Jul 12, 2012

Design Your Eco Bag Contest!


  1. The SM Eco Bag design contest will happen from July 13 to August 9, 2012 only.
  2. It is open to high school and college students from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
  3. Participants must be currently enrolled for the school year 2012-2013.
  4. Entries must have the following specifications:
    1. Theme: “Art of Sustainability”
    2. Each entry must be composed of four (4) individual bag designs based on the four (4) categories: Earth, Fire, Water and Air.
    3. Each design must have a maximum of four (4) colors only.
    4. All entries should be submitted in digital format.
    5. Bag dimensions: LxWxH 19”x7.5”x16”
    6. Visit www.facebook.com/smsupermalls to view the 3D version of the bag.
  5. Entries must be uploaded to www.smsupermalls.com/designyourecobag  in the following format:
    1. JPEG in RGB format.
    2. Each file or designs should not exceed 2 MB.
    3. Participants must fill out the online registration form with your complete details:
             i.      Full Name
            ii.      Age
            iii.      Address
            iv.      Year (High School/College)
            v.      Mobile Number
            vi.      E-mail Address
            vii.      School Name
            viii.      Student Number
            ix.      School Principal/Dean’s Name
            x.      School Principal/Dean’s Contact Number
           xi.      School Principal/Dean’s E-Mail Address
  1. Only one (1) entry per participant is allowed.
  2. Participants must informed their respective schools on their participation the contest
  3. 50 entries with complete qualifications to submit will receive a consolation prize of P1,000 Sodexho gift certificate each.
  4. Four (4) winners will be chosen: one (1) winner from Metro Manila, one (1) from Luzon, one (1) from Visayas and one (1) from Mindanao.

No. of Winners

4 Winners
1Metro Manila
 1 Luzon
1 Visayas

Design Output

One design per Element; 1 set per contestant

Total No. of winning Bag Designs


  1. Each winner will receive Php 25,000 and the New iPad each
(with concise specifications: 9.7" LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen ● 2048 x 1536 pixels ● Wi-Fi 802.11 ● 16  inbuilt storage ● 5MP auto-focus camera)
  1. The winners’ schools will also receive Php 25,000 for the school’s individual environmental project.
  2. The winning designs will be owned and developed as the new designs of the 2012 SM Eco Bag.
  3. The use of any malicious drawings or foul words are subject to disqualification.
  4. Winners will be notified through registered mail. Notification letter via e-mail is just a support only.  Registered mail and notification letter via e-mail includes the instructions on when and what SM Mall they may claim their prizes.
  5. To claim prizes, winners should present the following at the nearest SM Mall’s Admin office from August 13 to September 30:
    1. Present one (1) valid School ID and birth certificate to the Admin Office of the SM Mall stated in their registered mail and notification letter via e-mail.
    2. Present two (2) photocopies of the registered mail and/or notification letter via e-mail.
  6. Prizes may be claimed within sixty (60) days upon receipt of the notifications.
  7. Prizes not claimed within sixty (60) days will be forfeited in favor of SM Supermalls.
  8. Prizes in kind are transferable but not convertible to cash.
  9. All cash prizes will be paid in check.
  10. SM will shoulder the 20% government tax.
  11. Judging procedure:
    1. All entries will be pre-screened before final judging.
    2. Entries that passed the initial screening will be deliberated by the panel of judges on August 13, 2012 in the presence of a DTI representative.
  12. Criteria for judging:
    1. Creativity – 50%
Recognize things and ideas in new ways and from a different perspective
    1. Originality – 25%
Freshness and uniqueness of aspect design or style
    1. Relevance to the theme – 25%
Capable of relating each design on the given theme “Art of Sustainability”
  1. The decision of the panel of judges shall be final and binding with the concurrence of DTI.
  2. In case of a tie, a pre-selected Tie-Breaking Judge will determine the appropriate winner.
  3. By entering the contest, the participant grants SM Supermalls and SM Cares a royalty-free, and exclusive privileges to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media, for any educational, promotional, exhibition, archival and all other standard purposes of the organizer.
  4. Employees of SCMC and its affiliates, sponsors, organizers, advertising agencies, judges including their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not eligible to join this contest.
Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 4343. Series of 2012


May 28, 2012

Cinema Guide


May 22, 2012

Cinema Guide: Movies this Week

Have fun and watch a movie! Check out movies at SM City Bacolod for the week.

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May 12, 2012

Cinema Guide: Movies this Weekend


May 10, 2012

Bacolod Health Center to Get Facelift

First in Visayas to Be Renovated by SM and BDO
Mayor Leonardia Welcomes P2M Health Service Initiative

A health center in Bacolod shall be a recipient of equipment and upgraded facilities, including the complete renovation of its building. The project is estimated to cost approximately 2 million pesos.

Existing façade of the Health Center to be renovated. As soon as the project is completed, the building will be provided with new equipment and furniture, all donated by SMFI and BDO Foundation.

