SM has always been a place for family bonding moments. This Grandparents’ Day, we have prepared a wide range of fun activities that recognizes the love and tenderness of our beloved grandparents,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice-president for marketing.
Here are fun tips on how you can spend time with your lola and lolo this Grandparents’ Day:
1. Treat them with their favorite dish. Grandkids can delight grandparents with Grand Treats – favorite eats and dishes from participating restaurants in SM malls from August 26 to September 9.
2. Accompany them to mass. Praying or going to mass together is one of best bonding moments between lolo and lolas and their apos. Grandparents and grandkids can attend a mass celebration with a Special Blessing for grandparents on September 9.
3. Create new and exciting memories. Lolos and lolas can take snaps with families at the Grandparents’ Snaps augmented reality family booth on August 26 to September 9, where they can enjoy fun technology and keep these wonderful memories with their loved ones forever.
4. Enjoy a concert. Grandkids can bring their grandparents to watch heart-tugging performances by talented apos at SM’s Grandparents’ Playlist event on September 8 and 9.
5. Get them some gifts. Whether it’s arts and crafts or comfortable slippers, grandkids can shop for heartfelt, handmade gifts at participating stores and SM Cares partners at the Lolo & Lola’s Bazaar happening on September 9.
As part of SM’s #AweSM 60 years celebration and Feast Month this September, customers will also experience a fun weekend of #AweSM dining deals and treats from participating restaurants from September 21 to 23 in SM malls all over the country – where mallgoers can experience 60-themed deals, pay only 60%, less Php60, or pay only Php60 on #AweSM items!
Show your lolo and lola how much you love them and celebrate Grandparents’ Day at SM Supermalls. For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com.
To us Filipinos, our Lolos and Lolas are like our second parents, we all have a special memory being taken care of our grandparents that is why Grandparents’ day deserve to be celebrated in the grandest fashion. It is the least we can do in return for the unconditional love they gave us.
Anywhere in the Philippines, Filipino elders are entitled to benefits and privileges under RA 9994 and RA 10645, which include 20% discounts on purchases of goods and services, 5% on prime commodities and basic necessities, and 5% on utilities like electricity and water. On top of this, over a million belonging to the impoverished sector receive assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development under its Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens program.
Here in SM, a weeklong mall festivities for the seniors and their families are held in the mall and SM Cares thru the Employee Volunteerism Program conducts outreach programs for the elderly members of the community. Every year, SM holds special celebrations for senior citizens through the “Serve More Love for the Elderly” project. Employees of SM San Pablo spent a meaningful Saturday morning with the elderly of Bahay Nazareth Pagibig in San Pablo City, Laguna.
Aside from spending a fun-filled day with the elderly, volunteers also shared their blessings through giving goods and sharing a meal with the Lolos and Lola’s. The bahay Nazareth is a home for the aged for the abandoned, sick and dying and SM City San Pablo is privilege to have been able to pay it forward.
SM City San Pablo has partnered with Power Mac in organizing a gadget literacy tutorial, through its annual ‘oldies but techies’ program to keep senior citizens connected to the latest in modern communication.
Mall Manager Evelyn Verzola , said the tutorial program, started in 2011 as ‘High Tech si Lolo at Lola Ko’ now known as ‘Oldies but Techies’, that aims introduce and guide the senior citizens with the latest apps and social media platform.
PR Manager Nina Wong added that the literacy program, which is being implemented across all SM City’s supermalls nationwide, is part of SM Cares programs for senior citizens in partnership with its tenants.
“We really want to make our grandparents feel welcome here in SM from the moment they enter our malls up until even they leave, we want them to have memorable moments with their family and peers. To date, the mall has also granted free movie pass for seniors in the city and other social programs benefiting the marginalized and disadvantaged sectors.
Panganay sa Pito , a documentary film of Dennis Empalmado about Sa paloc lake had its special screening in SM Cinema San Pablo last August 24th,2018. This was a block screening brought to San Pableños by Pleasant Dream Production in cooperation with Sulyap sa Nakaraan Foundation. Present in the event is the movie director himself, Dennis Empalmado, executive producer Roy Empalmado with visual artists Owen Suerte, John Guiller Abarcar and Gerry Alanguilan. For movie inquiries you can like their facebook page Panganay sa Pito. (Photo release)
What’s new in SM City San Pablo? David’s relaunch in SM City San Pablo. The founder, makeup artists to beauty queens, Mr. David Charlton, graced the blessing with SM City San Pablo Mall Manager Ms Eve Verzola and the rest of the mall admin. David’s Salon is one of the pioneer stores on SM City San Pablo and they have established loyal customers through their years of stay. The renovation was made to serve the customers better. It is now well lit and the space was made more inviting. (photo release)
Staying true to its commitment for “green” advocacy, property developer SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPHI) hold another round of its annual Green Film Festival. The third run this year in SM City San Pablo. The Green Film Festival were participated in and attended by various elementary, high school and college students from both public and private schools in the communities where an SM Mall is present. SPC-PCCI partnered in SM City San Pablo and SM Cares in having a 1 minute video contest encouraging the youth of San Pablo in promoting pro environment advocacy. In photos are some of the students from San Isidro Highschool and SM City San Pablo Mall admin with Mall Manager Eve Verzola.
Ribbon Cutting of the 59th Miniso store here in the Philippines located in SM City San Pablo with San Pablo City First Lady, Madette Amante and SVP for South 3 Mall Operations Angel Toreja with SCMC Mall admin and Miniso executives. MINISO, a Japan-based designer brand, was co-founded by Japanese designer Mr. Miyake Junya and Chinese young entrepreneur Mr. Ye Guofu in Tokyo, Japan, with the former serving as chief designer. MINISO is the promoter of global “intelligent consumer products”. MINISO advocates the philosophy of quality life and in the brand spirit of “respecting consumers”, dedicates itself to providing customers with products of “high quality, competitive price and creativity”. Visit them at SM City San Pablo at the second floor near the Cyberzone.