SM Foundation donates P10m to Philippine Red Cross

SM Foundation, represented by Executive Director for Health and Wellness packages Connie Angeles, donated P10million to Philippine Red Cross (PRC), represented by Senator and PRC Chairman Richard Gordon, for the good thing about households affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

Aside from this cheque donation, SM Foundation repeatedly reaches out to the affected communities by distributing hundreds of Kalinga packs beneath its Operation Tulong Express program.

SM City Rosales’ 3-Day Sale – November 13 to 15, 2020

Let the Holiday Shopping begins and keep away from the push (plus, hold protected distances) as we brighten the season with SM City Rosales’ 3-Day Sale this coming Nov 13,14 &15 from 10AM to 8PM! 

Huge offers and nice reductions will likely be unwrapped only for you! So, mark your calendars now! 

Fret not as we observe strict measures for a protected malling expertise for everybody.

The Body Shop is Now Online

Shopping to your favourite cruelty-free necessities is just some clicks away because the Body Shop goes on-line Add to your cart The Body Shop’s new merchandise your pores and skin will completely thanks for.

Autumn is coming, and The Body Shop has brewed up the cosiest scent withSpecial Edition Vanilla Pumpkin assortment. Like sugar, spice and all the things good, these physique care treats are certain to maintain you feeling toasty warmed with notes of pumpkin, hazelnut caramel, maple syrup and almond milk.

Refresh your physique care and bathtub time routine with The Body Shop’s immediately cooling new collections. TheSpecial Edition Cool Cucumbervary feels immediately cooling on pores and skin and smells unbelievably refreshing; whereas the zingySpecial Edition Zesty Lemonvary retains issues recent and is the right technique to kickstart your morning.

Inspired by superfood elements from around the globe. the brand newThe Body ShopHair & Body Mistassortment are cute and colourful feel-good spritzes for that provides on the spot ‘ahhh” feeling.

The newGinger Scalp Serumis the most recent addition to the Ginger Haircare assortment. Just a few drops of this potent formulation will assist rebalance, nourish and soothe dryness of the scalp providing you with the boldness to come back shut, let unfastened and free your hair.

Your pores and skin will likely be able to tackle the day with round the clock safety in opposition to UVA and UVB rays, and air pollution with the brand new and improvedThe Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++. This light-weight triple menace facial lotion accommodates crimson algae extract and the antioxidant vitamin C leaving your complexion wanting wholesome and radiant.

Give your pores and skin some love and hydration with the brand newTea Tree In-Control Hydrator.This new addition to the Tea Tree vary is ideal for giving hydration to

these with oily and blemish-prone pores and skin. Made with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya and pure salicylic acid from wintergreen.

Visit our on-line retailer, add to cart, and take a look at any time of the day. Also, get presents and offers which might be completely on-line.The Body Shop’s cruelty-free and vegan merchandise are additionally out there in The Body Shop shops, Call & Deliver, Lazada, Shopee and ShopSM. The Body Shop now accepts SM Advantage Card for factors incomes and redemption, SM and Sodexo premium cross in all The Body Shop shops nationwide.


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 power for good. With its model expression, Beauty with Heart, the corporate continues to be centered 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 elements 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

SM bags 5 wins at the prestigious 12th Global CSR Awards

SM not too long ago took house a complete of 5 awards on the 12th Global CSR Awards, besting greater than 300 firms from everywhere in the world in a showcase of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives which have made a constructive impression on the lives of numerous people and communities.

SM Supermalls, by way of its CSR arm, SM Cares, was conferred the “Best Country Award for Overall CSR Excellence within the Philippines”, an award given to organizations which have demonstrated exemplary and related community-based initiatives with illustrated and long-term outcomes for its stakeholders. The award is a testomony to the corporate’s dedication to the creation of CSR advocacies and initiatives geared towards supporting communities and empowering the Filipino. 

SM Supermalls additionally obtained the Gold CSR Leadership Award for efforts and advocacies that promote social inclusion in all its enterprise environments, serving to communities who have been displaced by calamities similar to Typhoon Haiyan, and take care of the setting, guaranteeing that its enterprise operations are sustainable.

Meanwhile, SM Foundation was given the Gold award for “Excellence in Provision for Literacy & Education” for its SM Scholarship Program, an institutional program, which to this point has supplied greater than 5,000 underprivileged Filipino youth with entry to larger training, together with tertiary training and technical-vocational training, amongst others.

SM Supermalls additionally received a Silver, beneath the class “Best Environmental Excellence Award” for its varied Mall applications and operations, devoted to power effectivity, water conservation, accountable strong waste administration, and the promotion of eco-friendly practices among the many youth, in addition to the corporate’s efforts to assist shield the nation’s waters by way of the annual International Coastal Cleanup and its month-to-month Trash to Cash recycling market. 

