SM Marilao Gives 1,500 Relief Goods to Typhoon Victims


Torrential monsoon rains worsened by the recent typhoons Henry, Inday and Josie flooded large swathes and turned some areas in Bulacan into inland seas.

SM sends its volunteers to flooded areas in Marilao to provide immediate relief to thousands of families affected by the recent calamities.

Through SM Foundation Inc.’s Operation Tulong Express program, around 1,500 families were given relief packs or “kalinga packs”. These ‘kalinga’ packs contain a kilo of rice, canned sardines,and instantnoodles as well as bottled waters all packed up in an eco-bag. Operation Tulong Express (OPTE) is SM Foundation’s emergency response to victims of natural calamities and disasters. Its implementation include close coordination with Savemore and Hypermarket, Mall Administration employees and volunteers that include the mall’s Customer Relations Service (CRS) team as well as Local Government Unit.

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