Independence Day is the time to celebrate our heroes. And amid these uncertain times, there are many modern-day heroes – the front-liners who serve the community during the pandemic and the work-from-home warriors – practically all of us who have experienced various challenges in the past year.

This month, SM Supermalls fete Filipinos from all walks of life with “me time” activities – “New Days of Freedom” in the run-up to Independence Day on June 12.

Pinoypreneurs in Action.  Check out Pinoy bazaars with tenants and exhibitors offering a host of Filipino food, gift ideas, local crafts, artsy souvenirs, and Pinoy Pride masks. Snag early holiday buys for your relatives and friends abroad.

Pinoy eats. Enjoy safe indoor and al fresco dining spaces decked in “Filipiniana” and choose from pop-ups serving regional and local delicacies. Take a selfie at designated dining areas with “tatak pinoy” decoration while munching on the best versions of the food you grew up with.

Kalyelympics. A Pinoy-inspired online game, “Jolen,” was developed for this special occasion and can be accessed via QR codes at the malls’ designated dining areas. Complete all 5 game levels and get a chance to win SM gift certificates and fun gifts from our mall tenant-partners.

Be A Hero, Get Vaccinated. 45 SM Malls now serve as vaccination centers in service of the community and in partnership with their local government units from Tuguegarao in North Luzon to Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao. Sign up and be registered through your LGU to get vaccinated. It is your contribution to a COVID-free Philippines.

Also, enjoy Bakuna Benefits from tenant-partners for those who will present vaccination cards.

June 12 Flag raising ceremony. What is an Independence Day celebration without starting the day by showing our allegiance to our country? Participating malls nationwide will hold a solemn flag ceremony on June 12 to commemorate the 123rd year of our independence.

Wear your Barong or Baro’t Saya and join our mall teams at your nearest community SM Mall.

For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com or like and follow @smsupermalls on all social media platforms. #SafeMallingatSM #IngatAngatBakunaLahat #BakunaBenefits

Source: Manila Standard