In addition, SM Supermalls received a Bronze for “Best Community Program Award” for its CSR advocacies, notably people who have immensely benefited sectors of society who sometimes want extra care and a focus, similar to girls and breastfeeding moms, individuals with disabilities and particular wants, and the aged. This additionally consists of the corporate’s setting and sustainability advocacies.

Our current wins on the 12th Global CSR Awards are a testomony to the dedication of our folks in serving to create a world the place everyone seems to be empowered, and the place nobody is left behind. Our CSR advocacies promote social inclusion and take care of the setting, and proceed to encourage us to assist enhance the lives of the Filipino folks. As accountable members of the neighborhood, we share this recognition to all our companions, beneficiaries and stakeholders,” mentioned SM Supermalls President, Steven T. Tan. 

The Global CSR Awards is an annual ceremony that honors organizations which have showcased excellence in implementing CSR initiatives. It goals to advertise neighborhood involvement for organizations, urging them to utilize their assets and affect to assist those that are in want and contribute to the event of options to the world’s most urgent points.

SM Cares is the company social duty arm of SM Supermalls, offering assist to the neighborhood by way of partnerships with related stakeholders. SM Cares’ advocacies embrace applications on individuals with disabilities, the setting, girls and breastfeeding moms, senior residents, and youngsters and youth. To study extra about its varied initiatives, go to

Healthy Tropics: Maximizing opportunities –

“I have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, but I have a Master’s degree in Mad Science.”

This is how Mike Atayde, Orich Food and Beverages CEO and Head of Product Development, describes himself. He says his ardour to create issues and his curiosity in product analysis and growth haven’t tapered off even when the pandemic struck. His firm, he says, continues to spend money on laboratory gear to assist them ship extra merchandise and determine what works and what doesn’t.

“Every challenge has its opportunities. As humans, we have the ability to cope and adjust if we just settle down and think. When things bog down, that doesn’t mean you cannot be productive and creative and find solutions,” Mike opines.

As a wellness model, Healthy Tropics markets its merchandise to shopper who’ve turn out to be extra invested of their well being due to the pandemic.

“You have to find new avenues to sell your products. Now, we’re seeing there’s considerable growth in the online retail space. You just have to keep your products relevant and interesting,” Mike says.

Healthy Tropics additionally continues to work with its retail companions like Kultura on how their merchandise can attain a wider market given the scenario.

“Kultura is a springboard for Filipino products to grow, evolve and then get into the mainstream. Kultura can continue to support us and smaller manufacturers by being present everywhere. It has the network,” Mike shares.

Aside from making certain their merchandise stay accessible to the market, Orich additionally makes certain that their staff are working in a protected surroundings 

“During the lockdown, tuloy pa rin ang pagtanggap namin ng sweldo. Pinayagan din nila kami to work from home. We also have rapid tests, at shouldered ng kompanya ang fees,” Dina Gatdula, an accounting officer for Orich, says.

Healthy Tropics snacks and juices can be found in Kultura shops situated contained in the SM Malls. You can also order Healthy Tropics and different uniquely Filipino merchandise on-line at

For greater than 60 years, SM, and its affiliate manufacturers like Kultura, has been residence to hundreds of MSMEs. As SM grew, so did its MSME companions. From these years of partnership, SM and MSMEs as soon as once more stand collectively to construct again stronger. 

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“Anuman ang kulay politika mo, isantabi muna”

Journalist Arnold Clavio inspired the individuals to unite no matter their political views in his Instagram submit.

Clavio who watched Duterte’s first United Nations General Assembly speech mentioned that the individuals ought to learn the speech of the President and “cherish” it.

He even shared among the highlights of Duterte’s speech which based on him had been thought-about as essential points that must be mentioned.

“Anuman ang kulay politika mo, isantabi muna. Balikan, pakinggan at namnamin ang naging talumpati ni Pangulong Duterte sa harap ng iba’t ibang lider sa United Nations General Assembly,” mentioned Clavio.

“Kahit sa isang kisapmata ay magkaisa tayo bilang iisang lahing Pilipino. Narito ang ilang highlights ng kanyang talumpati. Ang paninindigan niya sa ilang mahalagang isyu na kailangan na malaman ng lahat,” he added.

The journalist not too long ago confronted points after Sarah Balabagan claimed that they had a relationship when she was only 16 years old.

Duterte made his speech on September 23 (Manila Time) and one of the memorable remarks of the President was the stance of the Philippines on the South China Sea dispute.


