Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) — SM Store wants to give back to the businesses that helped it grow to a large nationwide retail chain— the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

“MSMEs will always be a part of the SM DNA… not everybody believed in SM as a starting company. It was the small enterprises, the small suppliers that believed in us and started it going,” said SM Store President Chelo Monasterio in an interview with CNN Philippines.

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