In line with its commitment to be of service to the Filipino public, its hospitals, and its government during the coronavirus pandemic, SM Foundation recently donated Personal Protective Equipment and medical supplies to hospitals in the North Luzon area.
These include PPEs, N95 and surgical masks, gloves, raincoats, goggles, as well as alcohol and hygiene kits, which are part of the P170 million SM has allocated for this purpose.
In the North Luzon area, these were donated to the Baguio General Hospital Medical Center in Baguio City and the Regional 1 Medical Center in Pangasinan; as well as Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center in Cabanatuan, Southern Isabela Medical Center in Santiago City, Cagayan Valley Medical Center in Tuguegarao, and Paniqui General Hospital in Tarlac.
Other initiatives of the SM Group in response to the crisis are the waived rentals of all tenants of SM Supermalls nationwide, continued compensation of employees, and the extension of an Emergency Financial Assistance to its front liners, security guards and janitorial staff during the Enhanced Community Quarantine period.
-SM Press Release