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The importance of Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

  A person's safety during calamities is mainly dependent on their community's disaster preparedness. No matter how ready they are for all possible catastrophic scenarios, every bit of preparation can go down the drain if their community cannot respond effectively to such events. File photo: Flooding brought about by Typhoon Ondoy 2009 It is why a community-based disaster risk reduction and management plan ( CBDRRMP ) is essential. It places the responsibility of being prepared for calamities and other emergencies on the community as a whole, ensuring that organizations, households and individuals can work together in making their community more resilient in the face of disaster.   CBDRRMP is important, especially for countries highly vulnerable to disasters, such as the Philippines. Situated within the Pacific Ring of Fire and typhoon belt, the Philippines is frequented by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and typhoons respectively. The country ranked 9th in the world i

Top Gun Maverick at the New SM Sta. Mesa Cinema Director’s Club

  The long wait is finally over for the most anticipated sequel for the top grossing blockbuster movie hit of 1986 Top Gun. After more than 3 decades of service as one of the best U.S. Navy aviators, Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) that goes with a callsign “Maverick” pushes the envelope as a the most daring test pilot disregarding his chances of advancing in terms of ranking which grounded him. He is call back to train a detachment of top graduates for a special mission, Maverick must have the courage to confront his fears, concluding a highly dangerous mission that requires ultimate sacrifice for those brave enough to fly. Last May 25, 2022, Top Gun: Maverick premiered at the newly opened Director’s Club of SM City Sta. Mesa for a special Fan’s Screening Night. I am so glad to be part of this successful event as one of the invited guests from various media outlets.   Some of this generation’s remarkable social media influencers Pilot Chezka Carandang and Kim Uy of Support Local MNL

SMDC: Building places Filipinos can call home

A home, to which one can call their own, is one of the most fundamental human needs for survival. In building one’s family, buying housing or investing in property is often a crucial discussion that takes into consideration price, location, amenities and even the environment as these all impact the way people and families live and grow and how communities thrive in the long-run.   Calm Residences Recently, the many changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused Filipinos to reassess the way they live, work and reside. The topic on home ownership and residential space has only become much more prominent as its impact towards one’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing was emphasized when companies shifted to work-from-home setups and schools introduced blended learning. It has become likely that up and coming homeowners are looking for new and affordable housing that responds to the new realities of school and work, as well as a healthier and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Super Moms Day at SM Malls

  It’s #SuperMoms Day at SM Supermalls! Treat your Wonder WoMoms to an #AweSM day this Sunday   If there’s one thing that our #SuperMoms love about Mother’s Day, it’s spending quality time with the whole family. This Sunday, make the day extra special when you celebrate at SM Supermalls!   Got no idea what to do this weekend? Don’t worry because SM Supermalls’ got your back! Get awesome discounts on food, shopping, and pampering for your #SuperMoms at SM!   Cater to her cravings and give her a memorable feast Treat mom to a scrumptious meal in the mall or at home because SM Supermalls has all the perfect deals for you. From May 1-8, there are a lot of SuperMoms Deals from the participating tenants to choose from! Just check out SM Deals for the full list of exciting deals and promo bundles.   Grab a sweet treat at the SuperMoms Fair Short on gift ideas for the #SuperMoms on your list? The SuperMoms Fair has all the hearty treats that #SuperMoms will really love. S

8 Cool Things to Do this Summer in Ortigas

  With all the hustle and bustle in the Metro, you need to chill out and experience an #AwSMBurstOfSummer with SM Megamall and The Podium! Here’s everything you need to check out this summer time.   1. Preview of Mega Whale Shark The #AweSM3DWhaleShark was first spotted at the SM Megamall LED billboard last April 28, 2022. It is the first-ever 3D immersive experience in Manila and everyone can enjoy this sight daily at 7pm to 9pm every 15 minutes. Stay tuned for more awesome experience as this is just the first preview and we’ll give you more of the Mega Whale Shark soon! Watch here: #First3DPreview #OnlyAtMega         2. Mega Play Park Experience the #AweSMBurstOfSummer as SM Megamall brings you a fun and exciting experience at the Mega Play Park located at the Ground Floor, Mega Fashion Hall. The gigantic doll house, funnest games such as golf, table tennis and colorful photo spots, are perfect for