With summer on the horizon, enjoy basking in the beach and beyond with sun protected skin from Watsons.


Over the years, we have become aware that the sun’s UV rays can cause unseen permanent damage to your skin without sun protection, making it more prone to premature aging. That is why Watsons believes that beautiful skin is sun-protected skin. And you can be a SunWarrior – someone who is brave, bold, and protected under the sun by dropping by Watsons – your one stop shop for sun protection.


At the recent SunWarrior launch last February 4, 2016 at The Palace Pool Club, Watsons introduced the SunWarrior ambassadors, Yassi Pressman and Dominique Roque.


“A SunWarrior, to me, is someone who is unafraid to go under the sun, enjoy the outdoors, and just have fun,” says resident SunWarrior Yassi Pressman.


“For me a SunWarrior is someone who is not afraid to try out new adventures with friends, family, and someone who is just game for everything,” add Dominique Roque.


How does one become a SunWarrior like Yassi and Dominique. Here are four exciting ways from Watsons.


  • Include sun protection in your everyday routine with amazing products like Belo’s Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50, Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock Extreme 80, Cetaphil SPF 69, Kojiesan SPF 69, and Celeteque Dermosicence Sun Care Face and Body Defense Cream SPF50.


Going beyond protection, Olay Natural White prevents the formation of dark spots caused by the sun, giving you fairness that glows; while Vaseline’s Healthy White SPF 30 provides three layers of protection that helps keep skin fair and even toned. Ponds BB Cream is your solution to a brightening foundation cream with UVA and UVB protection; while Neutrogena’s Ultra MD Body Lotion SPF 100 is fast absorbing, water resistant, and lightweight, and infused with a light, fresh scent.


  • For an active day out, get your full sun protection from Nivea Sun Whitening Sun and Collagen Protection SPF 50, Biore UV aqua Rich SPF 50, Sunplay Ultra Shiled SPF 130, Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion, Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch SPF 50, and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50. Of course there’s DWatsons SunCare, a gentle, fragrance free sunscreen specially created for sensitve skin.


  • Make sure to reaaply sunscreen to get that full sun protection. Just remember that while sunscreen can protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, a lot of its active ingredients can break down over time.
  • Start summer early and unite with your fellow SunWarriors at the Watsons SunWarrior Challenge on March 6, 2016 in SM Mall of Asia Grounds. In partnership with Color Manila, Watsons once again brings the most colorful and vibrant fun run with exciting obstacles and a party rolled into one. Run 3k, 5k or 10k at P950 Registration fee which includes a singlet, head wear, sunglasses, finisher’s medal, color packet and a whole lot more. Visit to register.



Watsons will also be offering an exclusive summer promo for SM Advantage, SM Prestige and BDO Rewards cardholders.


Sunscreens and skin care range are available in all Watsons Stores and SM Store Beauty Sections.

_____________________________________________________________________________Watsons is Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, currently operating over 4,000 stores and more than 1,000 pharmacies in 12 Asian and European markets.


Watsons continually sets the standards in the health, wellness and beauty market, providing personalised advice and counseling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range, making customers LOOK GOOD, FEEL GREAT every day. Since 2009, Watsons has been the No. 1 pharmacy/drugstore brand in Asia*.




SM City San Pablo and Paaralang Pag Ibig at Pag asa joined the Happy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness held at SMX

To raise awareness, the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines Inc. (DSAPI) in partnership with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, held Happy Walk at the SMX Convention Center last February 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event titled “Happy Walk 2016 All for Down- A day with Family and Friends” showcased the unwavering support of a family with a member having Down syndrome. The event also highlighted the many talents and interests of people with Down syndrome followed by a walk around the SM MOA Grounds.

Happy Walk is one of the programs of SM Cares in recognition of the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). SM Supermalls have been cited as the most PWD-friendly mall in the country. One in every 800 babies born has Down syndrome, accounting for around 1,900 cases each year in the Philippines in a population of 1.5 million live births, according to DSAPI. More than 100,000 families in the country are living with a person with Down syndrome, the group also noted.

Down syndrome is a type of mental retardation caused by a process called nondisjunction in which genetic materials fail to separate during a crucial part of the formation, resulting in extra chromosomes called trisomy 21. The syndrome results in delays in a person’s development and other physical manifestations.

