SM Prime taps Citicore Renewables for the supply of Clean Energy


(From left to right) SM Prime Energy Consultant Jaime Patinio, SM Prime Chief Finance Officer John Nai Peng Ong, SM Prime President Jeffrey Lim, CREC Chairman Edgar Saavedra, CREC President & CEO Oliver Tan, CREC Sr. Manager Sales & Energy Trading Jerard Garcia

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) and Citicore Renewable Energy Company (CREC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 11 July 2023 as a joint commitment to champion renewable energy. 

Through this partnership, SM Prime will source its energy requirements of up to 90 megawatts (MWac) from CREC’s upcoming Lumbangan Solar Power Plant in Tuy, Batangas. The long-term agreement will commence in the first half of 2024. This is in line with the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) policies of the Department of Energy. 

This development further strengthens both CREC and SM Prime's commitment to the Department of Energy's program of moving up the renewable energy supply component of the Philippines to 35% by the year 2030. 

“This partnership marks our strong commitment to providing sustainable operations in our developments nationwide. It is aligned with SM Prime's target of achieving net zero by the year 2040. SM Prime ensures that its risk-informed investments catalyze sustainable development and positive change in the communities where it operates,” said Mr. John Ong, SM Prime Chief Finance Officer.

The agreement with SM Prime adds to CREC’s long list of blue-chip company partners, attesting to the company’s solid performance and service excellence.

“We are happy to partner with SM Prime in providing clean and safe renewable energy for their power requirements,” said Mr. Oliver Tan, CREC President. “We believe that their support and trust in us through this partnership reflects our commitment as a renewable energy provider, and we are glad that SM Prime shares in our vision of a sustainable future,” Mr. Tan added.

A Founder’s Dream: Urban Farming and the SM Foundation

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This Urban Farming initiative is led by the SM Foundation through its Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture Program (KSK-SAP). It’s about uplifting the farmer community, fostering environmental consciousness, food security, and creating livelihood and income opportunities for marginalized urban communities. Through the KSK-SAP, a comprehensive program of urban farming techniques, product development, marketing, and basic accounting is offered in strategically-located field schools.

The KSK program has successfully conducted over 260 sustainable agricultural pieces of training, benefiting a total of 28,550 farmers. These trainings have taken place in both rural and urban settings, where participants have been exposed to sustainable farming modules that promote the cultivation of nutritious, high-quality vegetables and fruits. 


Partnering with the SM Foundation, SM Supermalls, and SM Markets are the following government agencies; the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Tourism, and the Quezon City Government. Each government organization and LGU plays a vital role in maintaining the viability of the program, and so that no stone is left unturned in ensuring its success.


As an example, the SM Foundation has brought SM Supermalls and SM Markets into the picture so that as these urban farmers successfully harvest, they’re allowed to market and sell their produce at the Sunday Markets that are now being held in several malls across the nation. When the produce reaches a volume that goes beyond this Sunday marketing mechanism, the SM Markets offer other alternatives.

It’s about creating integration and circularity so that a mini-economic ecosystem is realized. After all, it can’t be about teaching them what and how to farm and then leaving them with no outlet with which to monetize this harvest. The SM Foundation creates these strategic partnerships so that true income opportunities become part of the overall scenario.

Who would have thought that this vision of Henry Sy, Sr., back in 2007, would have been so uncanny in predicting the mounting problems and issues we face today in agriculture, sustainable food production, food security, and urban development? It’s a vision and dream that those in the SM Foundation are very proud to carry on and deliver.

SM is in the business of creating a sustainable environment. From being the first to consider renewable energy in mall buildings, to implementing energy-saving devices, we continue to meet significant sustainability milestones. 

Join the commitment to a more sustainable lifestyle at and #SMGreenMovement.

SM Supermalls, Mesa ni Misis team up for the healthiest SuperMoms Meetup

Just in time for Nutrition Month, SM Supermalls partnered with Mesa ni Misis to celebrate the healthiest SuperMoms Meetup at the SM Megamall Event Atrium on July 22, Saturday.

SuperMoms gathered once again for the biggest and grandest super momma convention, which also marked the launch of Juana’s Table, the newest recipe book by Mesa ni Misis’ Juana Manahan Yupangco.

“We SuperMoms hold the power to shape the future of our children's health. By embracing a plant-based diet and introducing it to our families, we can ensure that our little ones grow up strong, vibrant, and armed with the necessary tools to lead a healthy and fulfilled life,” said Grace Magno, SM Supermalls Vice President for Corporate Marketing. 

Through the recipe book, SM Supermalls and Mesa ni Misis aimed to educate moms on the importance of healthy and sustainable eating. Written by Yupangco herself, who is a food security champion and advocate for local produce and farmers, the book is filled with healthy and affordable meal options that moms can easily create in their kitchen using the freshest produce found at the SM Sunday Market. 

