SM Foundation receives Pandemic Heroes Award

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SM Foundation recognized by the Board of Investments for its COVID-19 efforts

SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI), the social good arm of the SM group, was recognized by the Board of Investments (BOI) with the Pandemic Heroes Award for its contribution in making a significant difference in the lives of Filipinos during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A team from the BOI led by its Governor Katrina Therese Lim-Dy conferred the award to SM Foundation represented by SMFI Executive Director Debbie P. Sy at the SM Retail Head Quarters in Pasay City.

BOI’s Katrina Therese Lim-Dy conferring the award to SMFI represented by its Executive Director Debbie P. Sy

Also representing BOI are Rolienita Nebres, Ronaldo Buluran, Soledad Sendingan, Catherine Agup, Albert Jolo Ibay, Darwin Pesco, and Jechris Alindog.

In addition, also present during the event were SMFI: Executive Director for Education, Linda Atayde, AVP for Outreach and Livelihood Programs, Cristie Angeles, and AVP for Education Eleanor Lansang.

The Pandemic Heroes Award is part of the 55th founding anniversary celebration of the BOI, an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry responsible for the development of investments in the country.

Kalinga Packs distribution: SM employee volunteer unloading relief packs for families affected by the pandemic
Test Kit distribution: When the country was battling the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic at its early onset, the SMFI team had to work double time to be of service to disadvantaged communities who were the most affected

The said recognition is given to BOI’s partner stakeholders that responded to the country’s pressing needs during the height of the pandemic and provided genuine support and assistance in ensuring the health and safety of our countrymen and bringing opportunities through investments.



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