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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

SM Prime's #SMWasteFreeFuture: Unified Waste Management

6:20:00 PM

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), a prominent property developer in Southeast Asia, is launching a comprehensive waste management and segregation campaign to tackle the escalating global waste issues. The initiative, tagged #SMWasteFreeFuture, aims to rally all its property groups and stakeholders towards a sustainable solution.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights a staggering statistic: humanity churns out over 2 billion tons of municipal solid waste every year, with a troubling 45 percent being poorly managed. If left unchecked, this figure could balloon to nearly 4 billion tons annually by 2050. Recognizing the severity of the situation, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 30 as the International Day of Zero Waste on December 14, 2022.

The subsequent year saw the inception of the inaugural International Day of Zero Waste by UNEP, designed to galvanize efforts in combating the global pollution crisis. This day serves as a platform to spur worldwide action and draw attention to the importance of striving for zero waste.

Strong foundations

SM Prime’s founding leader, Henry Sy, believed that “business growth and social development must go hand in hand.” The company follows this guiding principle and has formed a sustainability policy that commits to the following: Resource Conservation and Efficiency, Disaster Resilience, Climate Advocacy, Social Integration, and Transparent Reporting.

Anchored on these sustainability commitments are the SM Supermalls’ Environmental Programs on Waste Management. Through its corporate social responsibility arm, SM Cares, SM Supermalls has pioneered longstanding programs such as the Trash to Cash recycling market, and provided support to the annual International Coastal Clean Up, among other national events.

(Photo caption) The largest haul and biggest participation to-date: The 38th International Coastal Clean-up had 17,000 volunteers across 15 SM Malls in 12 locations nationwide. It is an annual community-driven partnership between SM Supermalls, SM Cares, the DENR, LGU’s and the volunteers from the SM community.


(Photo caption) Scaled to perfection: One of the first recycling markets the country, Trash-to-Cash’s valuable example that waste can have monetary benefits. The recycling market is held every first Friday and Saturday of the month in all SM Supermalls to encourage waste segregation and recycling among SM customers, tenants, and the community. The recycling market is open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

In the hotel and tourism sector, SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation (SMHCC) has taken the lead in mitigating global food waste by implementing sustainable initiatives across its properties in the Philippines. Their key initiatives include the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Sustainable Diner Program, that aims to transform and help the food service sector minimize its impact on the environment thru resource efficiency, plastic refusal and food waste management and contribute to the world’s future food security.


(Photo caption) Closing the loop: SMHCC’s sustainability efforts are anchored on the 7Gs or Seven Green Goals, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). The overall thrust for sustainability is cascaded to the rest of properties, ensuring that it is embedded at every step of the hotel’s operations, ensured by property Sustainability Champions.

To support these programs, SM Prime also recently unveiled its waste-to-fuel partnership with GUUN Co. Ltd. (GUNN) to implement the Japanese technique of reducing landfill impact. The technology converts non-recyclable and hard-to-recycle packaging into alternative fuel.


(Photo caption) No time to waste: Sorting through the amount of trash at the GUUN Facility in Cebu. Unfit for recycling and reuse, the waste material recovered avoids the landfill and is then reconverted to fuel resource.

A Vision for an #SMWasteFreeFuture

To mark the International Day of Zero Waste on March 30, 2024, SM Prime is releasing its vision for an #SMWasteFreeFuture. “As a community, we strongly believe in our ability to contribute to solving today's waste issues,” said Hans “Chico” Sy, Jr., President of SM Engineering Design and Development Corporation (SMEDD) and SM sustainability champion.

SM Prime’s announcement of its vision of an #SMWasteFreeFuture demonstrates the company’s strong commitment and sustainability stewardship, by inviting its stakeholders to engage in activities that will help spread zero-waste awareness and work for a sustainable and environmentally responsible approach on waste management.

“We understand that this may seem like a daunting challenge to overcome However, by joining forces, we can create a world that our future generations truly deserve – if we have the courage to take on this journey together,” said Sy.

SM Prime remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people. SM Prime is pursuing the next horizon on integrated property development and onward to building sustainable cities of the future.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sun Life's New Campaign Highlights About Health

5:29:00 AM


The uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has indeed put us all in a situation where we realized the importance of many things. One, in particular, is the value of our health. 

Filipinos who are eager to secure their health and ensure a brighter future will find an ally in Sun Life, as it launches a campaign dubbed “Partner in Health.”

Featuring Charo Santos-Concio, Matteo Guidicelli, and Piolo Pascual, the campaign consists of digital videos where they will talk about lessons from past experiences which paved the way towards their brighter future. One of these is investing in their health. The videos will be shared on Sun Life’s Facebook page ( and YouTube channel (

Complementing the videos is “Safe Space,” a series of webinars focusing on mental health to be conducted in collaboration with the Philippine Mental Health Association, Inc. (PMHA). The pilot stream, entitled “Love 'em, Hate 'em, Stress 'em: Mental Wellness for the Family,” will be held on April 9. It will be followed by “Imperfect Balance: How Mental Wellness Bridges Work and Life” on May 14. The series will close on June 18 with “You are Worth It: Illuminating a Path towards Holistic Health.”