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🇵🇭 🇵🇭 🇵🇭 Anuman ang kulay politika mo, isantabi muna. Balikan, pakinggan at namnamin ang naging talumpati ni Pangulong Duterte sa harap ng iba’t ibang lider sa United Nations General Assembly. Kahit sa isang kisapmata ay magkaisa tayo bilang iisang lahing Pilipino. Narito ang ilang highlights ng kanyang talumpati. Ang paninindigan niya sa ilang mahalagang isyu na kailangan na malaman ng lahat: (Sa COVID 19) “The world is in the race to find a safe and effective vaccine. When the world finds that vaccine, access to it must not be denied nor withheld. It should be made available to all, rich and poor.” (Frontliners): “We salute all frontliners who put their lives on the line even in countries not their own. So also do we honor and recognize the healthcare professionals who selflessly answered the call to combat the COVID-19 pandemic despite its virulence and unknown characteristics.” (West Philippine Sea): “The Philippines affirms that commitment in the South China Sea in accordance with UNCLOS and the 2016 Arbitral Award. The Award is now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dilute, diminish or abandon. We firmly reject attempts to undermine it.” “I therefore call on the stakeholders in the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East and Africa: if we cannot be friends as yet, then in God’s name, let us not hate each other too much. I heard it once said, and I say it to myself in complete agreement.” “Let us empower UN – reform it – to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Let us strengthen it so it can fully deliver its mandate to maintain peace and security, uphold justice and human rights, and promote freedom and social progress for all. After all, we are the United Nations.” Kung sinuman ang gumawa ng kanyang speech na ito, napakaganda ng pagkakasulat. Klaro. Malinaw. Mararamdaman mo na kay sarap maging Pilipino. Mabuhay!!! 😉 👏👏👏

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“The award is now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dilute, diminish, or abandon,” mentioned Duterte.

Even the critics of President Duterte praised the mentioned speech and hoping that the federal government was severe in defending the territory of the nation.


Silcafe and Kick-start: Finding new direction in coffee

As a younger boy from Silang, Cavite, Michael Poblete Asuncion watched his father Enrile promote freshly roasted espresso to cafés, eating places, and places of work. His father, who made the model Silcafe within the 1990s, served as his inspiration early on. Like Enrile, he has all the time believed within the potential of Philippine espresso.

In their years of residing within the United States, they continued to supply their merchandise. But that took the backseat for Michael as he began a profession in funding banking, working within the US and in Hong Kong.

Losing his job as a result of world monetary disaster in 2008, Michael returned to the Philippines in seek for a restart. This path led him to an previous love—espresso.

“I had to kick-start something, and coffee was the impetus. Coffee was the fuel that literally and figuratively started me on a new path of entrepreneurship,” shares Michael.

Learning the ropes from his father, Michael constructed his personal espresso model aptly referred to as Kick-Start in 2009, and launched it to the market in 2013. He made certain that Kick-Start would stand out from the market due to its robust model and constant high quality.

As his father obtained sick, Michael turned extra decided to take their manufacturers to the subsequent stage and make them extra accessible to a wider market. This led to a partnership with Kultura.

“Kultura is a great place to have a presence to show to the international market the best products in the Philippines. As we grew with Kultura, we were able to introduce more coffee brands and grow the brewed coffee category,” Michael says.

Now that their manufacturers are bought at Kultura and numerous SM Supermarket and SM Hypermarket branches and even at Seafood City within the US, Michael beams with success of the dream he and his father constructed through the years and a testomony to not letting setbacks get in the way in which.

“We continue to build our coffee brands and caffeinate the Filipino with consistent, quality coffee, freshly roasted coffee,” Michael says.

Silcafe and Kick-Start merchandise can be found in Kultura shops situated inside SM Malls. You can also organize them and different uniquely Filipino merchandise on-line at launching quickly.

Kultura is a specialty retailer of SM Retail that gives all issues uniquely Filipino—from meals, magnificence and wellness merchandise to trend, residence decor and souvenirs. Behind each product is a narrative of neighborhood, help and id.

[Photos from Silca Coffee]

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Trillanes not impress with Duterte’s UN speech about West Philippine Sea claim: “Wag kayo pat*nga-t*nga!”

Not everybody was impressed with President Rodrigo Duterte’s United Nations General Assembly speech yesterday.

While Duterte acquired reward from retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV nonetheless slammed the President, saying that he’s not honest with what he’s saying.

In a tweet, Trillanes that the individuals who believed his speech are those who was satisfied that Duterte would actually personally go to the West Philippine Sea utilizing a jetski.

“To believe duterte now on his UN statement re WPS, is like believing his jetski campaign promise all over again. Utang na loob, wag kayo pat*nga-t*nga!” Trillanes stated.

Aside from Trillanes, Senator Leila De Lima additionally criticized Duterte and known as his UN speech “fake”.

“I have only one word to describe the Duterte who spoke last night before the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly). Plastic. As fake as the dolomite beach his government wasted millions on in the middle of a pandemic,” De Lima wrote.

In his first UN speech, Duterte invoked the arbitral victory towards China’s claims in West Philippine Sea in 2016.

“The Award is now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dilute, diminish or abandon. We firmly reject attempts to undermine it,” Duterte stated.

“We welcome the increasing number of states that have come in support of the award and what it stands for — the triumph of reason over rashness, of law over disorder, of amity over ambition. This – as it should – is the majesty of the law,” he added.