SM wins 15 awards from the 29th Apolinario Mabini Awards, held last Dec. 3, 2018 at the Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino in San Juan. The awards were conferred by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PFRD). The Apolinario Mabini Awards are given to professionals and organizations that have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavor, or have rendered outstanding services to people with disabilities.
SM’s awards include: Silver for SM Seaside Cebu, Bronze for: SM City Cabanatuan, SM City Clark, SM City Cauayan, SM City BF Paranaque; SM Stores in Sucat, Cabanatuan, San Jose Del Monte, East Ortigas, Trece Martires and SM Supermarket in SM Seaside Cebu. Special Awards were also given to SM City San Lazaro, SM City Rosario and SM Store in Makati.
Hans Sy, Chairman of the Executive Committee of SM Prime Holdings, was also given the Mabini Presidential Recognition Award for his dedication and passion in promoting awareness and inclusion for persons with disabilities in the SM Malls.
SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, leads SM’s program for Persons with Disabilities. It was conferred with the Apolinario Mabini Hall of Fame Award last 2015, for its exemplary program of promoting awareness, acceptance, accessibility and inclusion of persons with disability.