During the event, participants were treated to a cooking demo by Yupangco, who was then joined by celebrities and certified SuperMoms, Dimples Romana and Patti Grandidge Herrera who whipped up a veggie gimbap using fresh, local ingredients. They showcased how easily one can create a delicious and healthy meal for the whole family using one of the many recipes found in the book. Also, moms got the chance to discover how to practice sustainability in the household through cooking.

The meetup featured on-ground activities for moms such as the SuperMoms Club Photo wall where SuperMoms got to take photos with their goodie bags and a raffle draw where lucky SuperMoms won special prizes and other astonishing surprises from partners and sponsors. 

Started in 2018, SM Supermalls’ SuperMoms Club is the Philippines’ largest mommy community on Facebook. Its on-ground event, the SuperMoms Meetup, has become an avenue to further build a stronger community of inspiring women and super mommas who uplift, support, and encourage each other. 

“This meetup was designed with your well-being in mind. We want to make you feel valued and cared for, and at the same time, we want to give you a voice to be heard at home, in the workplace, and in your community. Your SM Supermalls family will always be here for you, listening to you and understanding your needs, and helping you throughout your motherhood journey,” said Juana Manahan Yupangco.

The healthiest SuperMoms Club meetup in the metro was supported by SM Markets, SM Store, Fully Booked, Viu, NutriAsia, UnMeat, Téviant, Skin Poem, Designer Blooms, and Blims Furniture.

Never miss out on the latest SuperMoms gatherings at SM Supermalls! To know more about the SuperMoms Club, join the Facebook community for moms, by moms via

SG Hassan Pasco receives a Plaque of Recognition from CDRRMO

SG Hassan receives a plaque of recognition from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office officials:  (L to R) Ralph Kristian Eustaquio, Research and Planning Division Head, Vanessa T. Reyes, CGADH-I, CDRRMO, Rolly Asaula Administrative Division Head and John Edward Babani Administration and Training Division Head. SM City San Pablo CRS Manager Ramon Domingo (3rd from right) is with them.


City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office awarded SM City San Pablo guard SG Hassan Pasco a plaque of recognition for his selflessness and courageous efforts in saving a life during a critical and life-threatening situation on June 25, 2023.

While conducting his regular rounds, SG Pasco noticed a 74-year-old customer experiencing difficulty breathing due to something stuck in his throat. Fortunately, as a trained guard in first aid rescue techniques, he performed the Heimlich maneuver (Abdominal Thrusts) right away, saving the customer. 

SG Pasco is trained in first-aid rescue techniques and regularly undergoes refresher courses with a Certified First Aid Trainer from the Philippine Red Cross. These training sessions are conducted every morning before the mall opens.

CDRRMO Management Council in San Pablo, Laguna said that his quick thinking, decisive action, compassion, and unwavering dedication to the preservation of human life have made a remarkable impact on the community. SG Pasco also received P10,000 from the City Administration Office.

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Discover Your Inner Confidence with Waistdear's Waist Trainers

For those who are looking to feel more empowered and boost their confidence, then waist trainers are the solution. And one place where you can find the best ones is Waistdear. These pieces were designed to cinch the waist and create a defined hourglass figure, which actually will help you feel more confident with your self-appearance. 

Waist trainers won’t just enhance your physical appearance, but they will for sure, help you feel more empowered and confident in other aspects of your life. It will give you control over your life and also over your body. When you wear your waist trainer you are shaping your body into your desired look. 

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What can you find at Waistdear? 

Waistdear is a wholesale brand, which has been a leading shapewear factory since 2011. They have over 10 years of experience in the market, and cover more than 150 countries around the world. They focus mainly on shapewear and yoga wear, which also offers wholesale yoga leggings, that will be perfect for those who love practicing yoga. 

But when it comes to shapewear, you won’t only be finding waist trainers that will help you unleash your inner confidence but also new arrival shapewear every single new season and new year. 

What are waist trainers?

They are garments that have been designed to compress the midsection and create a lovely hourglass shape. They come in a few different styles and are made out of materials like nylon, latex, and spandex. And the way they work is that they apply pressure in the abdominal and waist area which reduces the waistline making it look slimmer. 

If you are considering wearing wholesale waist trainers, you must understand how they work. The compression causes sweating in the midsection which helps remove water weight excess. Some people say they help them to eat less and the compression helps them feel fuller in less time. 

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If you wear them for a longer time than you are supposed to can cause difficulty in breathing, discomfort, and even damage to your internal organs. Always start slowly and increase the time of wear gradually. Always listen to your body. 

Boosting your confidence

Waist trainers have been very popular and are still getting popular they are the best way to boost your confidence and enhance your figure. These are many of the ways wearing waist trainers achieve that. 

They create your ideal silhouette. They do it by cinching your waist and also smoothing out any bulges or bumps that might appear. This is great when you are wearing more form-fitting clothes, as they will look amazing on you and boost your self-esteem. 

Improved body posture. This is another amazing benefit of wearing waist trainers. Thanks to the support they offer to your back, they will encourage and help you to stand up straighter, and also, they will help you to maintain a better posture during the whole day. 