This year SM City San Pablo and Paaralang Pag ibig at Pag asa joined the Happy Walk. Ms Imee Marquez, SPED teacher said that the event was very wonderful that they would suggest to have this included in their calendar school of activities for next year. February has been designated Down syndrome consciousness month and events like this shows the world that people with Down Syndrome is as much able as those without it in the sense they can love as much as anyone else. (NWR)happywalk3

Shop at SM, Get a Chance to Visit Hong Kong Disneyland with Your Family for Free!

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Starting this February 12 until March 13, SM will be giving 30 lucky SM clientele an inimitable, memorable and one of a kind Disney experience. As the family will join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the whole Disney gang as Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates its 10th year anniversary!

As Hong Kong Disney land celebrates its 10th year, starting February 4, you can visit SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and SM Seaside Cebu to get a glance of what is in-store for you when you go to Hong Kong Disneyland this year. You can see the newest Broadway-style live show “Mickey and the Wondrous Book” which bring to life seven of the greatest Disney Stories of all time through the magical journey of Mickey, Goofy and Olaf. You can also see the enchanted tale forest – presented by PANDORA, it is a music box scene which will come to life and recreates the miniature iconic scenes of the most cherished Disney Princess stories. And the most exciting part is the “Disney in the Stars”, it is a fireworks show with a twist because our favorite Disney Princesses with their Prince will be projected on the castle.

And as you visit SM Mall and do your shopping you can also have the chance to win a 3-day-2-night Hotel accommodation at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, round trip airfare (economy class) and a 2 day tickets at Hong Kong Disneyland Park and that is for a family of 4!

If you want to join this very exciting chance to meet Mickey in person all you have to do is shop at SM Malls because every P1, 000 single receipt purchase you do at any SM Malls tenant starting February 12 to March 13, 2016 you will be entitled to one (1) raffle coupon and a chance to experience the magic of Hong Kong Disneyland! Or you can also buy any Disney merchandise worth P500 to get one (1) raffle stub. While, ePlus card members are entitled to receive two (2) raffle stubs with every minimum purchase of P1,000.



“ For over 30 years, SM has been known to be the Filipino’s home away from home – a close escape and quick getaway for the Filipino to create unforgettable bonding memories with the family,” says Edgar Tejerero, President of SM Lifestyle Entertainment, INC.

“Hong Kong Disneyland Resorts is honored to join SM to create countless magical moments for all the Filipino guests. As we celebrate the park’s 10th anniversary this year, we cannot wait to introduce our latest shows and attractions to the Philippines, which is one of our key markets in South East Asia. We invite all Filipino guest to drop by designated SM Malls for a sneak peak of the year-long Happily Ever After celebrations,” said Frederick Chan, Director, Marketing, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

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(L-R)  Raki Vega – Singer, Hong Kong Disneyland, Mickey Mouse, Frederick Chan – Marketing Director, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Edgar Tejerero – President, SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., Annie Garcia – President of Shopping Center Management Corporation, Steven Tan – Vice President Operaions of Shopping Center Management Corporation, Minnie Mouse , Reymond Fegi – Singer, Hong Kong Disneyland

No one is too old for Disneyland, treat your family to a memorable summer with Mickey and the gang for free! Just shop at your nearest SM mall now and win a magical journey with Mickey. For further information like /smsupermalls and /ePlustaptopay on Facebook. For more information about Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, please visit or  In SM City San Pablo Redemption booth is located at the ground floor.


“SM City San Pablo’s Abundance of Love Celebration of Valentines Day “


While you’re already probably dreading the traffic that comes with the occasion, there are still plenty of other things to get excited  about Valentines Day especially if you ought to stay in San Pablo.


Valentine’s Day is a time when people show feelings of love, affection and friendship. It is celebrated in many ways worldwide and falls on February 14 each year. It is no secret: Valentine’s Day is for lovers- for those who are smitten, those who want to be smitten or those who just cannot get enough of love, Valentine’s Day is pretty much the universal celebration to wear your heart on your sleeves. Because we know that February 14 is that time of the year when everyone falls head over heels in love, SM City San Pablo has transformed the mall into a romantic venue for the shoppers. There was a big heart shaped balloon for photo opp located at the Ground Floor near BDO where shoppers can take memorable photos with their loved ones. It was the place to be to celebrate love, whether with friends, family, and significant other.


