SM Cares conducts Preparedness Forum for senior citizens, PWDs in Clark Freeport

CLARK FREEPORT—Considering that senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are the most vulnerable during emergency situations like disasters and calamities, SM Cares conducted an Emergency Preparedness Forum (EPF) for their safety and awareness.

Venus Manalang, SM City Clark public relations officer, said the EPF was conducted on June 21 at the mall with Dr. Arturo Daag, chief science research specialist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and Dr. Ted Esguerra of the International Disaster Response Network.

With the theme “Robust Preparedness Programs for SM-wide Resiliency Campaign,” SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of SM Prime Holdings Inc., said the EPF is its continuing thrust to make PWDs and senior citizens more resilient and better prepared in times of disasters.

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