SM Foundation receives ‘Pandemic Heroes’ Award from Board of Investments

SM Foundation, Inc., the social good arm of the SM group, was recognized by the Board of Investments with the Pandemic Heroes Award for its contributions to making a significant difference in the lives of Filipinos during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A team from the BoI, led by Governor Katrina Therese Lim-Dy, conferred the award on SM Foundation, represented by SMFI Executive Director Debbie P. Sy, at the SM Retail Headquarters in Pasay City.

Also representing BOI were Rolienita Nebres, Ronaldo Buluran, Soledad Sendingan, Catherine Agup, Albert Jolo Ibay, Darwin Pesco, and Jechris Alindog.


Supplies for frontliners: When the country was battling the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic at its early onset, the SMFI team had to work double time to be of service to disadvantaged communities who were the most affected. (Photo courtesy of SM Foundation, Inc.)

Members of SMFI’s social good team were also present during the event: Executive Director for Education Linda Atayde,  AVP for Outreach and Livelihood Programs Cristie Angeles, and AVP for Education Eleanor Lansang.

The Pandemic Heroes Award is part of the 55th founding anniversary celebration of the BoI, an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry responsible for the development of investments in the country. The said recognition is given to BoI’s partner stakeholders that responded to the country’s pressing needs during the height of the pandemic and provided genuine support and assistance in ensuring the health and safety of Filipinos and bringing opportunities through investments.

Kalinga Packs distribution: An SM employee volunteer unloads relief packs for families affected by the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of SM Foundation, Inc.)


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