Because we want to pay special tribute to different kinds of love, SM City San Pablo presented “Men in Suspenders” to make a Valentines Day like no other. These cuties are the previous winners of Lakan ng San Pablo and Cocostar. 13 cute guys serenaded the mall goers with love songs and dance numbers. They also gave heart shaped balloons from KFC and Mister Donuts. These talented guys are John Rei Tan, Aldrich Banaag,Cliff Reyes,Zyrus Mores, Daryll Dungo,Frances Avila, Chrsitopher Kalaw,John Joseph Aquino,Alvin Eson, Dale Arcilla. Bryan Deankinay,Dwayne Naguit and Marius Lorilla.-so who says you have to be alone on Valentines?


All in all it was nice to see the love, romance, appreciation and friendship that happened in the mall that day. From our our hearts to your- Happy Vanetines Day from SM City San Pablo!


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Honesty Pays: SM City San Pablo Guards Recognized during the JTI Inspection

Security Guards with Good deeds was recognized last January 19th 2016 during the Annual Joint Tactical Inspection held in SM City San Pablo. The story below restores our faith in our mall guards and that the mall is a safe place to bring our family.

For turning over a brown wallet containing cash amounting to Twelve Thousand Pesos (Php12,000.00) which recovered at the vicinity of Cinema 3 area, SM San Pablo last October 18, 2015. He was also featured last at ABS CBN Southern Tagalog as the Honesto Guard of SM last November 27, 2015. The Certification of Commendation was awarded to SG EMMANUEL P. LLOVIT of Corinthians Integrated Security Inc.


For turning over One (1) unit of MyPhone Rio Lite android phone worth Four Thousand nine hundred ninety nine pesos (Php 4, 999.00) which he recovered during clearing and inspection at the vicinity of Cinema 3 area of SM San Pablo Last November 28, 2015. The Certification of Commendation was awarded to SO JONATHAN Y. LIYAG from Corinthians Integrated Security Inc.

For turning over One (1) brown envelope containing RCBC Bank check amounting to Fifty Five Thousand Pesos (Php 55, 000.00) which he recovered at the vicinity of East drive area SM San Pablo last December 2, 2015. The Certification of Commendation was awarded to SG RONNEL FORTUS from Vigilantes Security Inc.

For turning over a wallet containing cash in the amount of Four thousand four hundred fifty three pesos (Php4, 453.00) and assorted I.D’s which he recovered during clearing inspection at the Vicinity of former food court 2nd floor area of SM San Pablo last June 20, 2015. The Certificate of Commendation was awarded to SG HERNIE D. ARABEJO of Corinthians Integrated Security Inc.

For turning over One (1) unit Black IPHONE 4S worth Eleven Thousand pesos (Php11, 000.00) which she recovered during the clearing inspection at the vicinity of 2/F Cinema 3 area, SM San Pablo last June 12, 2015. The Certification of Commendation was awarded to LG MIRASOL L. BALINADO of Corinthians Integrated Security Inc.


For apprehending and filing of Qualified theft case against an employee stealing SM Merchandise worth Two hundred forty nine pesos and seventy five centavos (P294.75) last July 27, 2015 at SM Store San Pablo. The Certification of Commendation was awarded to SG RYAN P. MALIHAN – CORINTHIANS INETGRATED SECURITY INC.

SVP Engr Antolin V. Paule emphasized that all security personnel must not to forget their responsibilities of ensuring the safety of shoppers and their fellow mall staff. He also said to always stay committed and alert and be morally upright.


This only showed the commitment of SM City San Pablo’s Guards to the corporate value of the company which are integrity and honesty to the duty that best speaks well of the attributes of a Good SM Security Force. (NWR/PRO)honest guard 2015



Get a fresh start this year by going the great white way in skincare at the Watsons Great White Sale. Recently launched at The Podium, it gives you all the good reasons to make your skin fairer and brighter.


            Skin whitening in Asia has a tradition that goes back centuries. Both Chinese and Japanese cultures have proverbs that basically mean “a white skin hides other flaws”. Ancient Chinese considered white skin a symbol of elegance and nobility.


And today, glowing, radiant skin is the result of a good skincare routine, and including protection from the sun and focusing on how to even out the skin tone. Skin lightening creams and skin brightening products do just that, giving skin a smoother, brighter and lessening dark spots caused by sun damage and scarring.


