Bata, Through SM Foundation, Donates Shoes For PGH Frontliners

Bata, a world-renowned shoe brand with over 6,000 retail stores across the globe, partnered anew with SM Foundation (SMFI) in donating 1,800 pairs of shoes for the front -liners of the Philippine General Hospital. This is part of Bata’s Global 1 Million pairs donation project.

“Due to long and often times back-to-back work shifts, a number of our health workers are experiencing foot and back pain,” says SM Foundation Executive Director Debbie Sy.  “The need to constantly disinfect their shoes also results in faster wearing out of their footwear. With this, SMFI and Bata wanted to provide our health workers with quality footwear to address this need and provide them with comfortable footwear and protection while at work and doing their rounds.”

“Bata Philippines donated these shoes as our way of saying thank you to our front-liners for the help that they have extended to the country during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Bata Philippines General Manager Arlyn Guanlao.

UP PGH Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi expressed his gratitude to SM Foundation and Bata, “I’d like to thank SM Foundation for being ever supportive of our COVID-19 fight here in PGH. You have covered the whole spectrum of our needs from ventilators and now sneakers. Thank you to Bata shoes for having shared their different kinds of sneakers which I’m sure would go a long way into making our front- liners feel appreciated and comfortable when they work.”

Since the onset of the outbreak, Bata through its “Bata Heroes” initiative has been working with its long-standing foundations, charitable partners, government agencies, and other organization to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the years, SMFI and Bata have been collaborating on social good projects. In 2018, they teamed up to construct a new school building for Telabastagan Integrated School in San Fernando, Pampanga. More recently, in March

2020 for the distribution of 400 pairs of shoes for the students of Looc Elementary School in Nasugbu, Batangas.



  1. Anarose Lucero
    August 14, 2020 at 10:41 am

    grabe mag care ang shoe brand bata na ito..ang mga dinonate nila sa pgh ay malaking bagay para mapataas ang spirit ng ating mga frontliners sa nasabing ospital,at sa lahat ng mababahagian ng inyung 1million pair donation project..thank u so much po SMFI and Bata sa lahat ng initiative ninyu God bless u all.

  2. Michelle Anne Tumulak
    August 14, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Wow naman! super thankyou po at pinahalagahan nyo ang mga frontliners at magbigay ng sapatos para sa kanila.. for sure napapawi talaga ang kanilang pagod pagnakita nila yung mga shoes.. Keep it up para marami pa kayong natutulungan di lang frontliners pati na rin sa lahat ng mga nangangailangan.. Godbless ???

  3. Julie Suba
    August 14, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Nakaka happy naman ito? dahil sa donations na ito madami ang matutulungan. ? God bless po.

  4. Jeng Manalo
    August 14, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Nakakatuwa naman at goodvibes dahil sa panahong ganito daming nagdodonate, dahil saludo talaga tayo sa mga frontliners maraming matutulungan to.Maraming ngiting makikita na naman sa mga labi ng mga mabibigyan.Thank You bata and Sm foundations sa patuloy na pagtulong.Good Job po

  5. Lyka (mitra) Baqueros
    August 14, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Napakalaking tulong po nito sa mga frontliners lalo pa at wala na rin silang time para bumili ng mga kailangan nila like shoes.. ? salamat po sa generosity BATA at SM.. ❤❤❤

  6. Erica Sosing
    August 14, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Wow nakakatuwa naman po eto at madami na po pala naitulong ang Bata in this trying times of our life. This is just a good project and collaboration with SM foundation because they donated 1,800 pairs of shoes for the front -liners of the Philippine General Hospital. Malaking tulong po eto sa mga Frontliners po natin dahil po sa sakrispisyo Nila sa ating Bayan. And they also donated 400 pairs of shoes for the students of Looc Elementary School in Nasugbu, Batangas. Sobrang laking blessings po eto sa mga students Lalo na po sa mga can’t afford to buy good quality shoes. ? Thank you and God bless po Bata shoe brand and SM foundation for unending help and donation. ?❤️

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