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SM profits down 5% in Q1 2020 as it waives mall rent over virus

May 15, 2020 - 6:40 PM

SM Prime maintains its 2020 capex at P80 billion despite the coronavirus crisis

Make mom feel special this month of May

May 08, 2020 - 7:14 PM

You can have items such as baby care needs and kitchen supplies delivered to your home

SM Entertainment opens global auditions for aspiring K-pop stars

May 07, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Do you think you have what it takes to be SM Entertainment's newest star?

SM Group donates P100M worth of medical supplies to RITM, PGH

Mar 17, 2020 - 1:01 PM

The group is also helping to improve the availability of coronavirus testing kits

SM Group, Ayala Corp donate to fight coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The conglomerates pledge protective equipment and medical supplies for government hospitals

Philippine malls set up safety measures vs coronavirus

Mar 10, 2020 - 2:22 PM

Malls have alcohol dispensers at all entrances where temperature checks are also being done, while sanitation teams are assigned to keep all areas clean

SAFETY MEASURE. A shopping mall in Cagayan de Oro welcomes mall goers with hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol to use as a precautionary measure against the 2019 novel coronavirus. Photo from SM CDO Downtown Premier

Menu, prices: Puffy's Soufflé Pancake Café at SM North EDSA

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Still on the hunt for these fluffy treats? Check out Puffy's, the Taiwan-based soufflé pancake café open at The Block!

SM Investments earns P44.6 billion in 2019

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:52 PM

SM ended 2019 with total assets growing to a massive P1.1 trillion


Robinsons, SM Prime present plans to redevelop Baguio market

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:23 AM

The Baguio City government is expecting more proposals from big companies. Vendors' groups and concerned citizens are opposed to the participation of big business in the public-private partnership project.

NEW BAGUIO MARKET. Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and other city officials at the presentation of Robinsons Land Corporation and SM Prime Holdings on their respective proposals for the redevelopment of the Baguio market. Photo from Baguio City PIO Facebook page

SM Prime earnings jump 18% to P38.1 billion in 2019

Feb 17, 2020 - 8:25 PM

SM Prime's earnings soar as it aggressively expands to key developing cities in the Philippines

SM Prime gets go signal for P100-billion bond offering

Feb 13, 2020 - 6:10 PM

SM Prime says the money generated from the bonds will be used for more malls and other expansion projects

Menu, prices: Japan's Gram Café and Pancakes opens in Metro Manila

Feb 08, 2020 - 4:30 PM

For your dose of fluffy Japanese soufflé pancakes (and more), check out the complete menu of Gram Café's first Manila branch at SM Megamall!

Japan's Gram Café and Pancakes to open first Manila branch

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Who's up for some jiggly, fluffy Japanese soufflé pancakes? Japan's Gram Café is opening at SM Megamall!

SM-Ayala consortium breaks ground on Cebu SRP project 



Jan 31, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella says the project is expected to generate over P316 billion in investments and 2 million direct and indirect jobs

GROUNDBREAKING. Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella and representatives from Ayala and SM break ground on new project at the South Road Properties. Photo form Cebu City Public Information Office

SM continues to send relief assistance to remote towns in Batangas

Jan 24, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Together with its partners and affiliates, and broadcast journalist Karen Davila, SM aided over 350 displaced families in Calaca, Batangas

LOOK: There’s a Milk Tea Festival happening at SM Megamall

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:02 PM

Coco, Gong Cha, Tiger Sugar, and more – find your favorite milk tea brands in one place until January 31!

SM Group organizes relief and recovery efforts for Taal victims

Jan 18, 2020 - 5:08 PM

Oplan Tulong Express Booths were also activated right away to accept in-kind and cash donations in 12 SM malls in South Luzon

SM distributes kalinga relief packs to Taal volcano victims in Batangas

Jan 15, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Over 6,500 relief packs are expected to be dispatched to various evacuation areas

FALSE: SM MOA has ‘damaged foundation’

Jan 15, 2020 - 10:43 AM

An official statement from the mall management says the foundation of the mall is ‘built on concrete piles that reach the bedrock and will withstand extreme situations’

Thank you Harrison Plaza: People go down memory lane as mall shuts down

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Do you have memories of Harrison Plaza?

The Harrison plaza in Malate, Manila, one of the country's first major shopping mall, will reportedly stop for operation on December 31, 2019 after 43 years. Photo by Inoue Jaena /Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Last look at Harrison Plaza

Dec 31, 2019 - 9:23 AM

The once upscale mall ends operations on December 31, 2019

GOODBYE. This photo taken December 30, 2019 shows Harrison Plaza in Malate, Manila, one of the country's first major shopping malls. It will reportedly cease operations on December 31, 2019 after 43 years. Photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Harrison Plaza

Dec 30, 2019 - 9:08 AM

The once upscale complex in Manila bills itself as 'the country's first one-stop shopping mall'

File photo from Wikipedia

SM Prime gets approval for 360-hectare reclamation project

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'We have complied with all the requirements of national agencies and secured all the required permits and clearances to enable SM Prime to commence with the reclamation project,' says SM Prime President Jeffrey Lim

LOOK: Here's what's going to be on the Panda Express Manila menu

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Orange you glad you'll be getting your orange chicken fix (and more) very soon?

