Celebrate and Enjoy Father’s Day at an SM Supermall Near You

Father’s Day this year falls on June 18, 2017 and do you already have a gift or special something for your Dad?

Just recently, yours truly was able to grace SM Supermalls #Dadventures digital conference featuring #IdolDads SM executive TJ Cuenca, dubber/host/actor Apollo Abraham SM Hero Ronald Llaneta and actor Patrick Garcia.

Each dad shared his own father experiences with their family especially children bonding.
Hands on dad, Patrick Garcia spends most of his time with his precious kids everytime he doesn’t have any TV tapings or showbiz commitments. He also shared that he and the kids have their special moments spent at an SM Mall.
“I remember back them when my dad used to take me to SM North Edsa. I also shop for my kid’s wear myself.”

In demand dubber Apollo Abraham also recalls his early SM memories. “I literally have SM in my backyard since I just live near SM North Edsa. I would have movie marathons with my dad until our head ached due to the length of film we’ve seen!”

Messrs Cuenca also frequented SM Sta. Mesa which was formerly known as SM Centerpoint during its early years. While SM Hero dad Ronald goes to SM Rosario with his family.
The conference also had favorable reactions from foreign online commenters when the video clip of a Father And Daughter featuring Apollo and his lovely daughter were shown to the guests. Awww how su-weeeet!
                               Photo Credit – Leomy Gonzales
The guest dad’s were later on joined by SM Supermalls Over All Senior Marketing Ms. Loren Ramirez and Ms. RJ Radillo, Senior Marketing Manager for Digital (Family Segment) for a group photo op.

Congrats #IdolDads keep up the great work and keep on inspiring!

Do take note of the many ways for us to show how much we love our dad as we create family-first moments on his special day happening at SM this month with fun-filled activities.

  • Beer Festival on June 13 to 25
  • Extreme Wellness Expo featuring classic car models, monster trucks, and big bikes on June 13 to 18 / 18 to 25
  • Grab some Grub group meal promos on June 13 to 25, and special dining treats for dads on weekends starting June 16
  • Mini Me casual fashion show featuring dads and their kids wearing matching OOTD’s on June 16 to 18 / 23 to 25
  • Blessing for Dads after the mall’s regular Sunday mass on June 18

Shoppers can also share their happiest moments with dad and win exciting prizes.

Simply check out the SM Supermalls Facebook Page for the #DADventuresAtSM digital promo details and updates.

Happy Father’s Day to my own Dad whom we will treat for a special lunch buffet, woot!

Express your love for your dear father’s everyday and let them know you love and care for them so much! ♥♥♥


Biggest Pokemon Go Lure Party held at SM Supermalls


Call it perhaps a phenomenon but the #PokemonGo craze is really here in Manila, Philippines since it’s official August 6 release. People have gamely uploaded its app and has gotten hooked on it day in and day out! Believe me! Before last weekend, I was cordially invited (Thank you!) by SM Supermalls to cover their biggest ever #PokemonGo Lure Party which happened nationwide. Be amazed by the pics!

SM Supermalls, the country’s biggest mall network, made history last weekend when it celebrated the first ever biggest Nationwide Pokémon Go Lure Party that simultaneously happened on August 12 with extension from August 13-14 from 5PM to 9PM in 50 SM malls all over the Philippines!

The first of its kind event, which was set to be the biggest one-day Pokémon Go Lure Party worldwide, has brought together Pokémon Go trainers, gaming enthusiasts, families and groups of friends for the four-hour Poké-hunting craze.

And even if I haven’t downloaded the famous app as of yet, I found it amusing gazing over cellphones of people doing their Pokemon hunts and catch.
SMNE2With fellow blogger friend, Ms. Tess Claudio few minutes before the 5pm start of the #PokemonGo Lure Party at SM North Edsa The Block.
Lure4We are all #PokemonGo Lure Party ready !!!!!!!
Pika“As early as July, our Pokémon Go digital campaign had witnessed how fascinated and ecstatic our shoppers were for the app’s official Philippine release. And from the fans’ overflowing reactions, we knew we had to give them something big and unforgettable once the game is launched,” shared Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls’ senior vice president for marketing.

True enough, SM was among the first brands to break the news about the app’s launch last August 6 and the first to set a nationwide Pokémon Go Lure Party on August 9.

