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Why disaster preparedness should be part of your plan

  Why disaster preparedness should be part of your plan Prioritize your safety during natural calamities by knowing what to do - and doing it                      File Photo: Aftermath of Typhoon Odette, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, December 2021 The Philippines has long been considered calamity-prone and vulnerable to disasters. In fact, it placed third among all the highest-risk countries worldwide, according to the World Risk Report of 2018. [1]   A big contributor is the country’s geographical location and make-up. As an archipelago, the Philippines is composed of many small islands and is surrounded by water. It is also located within the Typhoon belt and the “Ring of Fire” and between the Eurasian and Pacific tectonic plates. [2] Thus, natural occurrences such as typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, are almost always a disaster waiting to happen - literally.   Just recently, the Visayas and Mindanao regions suffered from the devastating effects of Typho

MLBB MPL PH Season 9 Playoffs at SM Malls

  Calling all MOBILE LEGENDS gamers and fans!   SM Supermalls has partnered with none other than Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and is the official venue for the Season 9 Playoffs watch party happening on April 28 to May 1, 2022.   In partnership with SM Cinema, SM Cyberzone, and Smart Communications, Inc., enjoy an immersive viewing experience as you cheer for your favorite teams while watching the matches on the big screen! Select SM Supermalls would include SM City San Lazaro, SM City Sta. Mesa and SM City Bicutan who will be having their viewing parties on April 28-29, and SM City Taytay, SM City Masinag, SM City Manila, SM City BF Paranaque and SM City Sucat on April 30-May 1, or until the Grand Finals. Tickets are sold at only Php170, inclusive of a tub of popcorn and exclusive freebies from Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Fans may purchase tickets from SM Cinema's official website, SM Cinema ticket booths, or via the SM Cinema app.   The MLBB Professional League Watch Pa

Preservation of Hamilo Coast Mangrove through SM Prime and WFF

  Hamilo Coast through its developer, SM Prime’s Costa Del Hamilo, Inc. safeguards a 20-hectare mangrove forest, the largest of its kind in Nasugbu, Batangas. Together with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines), Hamilo Coast continues to preserve over 50,000 mangrove trees to date as it remains committed to its advocacy for environmental and social sustainability.   Besides stabilizing the shoreline against erosion, storm surges and typhoons, conservationists also believe that of all coastal ecosystems, mangrove preservation is a sound investment due to its high adaptive capacity to climate change. Mangroves act as marine sanctuaries for a massive diversity of fish and underwater creatures. These habitat-forming species take refuge in this protective nursery where they often thrive at the interface of open water and the terrestrial environment.   The mangrove forest at Hamilo Coast remains an inspiring reminder of how a well-planned and well-executed

SM Supermalls will color you happy this summer!

Bursting with color starting April, SM Supermalls is giving its shoppers of all ages a spectrum of hope, happiness, and fun with delightful and safe activities that everyone in the family can look forward to when they visit their favorite SM mall.   SM Center Muntinlupa Snap-worthy rainbow play areas! Multifunctional play pods in all colors of the rainbow await you at the indoor and outdoor play pods that kids and kids-at-heart will love. From rainbow staircases to larger-than-life displays, you’ll have no trouble getting the best and most colorful #POTD entry!   SM City Dasmarinas Sizzling hot summer deals! What’s summer without a mall-wide sale? Go on a shopping spree and get all your summer essentials, including must-have toys, at the nearest SM mall. Delight your kids with sporty knick knacks, inflatables, and bikes to amp up their summer activities even while at home. Visit the pop-up stores in select SM malls for great finds and exclusive deals!   Sweet treats and Summe

SM Turns to Rain Water Harvesting a key to Living Flood Free

  SM Turns to Rain Water Harvesting a key to Living Flood Free   ·          Rainfall is often seen as a foe by Filipinos who face about 20 typh e oons a year causing disruption and mass evacuations, but it can also be a friend as rainwater can be a solution to help address water scarcity. ·          SM turns rain water from a foe to a friend by building rain water catchments in its malls to harvest large volumes of rain water particularly in flood prone areas, helping keep neighboring communities to be safe and flood free. ·          20 SM malls can catch and store a total of 79,257 cubic meters of rain water, equivalent to almost 32 Olympic-size swimming pools   Climate change is real and Filipinos are among those who can attest to the devastating effects it brings to everyday life. Faced with about 20 typhoons a year, the Asian Development Bank reported that the total impact from storms have reached about US$20 billion from 1990 to 2020. It causes a temporary disruption due to ma