During the Watsons Great White Sale from January 7 to February 24, 2016, up to 50% discount will be applied to hundreds of products at Watsons stores nationwide. As an addition, SMAC members can get a chance to win total of P1,000,000 shopping points for a minimum P500.00 purchase inclusive of participating products when using their SM Advantage Card.


            Guests likewise got a glimpse of the many wonderful ways whitening products can work for them during the event hosted by Bb. Pilipinas 2014 2nd Runner Up Laura Lehmann. For one’s everyday routine, everyday or the skin pigmentation treatment and beautifully nourished skin there’s Pond’s White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Cream, Olay Regenerist Moisturizing Cream, Nivea UV Whitening Body Serum, and Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser can add a healthy glow to your skin after each use.


The Skin White Body Lotion, ErthOrgins Bar Soaps, L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Gentle Cleansing Milk, PH Care Naturals with Guava Leaf Extract, and Eveline Hand Creams are also great white ways to go.


            For an active day out, there’s Celeteque Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15, Belo Essentials Underarm Whitening Cream, Dove Ultimate WhiteDeo, and Nanomed Whitening Cream.


For sun blemishes. Pond’s Acne Clear White, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum, Celeteque DermoScience Acne Spot Corrector Gel, Quick FX Pimple Eraser, and Quick FX CC Cream are powerful formulas that restore back your skin to its smooth, delicate finish.


For the beauty within, the Great White Sale also has items that are taken orally and work faster within. These include Belo Nutraceuticals Glutathione with Collagen Capsules, Cosmo Skin, Metathione Whitening Capsules, and IVI Premium Collagen Drink that go beyond skin whitening by improving your overall immune system while giving you that youthful look.


Whitening is not only for the skin, but also for the teeth. Improve your winning smile with products like the Close-up Deep Action Toothpaste, and Dazzling White, the dental accessory that provides professional instant teeth whitening.


The Great White Sale is ongoing at all Watsons stores. For more information, check out the hashtag, #WatsonsGreatWhiteSale.



Watsons is Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, currently operating over 4,000 stores and more than 1,000 pharmacies in 12 Asian and European markets.


Watsons continually sets the standards in the health, wellness and beauty market, providing personalized advice and counseling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range, making customers LOOK GOOD, FEEL GREAT every day. Since 2009, Watsons has been the No. 1 pharmacy/drugstore brand in Asia*.




SM City San Pablo Strengthened its Safety Measures by Conducting Earthquake and Fire Drill

“Drop, cover and hold on” – which gives one the best overall chance of protecting oneself – was emphasized during the Fire and Earthquake Orientation and Evacuation Drill of SM City San Pablo.

Through the cooperation of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), Philippine Red Cross San Pablo Chapter and SM City san Pablo CRS Department conducted a Fire and Earthquake Evacuation Drill to reinforce its preparedness exercise.

Employees, tenants and agency personnel of SM City San Pablo participated the annual fire and earthquake drill at the mall’s premises as part of the SM’s commitment to ensure preparedness inside the mall and surrounding premises in the event of disaster. “While we can never really predict when a disaster will strike, we would like to be better prepared for it. Preparedness is really the key in ensuring the safety of our shoppers, tenants, employees and of course ourselves during fire or earthquake,” says Mall Manager GT Exconde

Apart from the simulations of fire, earthquake and evacuation, challenging mock-up situations such as traumatized employees suffering from burn and severely injured victims with fractures were also carried out to boost the mall’s Emergency Response Group (ERG) skills in responding to such cases as well as the ability to account for all the people within the affected premises. These simulations also help in enhancing the coordination among the tasked units during emergency situations.

Proper handling of fire extinguisher and fire hose were likewise taught, demonstrated and performed during the actual simulation of suppressing fire. Post drill assessment followed. The team of evaluators Randy T. Lim |-Traffic Aid 1 (CDRRMO),  Audie B.Bareza | Coop Technician (CDRRMO) ,Vincent Christopher L. Cruz | Nurse (CDRRMO) and Alexis Ray B. Janolino / Instructor Management Service – Safety Service / Disaster Management Service (Red Cross San Pablo Chapter) commended SM City San Pablo for its preparedness and capability in handling disaster situations. This exercise is observed yearly by the mall to illustrate and practice the proper response before, during and after these hazards happen.

Emergencies can happen at any time and any place and practicing what to do in advance makes you better prepared to handle the emergency. Being prepared for disasters is a shared responsibility. It takes the whole community, all of us, working together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster emergencies. (NWR)