To make the learning series more fun and interactive, Sun Life will also engage followers of its Facebook page through bite-sized content dubbed “Mind Your Health,” which promotes holistic wellness and mental health.

Sun Life is also collaborating with education technology platform to spread its health advocacy to the younger generation. This will be done through a nationwide awareness campaign featuring articles, quizzes, and informative social posts promoting holistic health. Learning Quests, a gamified online learning module, may also be utilized by those who wish to learn more about the topic.

Meanwhile, for those ready to own a health protection product, they may choose from Sun Life’s diverse offerings such as SUN First Aid Plus, SUN Fit & Well Advantage, and Sun ICU Protect. Those who wish to know more about these products may avail of a free consultation with a preferred Sun Life advisor or they may connect with one through

“As we continuously endeavor to bring our lives back to normal, let us not forget the lessons we have learned from the past two years. Our health is an important factor in securing a brighter future, and so keeping ourselves healthy is truly worth it,” says Sun Life President Alex Narciso. “It would be Sun Life’s honor to walk this journey with them. With this campaign, we are reemphasizing our commitment to be the Filipino’s partner in health.”

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Significant 21

12:09:00 AM

Today is my big day! In our life, we always try to find the cute and relevant answer to our being, Of course even the things that revolve around us. So, today is 21 and I'm wondering if you can give at least some reasoning to things that are significant about 21. 

To start, I'm sharing a few things that I know that have 21 but I still don't understand why they prefer to have it numbered as 21. 

1. Why is it called the 21 Gun Salute?

2. Why do we have a game in basketball first to finish 21 points?

3. Why 21 in Black Jack?

So, can you add other things that are significant to 21? Hope you can share!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

SCARLET SNOW BELO Charms Her Way Into Beeing ABS-CBN LIFESTYLE’S Youngest Guest Editor

10:50:00 PM

Beautiful and charming this sweet little princess would probably make it in any way, with just a wink of her eyes and a flick of a smile, you'll say yes to her for sure. So, ABS-CBN Lifestyle welcomes 2020 on a happy note as they feature its youngest #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo yet—four-year-old social media sensation Scarlet Snow Belo-Kho, who spreads good vibes this January with a little help from her parents, celebrity doctors Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho.

Be charmed by Scarlet’s innate cuteness as she lives up to the hype of being an influential child—one who has secured admiration and appreciation online and in real life because of her good manners, steadfast faith, intelligence, and kindness and generosity towards others.

Also for this month, ABS-CBN Lifestyle takes the time to look back at 2019, reviewing all the bests from the year that was, from fashion moments to fast-trending stars to personality-approved tourist destinations.

Meanwhile in true spirit of the new year, ABS-CBN Lifestyle packs more punch into its major celebrity lifestyle features including ABS-CBN Lifestyle Inspo (monthly guest editor), Spaces We Love (spaces tour), Pet Mah Luv (celebrities with their pets), and I Love My Job (celebrity sidelines). It also seeks to put more inspiring stellar stories on its wide-ranging sections: Style & Fashion, Food & Dining, Tech, Shows & Happenings, Travel & Leisure, Health & Wellness, Spaces, and People & Inspirations.

ABS-CBN Lifestyle frequenters on social media also have to watch out for more diverse local and international guests who will be featured on ABS-CBN Lifestyle’s weekly Facebook live sessions, Girl Got Skillz and Pillow Talk.

Check out the exciting reads and videos with Scarlet Snow Belo-Kho, the latest #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo. Catch more inspiring stellar stories on ABS-CBN Lifestyle by logging on to and following the site through its social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter @abscbnlifestyle.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

5 Advantages in Getting Party Platter

1:11:00 PM

One of the most celebrated month in the calendar, December. And what's best of this month? It's the food feast because as early as first week of December there are different celebrations already. Marking the celebration of Christmas, the yuletide season. Big or small group there's always the problem of getting food but of course there's the solution as always like the party platter.

Why party platter? Here are 5 advantages that can help you decide in getting the party platter.

  1. Party Platters are pre-set meals that is intended for a certain number of people that will certainly ease the torment of cooking and preparing. 
  2. Easy and manageable, the party platter gives you an ease in the preparation and of course the after party cleaning. 
  3. Your own choices of food. When you get a party platter you know already what you'll be getting for the guests and you can already maximize it. 
  4. You can get in just a store near your place. What's great is that they sometimes have delivery options that will give ease in ordering. 
  5. Lastly, You get to enjoy more of the party and the food rather than worrying yourself about the preparation and getting the food. 

So, good thing that Tien Mas offers Party Platter that is good for 10-12 pax per order so you easily budget the food for the party. Worry-free.

Just contact the nearest branch in your place and enjoy your party with Tien Mas party platter.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Trying This Facebook Page on My Post

2:21:00 AM

Okay this may be something that I don't usually see on my post but I'm trying to replicate what happened before in one of my posts. The thing is that it posted an FB page of show I'm featuring. So we will be trying to make happen as well with our Facebook Page.

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