The Baranggay 12 Health Center, located at the Reclamation Area, will be receiving this donation through the partnership of SM Foundation and BDO Foundation. Under the Felicitas Sy Wellness Program, both foundations under SM’s umbrella shall undertake a renovation endeavor of the existing building, giving it a complete make-over, to include layout improvement, repairs and repainting. The building shall then be installed with new furniture, facilities and equipment that will enable it to house a dispensary, dental clinic, lying-in clinic, breastfeeding station and consultation areas. The renovation plans are underway and if space permits, a pharmacy may even be accomodated, where medicines can be obtained. In addition, recreational equipment shall also be donated by the foundations to allow a play and learning center for children patients. While health centers have been rehabilitated by the SM Group in Luzon and Mindanao, Baranggay 12 will be the first recipient of the same socio-civic service in the Visayas. Aside from Baranggay 12 residents, the health center serves 7 other areas, namely: Baranggays 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 21. These residents will all benefit from the upgraded health center.  

SMFI Executive Director Connie Angeles said that rehabilitating health centers helps decongest government-owned hospitals of minor cases. This was reinforced by Mr. Albert Uy, SMFI Project Officer for Health and Wellness Programs when he presented the plan to Mayor Evelio Leonardia last Thursday. “When a health center is well equipped to provide basic care, minor health concerns can be addressed and attended to immediately, allowing hospitals to attend to major cases,” said Mr. Uy. 

While the project is set to officially start within the month of May, initial acts have already been done to get the rehabilitation started. Mayor Leonardia was updated on the ocular inspection conducted at health center by the SM engineering team and partner contractor where measurements were taken and initial plans were drafted. The project will be conducted in close coordination with the City of Bacolod, through City Health Officer Dr. Salome Biñas. Says Dr. Biñas, “Baranggay 12 and the City is fortunate to be a recipient of this development. A lot of our city residents will be direct beneficiaries of better health care services.” Added Mr. Uy, “Indeed, once renovation and equipment installation is completed, the upgraded center will be at par with any private clinic.” Dr. Biñas said that this is welcome news to residents of the baranggays that the Health Center serves, including indigents in need of health services.

SMFI and BDO Foundation have worked on other civic projects, most noted of which is the school building projects for baranggays, where new classrooms are built and donated to public schools. However, under both foundations’ health programs, this is the first partnership in the Visayas. Maureen Abelardo, BDO Foundation president and trustee, will be monitoring the progress of the project as well. Both foundations of SM have committed to undertake annual maintenance and upgrading of facilities. In the future, the center stands to be a venue for regular medical missions organized by the foundations. With the upgrade of equipment and facilities, the center will also be an ideal venue for baranggay on-the-job training of health personnel to enable them to attend to the medical cases that they encounter daily.
Mr. Uy also makes it clear that this is a donation to the City of Bacolod, and that the renovation does not make it the property of SMFI or BDO Foundation. “We will have a Deed of Donation presented to the City. The Health Center will fully remain government property.”

The renovation and rehabilitation of the Baranggay 12 Health Center is expected to complete within 3 months. In the meantime, a temporary location, either near the current location or its adjacent baranggays, will house the current facilities and medical staff and volunteers to be able to provide continued service. Mayor Leonardia stressed that the health service must not cease. Nurse Norma Aragon does not mind. She mans the Baranggay 12 health center together with Medical Officer Dr. Benjamin Gonzaga. “It is a small price for what we can expect when the new health center is finally opened to our beneficiaries,” she says. 

Also in Bacolod City, SM Foundation, Inc. has constructed and donated one-storey two classroom school buildings to Alangilan National High School and Vista-Alegre-Granada Relocation Elementary School in 2009 under its education advocacy and in support of the Department of Education's Adopt-a-School Program.


May 9, 2012


Once again, SM City Bacolod celebrates motherhood, maternal bonds, and influence of mothers in society. Honor mothers and ALL who are worthy to be called MOMs and thank them for the love and care they are giving to their family. As our way of making this celebration a little more special, we bring you - Everything’s HERE. Including LOVE For MOMS.  

MOTHER'S DAY TREAT Enjoy a variety of meal promos from our restaurants with the whole family from May 7-13 and get a chance to bring home some FREEBIES and SPECIAL TREATS for MOTHERS! Customers can also get a FREE Mister Donut cake for every purchase of our “Happy Family Meal” at SM Foodcourt!

SAVINGS COUPON FOR MOM – Celebrate Mother’s Day with a gift from SM Department Store. Customers get a P100 FREE Gift Pass for a minimum of P3,000 single receipt-purchase from May 11-13!

A MOMENT WITH MOM  - Capture this special occasion with a photograph with Mom in our Mother’s Day Centerpiece at the Northwing Lobby. Scribble your heartfelt messages for Mom on our Express Your Love Wall at the Cinema Lobby.

DANCE WITH MOM – Bring Mom and the whole family for a Dance workshop in Latin Dance and Belly Dance on May 10, 5PM at The Event Centre.

THANK YOU, MOM – A Mother’s Day Art Exhibit by the students of Cre8. See the creative works of kids 8-12 years of age and their expression of thanks to Moms. Located at the East Bridgeway, from May 7 to 13.

SWEET SERENADE -  Listen to sweet orchestral symphonies as a musical tribute to all Mothers by the Elohymn Orchestra on May 13, 4PM at The Event Centre.

Show Mom how special she is. Celebrate Mother’s Day at SM City Bacolod!

For inquiries, call 468.0209 / 468.0168 126. Visit www.smcitybacolod.blogspot.com or like SM City Bacolod on Facebook for event and promo updates.


May 3, 2012

Cinema Guide: Watch a Movie!

If you haven't caught the Avengers yet, it's still showing! Relax and watch a movie at SM City Bacolod.

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