“We wanted to merge the beauty of digital and the real world by making our malls transformed into Pokémon Gyms and lure party venues. For everyone’s delight, over 150 Pokéstops were lured simultaneously in all our 50 malls,” said San Agustin. An estimated 3.5 million people go to more than 50 SM Supermalls on a daily basis.
MOASuper LIKED what SM did to its Mall of Asia globe! Very creative! And yes why not a gigantic Pokemon Ball!

SM’s Nationwide Pokémon Go Lure Party treated shoppers to an array of exciting attractions and fun-filled activities. Pokémon characters and cosplayers strolled around the malls while select SM branches featured different adorable Pokémon collectibles and Pokémon Go essentials perfect for every trainer’s daily adventure. Several SM establishments also launched their respective special Pokémon promos.

Pika2Pikachu hug!!! 
AmazingCaught up with @amazingbetong at The Block doing his share of #PokemonGo . Betong gamely posed for pics with some fans and supporters in between Poke hunts. He even won a gift certificate during one of the games! Congrats kapuso ♥

Speaking of games giveaways, aside from gift certificates, SM also gave away a brand new cellphone as its major game prize to a pretty tough Pokemon Go question. Luckily a guy came out with proof and won the exciting item! Congrats! 
Lure3I was super ecstatic when I saw Pikachu and his friends mingling with the The Block crowd. Everyone wanted their selfies and pictures taken. I couldn’t get that near because of the throng of crowd. So happily settled with a cutey selfie from a distance. Am solved with it!

When the official Lure Party started, caught up with another blogger friend Yvonne Bertoldo, who was more adept and familiar with how the catch goes and we excitedly visited all the 18 Poke Stops distributed at SM North Edsa. I enjoyed seeing the dabarkads trouped in a corner or side trying to catch as much pokemons and all of them busy with heads bent down onto their mobile phones. It was raining that day so it was extra challenging to peep at the Poke Stop and observe who else were in it. Felt like you are doing an Amazing Race but catching as much Pokemons as possible especially the rare creatures.

The SM Supermalls nationwide #PokemonGo Lure Party was a fun experience for the books. It was a rare event that allowed families and friend especially students which I saw a lot of, to bond with each other.  I hope SM would hold another big gathering like this in the near future.

Many thanks for the kind invite Ms. Anna Loren Rivera (SM Supermalls-Digital Marketing) and Ms. Chin Ng (SMNE Marketing) for the kind assist. Until the next!

For everything Pokémon Go at SM, visit SM Supermalls’ website and its official accounts onFacebook, Twitter, Instagram and Viber Public Chat. Also follow SM on Snapchat for exclusive updates. #GottaCatchEmAllAtSM! #PokemonGoAtSMNE

From SM With Love: Pamaskong Handog para sa Global Pinoy

It’s this time of the year when families reunite and celebrate the happiest season of the year…the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ…the occasion is a lot joyous especially to the dear loved ones working abroad who will be homesick no more …

Now on its 3rd year, the SM Global Pinoy Program through Pamaskong Handog Para sa Global Pinoy held a grand homecoming last December 15, featuring celebrities like PioloPascual at SM City Dasmariñas, Angeline Quinto at SM City Clark, Xian Lim at SM City Bacolod, Sam Milby at SM City General Santos, and Daniel Matsunaga at SM Southmall. Our Global Pinoys and their families also enjoyed exclusive discounts from selected stores at the SM Supermalls’ Balikbayan Specials.

The SM Global PinoyProgram aims to honor the OFWs and their families. To pay tribute and appreciation for our modern day heroes, SM Global Pinoy provides them with an exclusive lounge inside the SM Supermalls malls nationwide and gives them access to exclusive events, activities, perks and privileges.

This December 29, our Global Pinoys may also get a 10% discount on all items for a minimum of P2, 000 single-receipt purchase at The SM Store Pasalubong Sale. Simply present your SM Global Pinoy or BDO Kabayan card.

To add to their #MerrySMChristmas, our SM Global Pinoy guests received several prizes and freebies from the SM Global Pinoy partners: BDO, SM Store, SM Cinema, E-Plus, Smart Communications, Sun Cellular, Barrio Fiesta SkinWhite, Tom’s World, Informatics Institute, V.Y. Domingo Jewellers, Nokia.

SM Supermalls is dedicating this Christmas video to all our bagong bayani…the hardworking Overseas Filipino Workers…

A blessed Christmas to all Pinoys around the globe! 

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