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Virgilio Castillo

Goodbye, my dear friend

You know I struggled to call you a dear friend. You had been once to me, but that was long ago. I don’t even...

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SM Group extends helping hand to Tondo fire victims

SM Group, through SM Foundation and SM Supermalls, mobilized its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE) program to assist families displaced by a recent fire in Tondo, Manila. Serving communities, SM City San Lazaro employee-volunteers helped distribute over 90 Kalinga Packs containing essential relief items. OPTE is a longstanding SM Foundation...

Fortune cites three SM companies in first Southeast Asia 500 List

Fortune recently named three SM companies, SM Investments Corporation, BDO Unibank Inc. and China Banking Corporation in its first Southeast Asia 500 list out of a total 38 Philippine companies. In a statement, Fortune said its focus on the region comes as Southeast Asia gains greater significance in...

FORTUNE LIFE JOINS IN THE 26TH HOLUAP ANNUAL CONVENTION

Keeping abreast of the latest developments in underwriting practices, Fortune Life Insurance Company joined the 26th Annual Convention of the Home Office Life Underwriters Association of the Philippines (HOLUAP) from May 16-18, 2024 at the Be Grand Resort, Bohol. With this year's theme "Rewind, Refresh, Restart: Embracing New...

Gencars inaugurates the new Isuzu San Pablo

Largest Isuzu showroom in PH Gencars, Inc. unveiled the new Isuzu San Pablo dealership, the largest Isuzu showroom in the Philippines on June 14, 2024, coinciding with the dealership’s 23rd anniversary.  The program began with a thanksgiving mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Zaldy Urgena and Rev. Fr. Diwane Cacao....

Get Ready for Round Two, Manila Wolfies!

 “Big Bad Wolf Unite on a Mission to 1 Million New Readers” Kicks Off at Glorietta Put your reading glasses back on, Manila Wolfies! Big Bad Wolf is back and ready to make a splash at the Ayala Malls, Glorietta Activity Center, from June 19 to 26! The...

Wellness: The way of life at Sandari Calatagan

There’s nothing quite like life by the sea. The gentle sound of waves washing over the sand. The hypnotic ebb and flow of the water. The refreshing scent of salt in the air. The cool ocean breeze caressing your body. All these create a profound sense of...

SM Malls Online is your new one-stop shop for all the best deals

Your mall-in-one app at your fingertips Great news: Shoppers finally have a one-stop source of deals and events in their own pocket via the SM Malls Online App, where over 100+ exclusive offers and promos at all SM malls nationwide can be easily claimed in-store—from dining, wellness, and...

Philippines’ First Haikyu!! Activation to Arrive at SM North EDSA

SM North EDSA, with SM Fanverse, is set to thrill anime and volleyball patrons as it launches Animezing North featuring the Philippines’ first Haikyu!! activation! From today through 30 June 2024, fans can experience the courtside atmosphere through character photo spots, show off their fandom through...

SM creates stronger ocean conservation initiatives giving New Waves of Impact during Coastal Clean-up Projects

SM Supermalls, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, SM Cares, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), continue to drive active participation in ocean conservation with the latest leg of SM’s Coastal Clean-up drive, held on June 8, 2024, Saturday in celebration of World Oceans...

Recent Surge in Tensions in the South China Sea

Japan reiterates serious concern over repeated actions which obstruct freedom of navigation and increase regional tensions including recent dangerous actions that resulted in damage to the Filipino vessel and injuries to Filipinos onboard. Japan believes that the issue concerning the South China Sea is directly related to the...

Pag-IBIG Fund releases P22.63 billioncash loans from January to April 2024,up 38%

From January to April 2024, Pag-IBIG Fund released P22.63 billion in cash loans, benefiting 965,291 members, according to agency officials. This is a 38% increase over the P16.44 billion releases in the same period of 2023, assisting nearly 200,000 more members than the previous year's 766,258. “We are...

SM Megamall is entering a New Era

Get ready for more global brands, world-class cinemas and new, exciting gathering spaces for truly special, redefined mailing Designed by Internationally Acclaimed Architectural Firm, Benoy This July, SM Megamall will embark on a remarkable transformation, inspired by the Philippines as a “country of a thousand islands”. Designed by Benoy,...