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Typhoon Ompong: Free parking at SM, Ayala, Robinsons, Megaworld malls

Sep 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Overnight parking fees are waived for select malls as heavy rain and floods are possible due to Ompong (Mangkhut)

Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Chinese men got employed as construction workers, says the Bureau of Immigration, adding that Filipinos reportedly cheered when they were arrested

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SM City Telabastagan opens in Pampanga on May 18

May 17, 2018 - 6:15 PM

SM City Telabastagan, SM Prime's 3rd mall to open this year, will have 55,000 square meters of gross floor area

3RD THIS YEAR. Located along Pampanga's major thoroughfare McArthur Highway, SM City Telabastagan will open with two floors of shopping, multi-cultural dining and entertainment zone. Image from http://sminvestments.com/

LOOK: Mayweather goes mall hopping in Manila

May 10, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Back from his R&R in El Nido, Floyd Mayweather gets a taste of Manila's mall culture

Photo from Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Duty Free Philippines to open luxury store at SM Mall of Asia complex

May 07, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Aside from Luxe Store at SM Mall of Asia, Duty Free Philippines Corporation will open Landside Store at NAIA Terminal 3 in June

ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE of the Luxe Store, which is expected to open at the SM Mall of Asia complex in June 2018. Image courtesy of Duty Free Philippines

SM City Urdaneta Central opens in Pangasinan on May 4

May 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

It is SM Prime's second mall in Pangasinan, and the second of 5 provincial malls that the real estate firm is opening in 2018

 Image from SM Prime

Property still drives SM's healthy financials in 2017

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The listed conglomerate of the Philippines' richest man posts consolidated revenues of P396.1 billion in 2017, 9% higher than the level in 2016

HEALTHY FINANCIALS. 'Our property and specialty retail businesses delivered particularly strong results,' SM president Frederic DyBuncio says. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

SM Center Imus set to open in Cavite

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The 13,000-square-meter mall is SM Prime's 6th in Cavite and will open its doors on Friday, February 16

SM to open 3rd mall in Batangas on December 15

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:43 PM

The 3-storey SM Center Lemery is SM Prime's 3rd mall in the province and will add 25,000 square meters to the developer's total gross floor area

RISING SOON. The new SM Center Lemery will be opening its doors in time for the holidays. Image from SM Prime

Unique holiday activities to try with your family

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Shake up your Christmas by starting a new holiday tradition: giving back

SM Center Pulilan set to open in Bulacan on December 1

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:20 PM

It will be SM Prime's 4th mall in Bulacan and its 66th in the Philippines

Photo from SM prime

SM Investments' income up on strong core businesses

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The listed conglomerate of the Philippines' richest man, Henry Sy Sr, benefits from growth in its property and retail units

VIBRANT GROWTH. 'Our solid 3rd quarter results benefitted from vibrant growth in our property and retail businesses,' SM president Frederic DyBuncio says. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

SM Prime income surges 16% on steady mall rental, residential sales

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:35 PM

SM Prime attributes revenue growth to higher rental revenues, steady improvement in same-mall-sales, and higher contribution from residential sales

65TH. SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown is the Sy family's 65th mall in the Philippines. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

SM to open mall in Tuguegarao on October 12

Oct 10, 2017 - 3:25 PM

SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown will be SM's 2nd mall in the Cagayan Valley region

FIRST IN CAGAYAN VALLEY. SM's new mall in Tuguegarao is strategically located at the corner of Luna and Mabini streets, which are main thoroughfares in this major urban city in the north. Rappler photo

ICYMI: German Film Week is happening now!

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:04 PM

German director Markus Goller is in Manila to promote his heart-tugging road trip flick, 'My Brother Simple'

MY BROTHER SIMPLE. Markus Goller directs a film about a man who runs away with his mentally handicapped brother. Screengrab from goethe.de

SM Prime to open mall in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Sep 13, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Once the mall opens on Friday September 15 it will be competing with Robinsons Place Palawan Chinatown Center Palawan NCCC Mall and LRC 908 Market Mall

ITS FIRST. SM City Puerto Princesa will have 3 levels of retail and dining floors, a supermarket, 3 158-seater SM digital cinemas, and two 48-seater Director's Club cinemas. File photo Rappler

SM Investments earns over P16 billion in just 6 months

Aug 09, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Even without the benefits of an election year the Philippines biggest conglomerate sustains growth across its core businesses

Mall operations continue to drive SM Prime's net income

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The additional 1 1 million square meters of retail space from new malls as well as expansions between 2015 and 2017 drive growth in SM Prime s mall rentals

FAST FACTS: SM Investments Corporation

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Here s what every consumer should know about SM Investments Corporation the conglomerate of the Philippines richest man

SM Cherry Antipolo set to open

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:35 PM

SM Cherry Antipolo opening on June 30 is the 63rd SM mall in the Philippines By the end of the year SM City Puerto Princesa will also be opened

63RD MALL. SM says the 3-level mall is already 55% leased to tenants when it opens on Friday, June 30. Image from Facebook page of SM Cherry Antipolo

Doing business under Duterte? Philippines' richest family shows how

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Henry Sy Sr s conglomerate is expanding its presence in China and Mindanao His group has also started submitting unsolicited proposals for public infrastructure

Unilever, CloseUp concert organizers face charges over party drug deaths

Feb 01, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The NBI charges them with criminal negligence and violation of the Corporation Code for failing to prevent the entry of party drugs to the event held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds last summer

NOT ENOUGH SECURITY. The National Bureau of Investigation lists down security measures that organizers failed to take to prevent the entry of drugs that killed 5 people in the May 2016 rave party at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. Rappler file photo by Manman Dejeto

#TagahatidPasko: A Christmas concert for unsung heroes

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Coca Cola pays tribute to those who have to work over the holidays The broadcast begins 4 pm

SM Prime to open 7 new malls in 2017

Aug 30, 2016 - 1:08 PM

By end of 2017 SM Prime will have 67 malls nationwide

AGGRESSIVE EXPANSION. The biggest mall to open in 2017 is SM Premier Cagayan de Oro with 81,133 sqm. Rappler file photo

Here's what a PH Pokemon Go Lure Party looks like

Aug 13, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Over 150 PokeStops are set with Lure Modules for 4 hours drawing fans to the malls across the country

Upbeat retail, real estate lift SM Prime's profit

Aug 01, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Both mall operations and residential projects of the Sy family post higher revenues in the first half of the year

BOW. SM Prime president Hans Sy leads the opening of SM Angono, the company's 50th mall, on November 14, 2014. File photo from SM Supermalls Facebook page

Media coverage made #MMShakeDrill a success – MMDA

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:36 PM

According to MMDA special operations officer Manny Miro the event was already a success before it even started because of the media s wide information dissemination and awareness campaigns

PREPAREDNESS. Metro Manila Shake Drill volunteers and participants walk to the designated safe area after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake simulation. Photo by Katrina Artiage/Rappler

SM malls, Bayad Centers to accept payments for MMDA fines

Jun 06, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Starting June 20 motorists can pay the fines of their traffic anti littering no contact apprehension and anti jaywalking violations in more locations

EASIER FINES PAYMENTS. MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos inks an agreement with SM Bills Payment and Bayad Center for the provision of an avenue where motorists can pay the fines of their traffic, anti-littering, no contact apprehension, and anti-jaywalking violations. Photo from MMDA Facebook page.

In between Pasay sorties, Binay goes shopping...

Feb 15, 2016 - 10:03 PM

for new pairs of eyeglasses

NEW SPECS. Binay squeezes in some shopping time between his Pasay and Parañaque sorties on February 15. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

'Stampede' in Pampanga mall following alleged shooting incident

Dec 24, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Angeles Police Station 4 refused to give details saying the incident is currently being investigated

STAMPEDE. Reports from people on the ground say a stampede occurred inside a mall in Pampanga, following an alleged shooting incident. Photo by Jhoan Han

DOE counts SM's solar-powered rooftop as source for Luzon grid

Dec 16, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The largest solar powered rooftop in a Southeast Asian mall is eyed to contribute an additional 1 5 megawatts to Luzon

SOLAR-POWERED. In this file photo, President Benigno S. Aquino lll views the solar rooftop project of SM Supermalls at Northlink Building in SM City North Edsa Complex, Quezon City. Also in photo is SM Prime Holdings President Hans Sy. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

SM sustains growth by building more malls

Nov 02, 2015 - 5:53 PM

By the end of 2015 SM Prime will have 56 malls in the Philippines and 6 malls in China with an estimated combined gross floor area of 8 3 million square meters

GROWTH. SM Prime President Hans T. Sy says the company is expecting to sustain its growth through continuously increasing its mall footprint by 13% this year. Image from SM Prime

SM opens first mall in Caloocan City

Oct 23, 2015 - 3:49 PM

It is SM s 55th mall in the Philippines and targets to close 2015 with 56 in the country and 6 malls in China

NEW MALL. The newest SM mall eyes to cater to more than 1.5 million Filipinos with 90% of the space lease awarded to various tenants.  Image from SM Prime

SM malls agree to host voting precincts

Jul 15, 2015 - 10:20 PM

This brings to 95 the number of malls that can host polling precincts in the Philippines 2016 presidential elections

VOTING IN MALLS. The Philippines' biggest mall operator, SM, offers its malls to become voting centers in the 2016 elections. File photo courtesy of SM

After Robinsons, Comelec mulls elections in SM malls

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:10 PM

This will enhance the voting experience of our voters It s a win win in several respects Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says

VOTING IN MALLS. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body is set to meet with SM to discuss the possibility of voting in SM malls. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

LTFRB opens bid for NAIA bus services

Jul 03, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The airport bus service will initially have 2 bus routes to and from the 3 NAIA terminals

MORE CONVENIENT TRAVEL. Airport buses "should have fixed schedules and off-street stops, low-floor height and adequate luggage space, CCTV cameras, GPS device, free WiFi, and must run on Euro V or clean alternative fuel." Photo from Wikipedia

SM malls adapt to China's aspirational lifestyle

Apr 21, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Finding the right formula to earn the loyalty of brand conscious Chinese customers is a continuous process say SM executives

FOOT TRAFFIC. A bridge connects Phase 1 and Phase 2 of SM Xiamen in Fujian, China, boosting traffic in the newer wing. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler

Hillary for US president, Trillanes on Binay bribe, Pacman music video | The wRap

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Hillary Clinton runs for the US presidency Senator Trillanes says the Binays bribed two justices Manny Pacquiao has a new music video

Fire hits two ferry boats near Mall of Asia

Apr 12, 2015 - 6:43 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says the ferry boats sank after being consumed by fire near the SM Mall of Asia

Shop non-stop with SM Mall of Asia’s Big! Big! Summer Sale

Apr 09, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Enjoy big hot deals and discounts from April 15 to 19

Pope in Manila, Al Qaeda vs ISIS, Google Glass gone | The wRap

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Pope Francis talks about corruption to Filipino politicians Revival of Al Qaeda ISIS rivalry? And goodbye Google Glass

Netizens furious at SM 'rape' T-shirt

Sep 23, 2014 - 1:40 PM

SM gets accused online of propagating rape culture

Afrojack, Axwell and Ingrosso to headline Neverland Manila

Sep 09, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Read on to find out the details of this major music event

‘Martilyo’ gang at SM CDO mall?

Jul 23, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Armed robbers use hammers and grips bought from a nearby hardware store to smash display cabinets at a jewelry shop inside the mall

Utah Jazz's Hayward, WNBA's Thompson to visit Manila

Apr 11, 2014 - 3:58 PM

NBA player Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz is set to arrive in the Philippines along with WNBA great Tina Thompson on April 25 27

PH VISIT. NBA player Gordon Hayward and WNBA great Tina Thompson are coming to Manila for the Jr NBA/Jr WNBA National Training Camp. File photos from EPA.

From nurse to SM Mall of Asia shootout hero

Apr 02, 2014 - 9:19 PM

Four female police officers will be given an award on April 7 for their quick response when the SM Mall of Asia was robbed on March 30

SUNDAY HEROES. Four female cops and members of the Pasay SWAT team are praised by the PNP for their response to the SM Mall of Asia shootout over the weekend. Photo by Rappler

'Martilyo gang' escapes through crowd after SM mall robbery

Dec 16, 2013 - 2:44 PM

More or less 7 suspects used a hammer and a crowbar bought at ACE Hardware Store in the same mall to break jewelry display cases

Photo from SM North EDSA's official Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: A tribute to Ben Farrales, designer and icon

Nov 02, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Philippine Fashion Week PhFW Spring Summer 2014 goes emotional with a closing show that pays tribute to the Dean of Philippine Fashion

MANG BEN. Wheelchair-bound Ben Farrales walks the length of the runway where his most notable designs had just walked in an amazing retrospective. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

IN PHOTOS: Breathtaking couture in Grand Allure

Nov 01, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Artistry and imagination result in designs that truly entice

MYSTERIOUS. The designs at Grand Allure are powerful and magnetic. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

IN PHOTOS: Different faces, varied tastes in Menswear

Nov 01, 2013 - 9:11 PM

You ll find something that works for you whatever your taste in men s fashion is

LIKE A RAINBOW. The Filipino take on menswear is as colorful and varied as our culture. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera