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SM Cares: Disaster Preparedness Forum 2018

We all must prepare for any calamities or disasters especially if you have special kids or elderly in the family. It’s better to be ready than going into a panic mode more so if you are the only person left that they can depend on. But it would be best if you can also train them so that in case of disasters or emergencies, they would know what to do. That’s why SM Cares thought about holding an Emergency Preparedness Forum last July 9, 2018, at Hall 3 of the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City. This yearโ€™s focus will be on Children and Youth with Disabilities, between 10-30 years old.

SM Cares: Disaster Preparedness Forum 2018

The forum provided substantial information about the reality of a potential earthquake scenario in Metro Manila, as well as making them better prepared for disasters and calamities. The attendees were young people who are blind, deaf, with physical/orthopedic impairments, with Down syndrome, Autism and those with rare disorders.

SM Cares: Disaster Preparedness Forum 2018

Resource persons were Dr. Renato Solidum, Jr. (Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and Officer-in-Charge Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) and Dr. Ted Esguerra, Operational Medicine Instructor International Disaster Response Network. UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Ms. Lotta Sylwander will also be one of the guests for the forum.

SM Cares: Disaster Preparedness Forum 2018


SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Environment, Senior Citizens, and Overseas Filipino Workers (SM Global Pinoy).

As a responsible mall developer, SM ensures that its CSR programs serve as a catalyst for positive change for the community that it serves.

To know more about SM Cares, please visit, or email

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1 Comment

  1. Francia Diaz says:

    Malaking tulong itong program ng SM Cares para sa mga may kapansanan ..magkakaroon sila ng idea at sapat na gagawin in case na dumating ang mga sakuna ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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