January 8, 2016

Kalipay Kids Get 500 Bears from SM City Bacolod

SM City Bacolod just made a delivery of 500 bears to Kalipay Negrense Foundation. The bears are gifts from customers who joined in the mall’s Bears of Joy campaign by purchasing a pair of bears, one to keep and the other to gift to a charity supported by the mall.

Kalipay Negrense Foundation works for the causes of disadvantaged children, rescuing and taking in homeless, abused, malnourished, out-of-school and special children. The foundation provides safe shelter, food, health, counseling and education.

For the turnover, a team of SM volunteers led by mall manager George Jardiolin, brought the bears over to one of the homes maintained by the foundation. The volunteers also played with the kids who were all eager to get a bear for themselves and their friends. 

SM City Bacolod thanks all its shoppers who participated in this campaign!

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.

April 20, 2012


It’s Earth Day this weekend and special events are in line aimed at creating and spreading awareness about the environment. The public is invited to join the celebration in honor of the one world we live in: Mother Earth.
With the slogan “Earth Day, Everyday, Everywhere,” the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Earth Day Convenors, in partnership with SM City Bacolod, call on everyone to join in Bacolod’s celebration with environmental programs that are sure to be fun and even profitable to the pocket and the health.
Today marks the opening of Trash to Cash, an SM-initiated waste market fair at the North Wing parking area where everyone is invited to bring in their junk and recyclable materials that they can sell. SM’s partner junk dealers shall buy recyclable papers, cans, plastic bottles, metals and even unusable materials that require special disposal like car batteries and electronic wastes. Sell your trash, bring home cash and get a free Eco Bag too! Trash to Cash Waste Market Fair opens at 9AM till 2PM.
On April 21, the Tree-K Run will take off at 6AM at the North parking area of SM. Walkathon and running enthusiasts from all levels (students, beginners or professionals) can look forward to a fun morning around the city in the run for the environment. Modest registration fees ranging from P50 to P350 allows participants entry in the 3 to 5 kilometer events.
In the afternoon, Bacolod biking enthusiasts will be joined by GMA’s Survivor Philippines 2008 Sole Survivor, JC Tiuseco, in the Ride for the Climate event. All bikers are welcome to participate free event, which will take off at the SM North Carpark at 5PM. JC Tiuseco will lead the group around the city to ride for health and for the climate. Registration starts at 4PM at the SM North Carpark. Ride for the Climate is free to join.
On Earth Day itself, April 22, the Earth Day Convenors and SM City Bacolod band together in a walk for the environment starting 5PM. Dubbed One Earth, the walk will honor the planet as the source of life. It is an event free for everyone to participate and a call for all citizens of the Earth to be environmental advocates in their own little way.
For registration and more information about Earth Day events, interested persons may call SM Bacolod at telephone number 468-0168.

April 19, 2012


SM Supermalls, through its SM Cares program, will hold a special one-day Waste Market Fair in honor of Earth Day on April 20 from 9AM to 2PM. Dubbed “Trash to Cash,” the fair will operate simultaneously in the 47 SM Malls parking lots, aimed to engage customers and the broader community in recycling efforts that help save the planet.
Everyone, from households to companies and organizations, are enjoined gather their recyclable items and dispose them at their nearest SM Mall in Bacolod and Iloilo in exchange for cash. For this year’s Earth Day, SM celebrates with its trash to cash patrons by giving the first 200 participants a free Eco Bag too! Some of the items that can be sold at SM’s Waste Market Fair are scrap iron at P11/ kilo, pet bottles at P14/ kilo, aluminum cans at P30/kilo, plastic containers at P14/kilo, cartons at P3/kilo, newspapers at P3/kilo, empty cups (plastic) at P8/kilo, tin cans at P5/kilo, aluminum (heavy) at P45/kilo and mixed paper at 50 centavos/kilo. Trash to Cash also accommodates items that need special disposal: sell your electronic wastes at P6/kilo and old car batteries at P15/kilo.
The Trash to Cash program is one of the SM innovations that has helped garner awards, such as the prestigious Anvil and the ASEAN Award “Friends of Biodiversity.” In addition, SM has received numerous recognitions for this endeavor that supports communities and helps the environment. The success of the Trash to Cash was not achieved without the mall patrons who have played very important roles in this partnership for the environment. With that, SM makes its continuous call for involvement and participation to noteworthy projects such as Trash to Cash. Not only will you be disposing of your junk and de-cluttering your home and office, you can also earn cash in the process. And this Earth Day affair, you get a free Eco-Bag too!  

For more information about the Trash to Cash Waste Market Fair, interested persons may call SM Bacolod at telephone numbers (034) 468-0168 and SM Iloilo at (033) 3209609.