Enhanced results. They can be worn during your workouts and they will enhance your results. As they increase heat and sweat, they help to burn more calories and lose some weight quicker. 

How to choose the right one?

There are a few factors that you should consider if you really want to find the right waist trainer. 

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Comfort and fit. It is always important to get a waist trainer that doesn’t only properly fits you but it is also comfortable. If they are too loose or too tight, they can be either ineffective, painful, or uncomfortable. Always make sure to take your measurements and choose one that corresponds to them. Great options are the ones with adjustable laces or hooks. 

Quality and material. These are two factors that are crucial and should be taken into consideration. They need to be made of breathable, high-quality materials, so they won’t irritate the skin. You also want them to be long-lasting. 

Style and design. You always need to consider the design and style. There are many styles available, and you need to choose one that suits your needs and personal preferences. If you want to wear them under your clothing make sure they are seamless, so they are invisible under them. 

Let your kids shine the brightest at SM Little Stars 2023

SM Supermalls’ search for the next biggest, brightest, and most talented kids in the country is back!

On July 6, SM Supermalls opened the pre-registration for SM Little Stars– the annual nationwide talent search for kids aged four to seven. Now in its 14th year, SM Little Stars has become a platform for some of the country’s biggest stars who are excelling in singing, acting, and modeling including 2013 Boy Grand Winner Nhikzy Calma, 2014 Girl Grand Winner Chun Sa Jung, 2013 3rd Runner-Up Esang De Torres, and 2017 Grand Girl Winner Gaea Salipot. 

From left to right: 2017 Grand Girl Winner Gaea Salipot, 2013 Boy Grand Winner Nhikzy Calma, 2013 3rd Runner-Up Esang De Torres, Sam Concepcion, and Teacher Georcelle Dapat-Sy of G-Force, SM Little Stars Project Head Hanna Carinna Sy, SM Supermalls President Steven Tan, SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing Joaquin San Agustin, Sparkle GMA Artist Center Vice President for Talent Development and Management Joy Marcelo, and National University Assistant Director of Admissions Alessa Shainne Hostalero at the SM Little Stars 2023 Media Launch in SM Megamall held last July 6, 2023.

“SM is and will always be a safe and nurturing place for the kids. Through SM Little Stars, we are staying true to our commitment to making the kids’ malling experience fun, memorable, and rewarding for them and their families. We want to make sure that this will be worth remembering for them,” said SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing Joaquin San Agustin.

SM Little Stars Project Head Hanna Carinna Sy also said, “After an absence of three years, we are happy to be together again to launch what is undoubtedly the biggest kiddie talent search in the country, which will be held in 70 malls from Baguio and Tuguegarao to Davao and Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao.”

SM Little Stars Project Head Hanna Carinna Sy greets guests during her Welcome Remarks.

The kids who will make the Grand Finals will be trained by celebrity mentors in a series of workshops to develop their talents and confidence on stage. The workshops will also encourage them to bond and make new friends with their co-participants.

2017 Grand Girl Winner Gaea Salipot performs for the audience.

2013 Boy Grand Winner Nhikzy Calma dances to a medley of hits.

2013 3rd Runner-Up Esang De Torres sings a song from The Little Mermaid.

Judge Sam Concepcion shares his advice for aspiring SM Little Stars singers.

Judge Teacher Georcelle gives dancing tips for would-be SM Little Stars dancers.

Stakes are higher in this year’s SM Little Stars with over P9 Million in cash and prizes starting with a brand new Suzuki S-presso Special Edition MT MC worth over P600,000; a one-year talent contract at Sparkle GMA Artist Center; a 100% Discount on college tuition fee and miscellaneous fees at National University; a five-day and four-night trip for two (2) to Hong Kong; a total of Php100,000 worth of cash and SM gift certificates (Php50,000 cash and Php50,000 worth of SM gift certificates); Php 30,000 worth of Toy Kingdom gift cards; an annual pass certificate for unlimited bowling game and skating admission valid for one (1) year; 30 regular ride tickets at SM by the Bay Amusement Park / Sky Ranch and gift vouchers for a two-night stay with breakfast for two (2) at Radisson Blu Cebu await one lucky boy and lucky girl winners!

SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing Joaquin San Agustin and Sparkle GMA Artist Center Vice President for Talent Development and Management Joy Marcelo seal the partnership between SM Supermalls and Sparkle GMA Artist Center for SM Little Stars winners.

To register, the parent/guardian must bring their child’s original and photocopy of their birth certificates as well as two (2) copies of 4R size of their photo taken with light make-up only with one (1) close-up shot and one (1) whole body shot to select SM Supermalls nationwide. This will be attached to their application form which should be filled up and signed by the parents and/or legal guardians. To apply online, go to:


SM Little Stars 2023 will run from July 15 to August 27 so hurry and register your talented little ones! To know more about SM Little Kids and the complete list of prizes, visit or follow @SMSupermalls on social media.

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