SM employees across Philippines came out in full force to participate in Brigada Eskwela 2017, an event spearheaded by the Human Resource Department in the spirit of volunteerism under SM Cares that aimed at benefiting public elementary schools. The said activity was held in support of the Department of Education’s yearly classroom clean-up campaign, which ensures that school facilities are ready for the opening of classes.
SM City San Pablo employees headed by Senior HR Manager Jaymee Real Guinto partnered with San Pablo Central School to do classroom repainting and clean up. SM Security Force headed by CRS Manager Joselito Villanueva confirmed a total of 56 employee volunteered that day that helped cleaned up the classrooms.
SM City San Pablo Publicity Manager Niña Wong said that aside from the cleaning materials, she also confirmed that SM will be giving 15 first aid kits to all the section of Grade 3, to be turned over before the school year starts. San Pablo Central School Principal Michelle Dorado together with the head teachers received the certificate of donation last May 20th during the Brigada eskwela closing Ceremony held in Rizal hall.
San Pablo Central School has been producing graduates that are now working in SM, one of which is San Pablo City’s very own Mall Manager Gabriel Timothy Exconde.
For the past 3 years, SM Supermalls has been supporting in the physical upkeep of the schools around the Philippines, the activity is geared at improving classroom environment through community-initiated efforts.
Department of Education will once more lead from here today the nationwide launch of Brigada Eskwela, or National Schools Maintenance Week, that brings together the government and the private sector in ensuring the public schools will be ready to welcome back students this school year.
The annual Brigada Eskwela is what you can call the modern version of bayanihan where all sectors pitch in to make sure that our schools are clean, safe, disaster-prepared and conducive to learning when the students troop back to school.
This initiative started in 2003, volunteers from various government agencies and the private sector contribute their time, effort and resources to repair and clean up the public school facilities. SM City San Pablo thru its Employee Volunteerism Program and SM Cares , for this year, partners with San Pablo Central School for the Brigada Eskwela 2017.
SM City San Pablo HR Senior Manager Jaymee Guinto said that usually employees give their free time as they help spruce up school grounds. PR Manager of SM City San Pablo , Niña Wong said that it’s the Mall employees and Mall Guards have been actively participating in the clean up for the past years in Brigada Eskwela. This year however they would like to go beyond the clean up- SM City San Pablo is donating 15 First aid kit dedicated for the entire Grade 3 level of San Pablo Central School. SM San Pablo will be visiting San Pablo Central School this Saturday, May 20 2017 for the Brigada.
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The City of San Pablo is not only known for its Seven Lakes but also for its love for its Senior Citizen. That is why the City Government of San Pablo recently partnered with SM City San Pablo for the Gwapong Lolo and Gandang Lola Grand Coronation Day. It’s a beauty pageant that celebrates the life and contributions of our grandparents in the community. This is also part of the celebration for the 76th Foundation Day of San Pablo spearheaded by Mayor Amben Amante and supported by Congresswoman Sol Aragones. Senior Citizen who participated not only showed their talents but also showed how vibrant life can be even if you are already in your 60s and age is really just a number. SM City San Pablo will continuously support event like this that celebrates seniors. #Everythingishere (photo credit to Ralph Daryl Manalastas)