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  Over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country continues to grapple with the challenges, which include the imposed quarantines and limiting of movements. Throughout this critical time, countless individuals and organizations have worked together and volunteered to provide support to those who needed it the most.   Among these is the Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific, which is celebrating its 25 th anniversary this year. Driven by its mission and purpose, CEB immediately answered the call to join other partners in mounting extensive relief and humanitarian efforts towards helping those affected by the pandemic. Truly, the collective spirit of bayanihan shone through, and Cebu Pacific sincerely thanks its partners who went above and beyond the call of duty at an undeniably difficult time. Aiding in the transport of much-needed supplies The lockdowns resulted in restricted movements across cities and provinces, which then posed quite a challenge in ens

SM City Puerto Princesa donates Christmas Packs to boatmen, IPs

As an early Christmas treat, SM City Puerto Princesa distributes 780 Christmas packs—each containing 5kg of rice and food essentials—to tourism boatmen and members of the indigenous peoples whose main livelihoods were lost due to economic disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Honda Bay Boatmen Association, Inc. (HOBBAI) members and boatmen in the Puerto Princesa Underground River, a total of 412 recipients received their Christmas packs from SM City Puerto Princesa on December 17, 2020.

Also, 368 Members of different IP communities are expected to receive their Christmas packs on Dec. 18, 2020.

SM Supermalls continue to implement its programs that support the community despite the challenges brought by the pandemic as a testament of its commitment to community development.

Through Operation Tulong Express (OPTE), a social good program of SM Foundation in collaboration with SM Supermalls and SM Markets, SM already provided various relief initiatives since the start of community quarantines in March.

Community support from SM this year includes donations of protective essentials and equipment to frontliners and medical facilities nationwide, Kalinga packs for indigent communities, cash and relief packs for typhoon-stricken communities, rental discounts to lessors, support to employees, livelihood support to MSMEs, and many more.

For updates and announcements, visit SM City Puerto Princesa in Facebook. (PR)

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