IN PHOTOS: Where you can catch Christmas light exhibits in the metro

Nov 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

SM Prime's expansion pays off as earnings soar in January-September 2019

Nov 04, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Property sales in Pampanga, Rizal, and Cavite, among others, boost SM Prime's earnings

DFA opens new consular office in Cavite

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs' new consular office is located in SM City Dasmariñas and is open 10 am to 5 pm, from Mondays to Saturdays

NEW CONSULAR OFFICE. Foreign Undersecretary Brigido Dulay leads the inauguration of the new Department of Foreign Affairs Consular office at SM City Dasmarinas in Cavite on November 4, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Bicol's biggest food chain opens first Manila branch

Nov 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Bicol icon is finally coming to Manila

SM not participating in Sangley Airport project

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:10 PM

SM Investments Corporation distances itself from the Sangley Airport project, while other companies tiptoe around the news

Moana, Coco banner 2019 Disney On Ice in Manila

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Watch your Disney favorites come to life on ice!

SETTING SAIL. Moana and Maui voyage into this year's Disney On Ice in Manila. Photo from release

2019 SEA Games: Where to buy tickets as low as P50

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:35 PM

You can now buy tickets to watch your favorite sports in the 2019 SEA Games!

TICKET DROP. The 2019 SEA Games tickets go on sale on October 3. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Forever 21 stays open in Philippines, says SM Retail

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Forever 21 finds love in the Philippines, even as its parent company files for bankruptcy in the United States

Here's where Panda Express is opening in the Philippines

Sep 30, 2019 - 12:19 PM

They didn't say, however, when the first branch is opening

HELLO, PANDA. Panda Express will be opening in the Philippines soon. Photo courtesy of JFC and Panda Express

SM Supermalls kicks off the Christmas season with #SparklingSMallidays

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Get up to 70% discount at SM pre-holiday sale from October 25 to November 3

Osmeña files suit vs Cebu City government, real estate conglomerates over SRP deal

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The ex-mayor also seeks to stop the city from using proceeds from the SRP to fund the local government's P2.5-billion supplemental budget

LAND SALE. Cebu City is funding its budget from partial payment of property sold in 2015. Former Mayor Tommy Osmeña wants to stop it. Road file photo from Cebu City's website

SM’s Hans Sy on disaster resilience: ‘Private sector should invest in cities’

Sep 04, 2019 - 5:51 PM

SM and private sector partners ‘adopt’ disaster-prone cities, Naga and Iloilo, for national resilience campaign

SM net income up by 27% to P23 billion in H1 2019

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:20 PM

As of end-June 2019, SM's total assets are at P1.1 trillion, a 5% growth

SM Prime earnings rise by 16% in 1st half of 2019

Jul 15, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Integrated property developer SM Prime cites the stable Philippine economy as a factor in its double-digit growth

Kids can watch movies for free at SM Cinemas

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Until December 2019, kids 4 feet or below can watch certain movies at SM Cinemas nationwide for free!

Police officer, two others killed in separate incidents in Cebu in 24 hours

May 22, 2019 - 12:53 PM

A former cop whose daughter is a member of the political party of outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña is killed near a police station

AMBUSH. The body of former police officer Delfin Bontuyan leans on the hood of a taxi after he is ambushed Tuesday, May 22. Photo from the Facebook account of Tommy Osmeña

GrabPay now offered for SM Cinema ticket purchases

Apr 25, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Consumers may either purchase their tickets at the cinema or on the SM Cinema website using GrabPay

MOBILE WALLET. Huey Ooi Tyng (L), GrabPay Managing director for Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia poses with Mara Coson (R) of SM Investments Corporation in front of an SM cinema counter. Photo from Grab

Supreme Court stops SM Baguio from cutting more trees

Apr 10, 2019 - 3:36 PM

(UPDATED) The mall giant cannot proceed with the earth-balling of trees in Baguio City until it secures a new Environmental Compliance Certificate

EXPANSION. SM Baguio is stopped by the Supreme Court from cutting more trees to give way to its expansion. File photo from December 2017 by Lian Buan/Rappler

SM Prime Holdings adopts Parañaque River, estuary

Apr 02, 2019 - 4:40 PM

SM Prime Holdings will help the government improve the water quality of the Parañaque River and Estero de Gallina to the point where they can support aquatic life

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu visits an informal settlement along Estero de Gallina in Pasay City, where some 140 families currently reside in. These families will be relocated by the government. Photo by Anna Mogato/ Rappler

SM Supermalls introduces first in-mall customer service robot

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Now at SM Megamall and coming soon to other SM malls, SAM is designed to help with directions and provide mall information about the latest deals, promos and events

SM Holdings breaks ground to build SM City Sorsogon

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:05 PM

When completed in 2020, SM City Sorsogon will be the biggest mall in terms of land area in the Bicol region

Mayor Sally Lee and Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes lay down the capsule during the groundbreaking ceremony of P4 billion SM City Sorsogon. With her is governor Robert Lee Rodrigueza and officials of SM Prime Holding.(RHAYDZ B. BARCIA)

SM Pampanga robbery: Burglars dig a hole through drainage, cart away jewelry

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The robbers pass through a creek, then dig their way into the mall's drainage system. Inside, they cart off, as well as, throw away several pieces of expensive jewelry

Mak Tumang to hold fashion exhibit in SM Mall of Asia

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:28 PM

'The Universe' features 9 gowns worn by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

More malls drive SM Prime's 2018 net income to P32.2 billion

Feb 11, 2019 - 6:15 PM

SM Prime Holdings rakes in more cash in 2018 as its mall business expands further outside Metro Manila

DOTr borrows buses to provide free rides from MOA to PITX

Feb 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The buses are from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the Philippine Coast Guard

FREE RIDES. There are free shuttle services from MOA to PITX. Photo from DOTr

Malacañang: Henry Sy Sr a 'pillar of Philippine economy'

Jan 19, 2019 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mr Sy exemplified the hardworking Filipino. As a family man, he had moulded his children into his own image: humble, hardworking and a man of prophetic vision,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

HALF-MAST. SM flags are at half-mast at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City on January 19, 2019 for the death of owner and tycoon Henry Sy. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler