Become a plant parent with Assembly Grounds at The Rise

Among the many stress-relieving activities people have turned to during quarantine is tending to their plants. Even before the virus outbreak, caring for plants was already a popular pastime among millennials, who found that the activity could be emotionally rewarding and enjoyable. Now, when the appetite for wholesome, simple recreation is at an all time…

Contractors join hands with Philippine government to build emergency quarantine facilities to fight COVID-19

Racing against time, the Philippine government and some of the biggest construction companies that are also members of the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) pulled out all the stops to convert big sports coliseums and convention centers into emergency quarantine facilities (EQF) for the treatment and monitoring of COVID-19 cases. The initial facilities that have been…

SM Foundation, Uniqlo send food packs to SM Cares Villages

SM Foundation Inc. together with Japanese clothing company Uniqlo, recently brought smiles to residents of SM Cares Villages when they distributed food packs to almost 900 families in Bogo City, in Cebu province, Concepcion in IloIlo, Ormoc City, and in Tacloban City. Like us, many of them are homebound by the enhanced community quarantine due…

SM joins Philippine businesses, government; contributes PHP100M to multisector COVID-19 relief initiative on top of PHP170M in Medical Supplies Donations

SM has contributed PHP100 million to a multisector COVID-19 poverty relief initiative called Project Ugnayan.  This is in addition to PHP170 million in medical supplies donations to over 50 hospitals nationwide that helped equip health workers in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Project Ugnayan aims to bring much-needed support to over 1.5 million families (or 7.6 million persons) affected by the COVID-19…

Araneta City enforces social distancing in Farmers Market

Farmers Market in Araneta City is arguably the best wet market in Metro Manila for those who want the freshest meat, seafood and other food products for their cooking needs. With the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) directive to arrest the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Araneta City has rolled out strict measures to ensure…

Araneta City’s response during the COVID period

  Amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that is currently in effect in Luzon, Araneta City has implemented several programs that will help our employees, tenants, and our community in these trying times. Araneta City advanced last week its employees’ salary for the end of March…

Landers Superstore raise P4M for Filipino families in need

A star-studded online concert, featuring pop stars and celebrities whose heartwarming voices and generous hearts, raised much-needed funds for families affected by the lockdown. Landers Superstore, together with the Philippine Army, raised P4million as it sparked hope and cheer through an online benefit concert named ONE VOICE PILIPINAS to help families in need during the…

Mi Casa | Be on a permanent holiday in Manila

Being on holiday used to mean escaping from the congestion in the city to the serenity and beauty of inviting destinations. The concept of “staycation,” however, is becoming more than just a trend. This hints that the tourism market is headed towards accommodations that keep the relaxing vibe but are closer to home. “Staycations have…