers, tenants, enterprise companions, staff, and communities.

A notice of thanks from a beneficiary from the SM Cares Village in Ormoc City 

The first SM Cares Village was turned over to 200 beneficiaries final November 9, 2014 in Bogo City, Cebu. This was adopted by SM Cares Villages in Concepcion, Iloilo (200 homes), Tacloban (400 homes), and Ormoc City (200 homes).

The disaster-resilient homes got to the beneficiaries without cost, with SM working with a number of NGO companions for its neighborhood improvement, together with livelihood and values-formation actions.

Neralyn Montejo of the SM Cares Village in Bogo City, Cebu was grateful SM had not forgotten them.

Each village has utilities, fundamental facilities like avenue lights, in addition to a neighborhood heart, and a basketball court docket. There are additionally chapels and comfort shops for its residents.

The SM Cares Village in Bogo City, the primary of the 4 Villages constructed by the SM Group, is positioned in a one-hectare lot in Barangay Polambato, Bogo City. 

Aside from the homes, the SM Cares Village additionally has facilities equivalent to avenue lamps, sewage therapy plant, supplies restoration facility, rain-catchment system and provisions for water and electrical energy.

The Body Shop’s Coastal Clean-up with Planet CORA

Conscious of the social and environmental issues the society of in the present day exposes its inhabitants, The Body Shop has been one of many pioneers of sustainability. With that, it consistently seeks for brand new tasks with the intention to assist the world we reside in.

Planet CORA founder Antoinette Taus and Cleanup volunteer Yassi Pressman.

In the Philippines, in addition to the remainder of the world, piles of our mismanaged wastes wind up on our shores.  Plastics and different non-biodegradable wastes could also be low-cost and handy however they keep lengthy in our surroundings and will kill marine animals as they mistaken plastics for meals. Single-used plastics reminiscent of plastic straws, plastic bottles and plastic baggage are large contributors to air pollution.

Antoinette Taus with the little eco hero Dianelle Mikaella.

In line with this, The Body Shop Philippines partnered with Planet CORA a non-profit group devoted in defending the planet in gathering nearly 200 volunteers for a Coastal Cleanup in Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA). This cleanup helped in bodily decreasing wastes in addition to creating consciousness and inspiration for the volunteers to instill change of their life. A complete of two.29 tons of waste had been collected in only a span of two hours whereby majority of the collected had been plastic bottles.

Joey Mead King, who has all the time been passionate in beating the alarming rise of plastic air pollution, joined the group on this endeavor.

The Ocean Cleanup with Planet CORA is simply one of many many advocacies of The Body Shop Philippines.


About The Body Shop

The Body Shop was based in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick in Little Hampton, England. The magnificence model pioneered company activism and was constructed on a philosophy that enterprise could be a drive for good. With its model expression, Beauty with Heart, the corporate continues to be targeted on 5 core values: Against Animal Testing, Support Community Fair Trade, Activate Self Esteem, Defend Human Rights and Protect The Planet.

All merchandise are created utilizing the best substances sourced from the 4 corners of the globe, which aren’t examined on animals and are 100% vegetarian. The Body Shop has been within the Philippine marketplace for eighteen years with over 55 strategically situated shops nationwide.

SMFI bags Anvil award for spreading social good

SMFI Assistant Vice President for Administration Florencia Gorospe, (third from the left), SMFI School Building Program Head Juris Umali-Soliman, (fifth from the left), SM Investments Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs Victor Persius Chan (4th from the appropriate), SMFI Assistant Vice President for Education Programs Eleanor Lansang (3rd from proper) and SMFI workers in the course of the 55th Anvil Awards Gabi ng Parangal

SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI), the social improvement arm of the SM group of corporations, secured two honors from the Public Relations Society of the Philippines on the just lately held 55th Anvil Awards final February 28, 2020 on the Manila Hotel. The silver anvil awards got for SMFI’s excellent PR program and instruments, particularly for his or her entries “SM Foundation: Spreading #SocialGood” and “Breaking Boundaries for a Better Tomorrow: The SMFI Annual Report 2018.” 

Since it began in 1983, SM Foundation has been continuously enhancing lives and uplifting communities by means of its quite a few company social duty efforts resembling training by means of scholarship packages and donations of faculty buildings to public elementary & excessive faculties; well being & medical tasks like medical missions with a cellular clinic; renovations of hospital exercise facilities and spiritual group tasks, and farmers’ coaching packages.

Staying true to its precept of “People Helping People”, SM Foundation just lately has turned over the primary tranche of its allotted Php 100M donation to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) to assist battle the unfold of COVID-19 within the Philippines. Together with Goldiclocks, breads, desserts and pastry merchandise have been additionally delivered to 30 hospitals and medical amenities across the National Capital Region (NCR) in hopes of bringing smiles to the courageous and hardworking COVID-19 frontliners. A complete of two,900 buns, 6,200 desserts, and lots of different pastry merchandise have been distributed from March 18 – 20, 2020.

SMFI serves as one of many first responders throughout calamities by giving fast help to communities in type of medication and different primary wants.

SM Tech-Voc Program: Providing Equal Opportunities for All

Don Bosco (TVET Cebu) trainees throughout considered one of their Machinery NC II workshops

According to the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030, the Philippine development trade is focusing on to develop its contribution to the economic system to P130 trillion by 2030. As such, there’s a steady demand for expert staff. 

To complement the efforts of Philippine authorities and to supply alternatives for the youth in grassroot communities, SM Foundation (SMFI) launched a Technical-Vocational (tech-voc) Scholarship in 2007 –  a program that provides full tech-voc scholarships to competent college students who’re from financially-challenged households. 

It is a two-year program that constitutes a curriculum specializing in enhancing the abilities of the youth to ensure that them to realize tech-voc expertise and employment in numerous professions associated to providers and manufacturing industries.

A latest SM Tech-Voc program graduate, the eighteen-year-old Antonette Henolos enrolled on a often male-dominated craft – as she is sole feminine graduate of her class in Machining NC II which consisted of 25 college students.

Machining NC II is a brief TESDA course within the Philippines which trains college students in establishing and working a wide range of machine instruments to carry out precision machining operations. Graduates of Machining NC II are often employed as machinist, lathe, milling and precision grinding operators and bench fitters – and this skillset is just not solely in demand regionally but in addition abroad. 

Antonette believes that she will additionally achieve a male-dominated workforce. “It’s my dream to be successful and be skillful on my craft and maybe have an opportunity to also work and get trained abroad. Machining NC II is a stepping stone for me towards fulfilling my dreams,” she stated.

It was her dad and mom’ prodding which led her to take up the course. Second of 4 siblings, Antonette’s mom is a sari-sari retailer vendor and her father is a fish porter. Through the skillset that she acquired from this system, Antonette is set to enhance the standard of lifetime of her household.

Don Bosco Technical Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET) Cebu Center Director Bro. Manny Gacayan has nothing however excessive praises for Antonette. “Female machine operators are in demand here in Cebu. They are patient and very focused. Antonette is very reliable. The company where she had her on-the-job training (MVOLT Enterprise) has expressed its intention of hiring her after graduation,” he shared.

Bro. Manny says it’s her angle and character that may assist her match within the store ground. “Fortunately for Antonette there’s already a rising acceptance of girls working within the machine store trade. This is a optimistic improvement that issues are altering and that machine store follow is quick turning into a gender-neutral occupation.

Antonette is among the forty SM technical-vocational students who graduated from Don Bosco TVET in Pasil, Cebu final month. The graduates accomplished their 10-month coaching and 5-month on-the-job coaching in Machining NC II and Automotive Servicing NC II.

Since 2007, SM Tech Voc program has supported greater than 3,500 tech-voc students all around the nation.

Jolo Romualdez warns netizen about certain individuals who are claiming that they’re part of Romualdez/Marcos clan

The nephew of former Senator Bongbong Marcos warned the netizen about some people who’re claiming that they’re a part of the facility Romualdez-Marcos clan.

Jolo Romualdez in a collection of Facebook publish revealed that the viral businessman Francis Leo Marcos just isn’t associated to their clan and he additionally stated that his actual title is Norman Mangusin.

“To all the people asking me about Mr. Francis Leo Marcos he is not related to me nor to my family po he’s real name is “Norman Mangusin” thanks,” he stated.


Romualdez additionally posted a doc exhibiting former First Lady Imelda Marcos asking the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to research some fraudulent individual.

In the doc, Romualdez listed 5 individuals and it included a sure Francis Leo Marcos.

“I have received continued disturbing reports about the above-mentioned persons using my name and my family’s name to collect unauthorized campaign donations, selling of fake gold certificates and using photographs and films/video coverage to associate themselves with me and my family for unauthorized and unscrupulous business practices,” Imelda wrote on the doc.

“Mr. Francis Leo Marcos has claimed that he is the son of Dr. Pacifico Marcos, the brother of my late husband and that he has been chosen by the Marcos family as the custodian of alleged wealth which we are not in possession of; he uses my photographs on social media after a photo opportunities and has produced a film positioning him as a signatory to the world’s wealth; he targets wealthy Chinese businessmen who want to do business in the Philippines and attracts them thru charitable causes,” she added.

Romualdez advised the netizens to be “extra careful” and keep away from believing something they see on the web.

“Please let’s be extra careful, lalo na sa panahon ngaun marami fraud. Ginagamit Last Name ng Romualdez or Marcos Hindi naman un ung real name or last name nya, sa mga kilala ko jan sa Leyte Manila and to other places please wag po agad maniwala if may magsabi or nagsabi na related to me or to my family even if there’s a photo or video you can verify message or contact me first po. keep safe everyone! thank you,” he stated.

“Kaya Yung mga fraud jan, before using a Name or Surname na Hindi naman un ung real name or apelyido mo you better think twice,” he added.

Francis Leo Marcos has gone viral on social media due to exhibiting his philanthropic actions on social media.

The businessman additionally posted some photographs of him along with some members of the Marcos clan like former First Lady Imelda Marcos, former Senator Bongbong Marcos, and Fortuna Edralin Marcos.

“My date told me that I look like Ferdie (Ferdinand Marcos)  I reply her with the snob  and say I look more like. PAKING (pacifico Marcos my father) than Ferdie and she laughs open air wahahahaha,” Francis Leo Marcos stated on his publish final yr.

Several days in the past, he even confirmed the homes of the individuals residing in a super-exclusive subdivision in Quezon City and urging them to go exterior to assist the needy.

Marcos acquired reward on social media due to his good deeds and referred to as him the following web sensation.


Maine Mendoza, nakalikom ng higit P500k para ipangtulong sa halos 600 na mahirap na pamilya

Matapos ilunsad ni Maine Mendoza noong nakaraang linggo ang ‘DoNation’ fund drive para sa each day wage earners na naapektuhan ng neighborhood quarantine bunga ng COVID-19, nakalikom na agad ang aktres ng mahigit kalahating milyon piso.