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Sm Cares Emergency Preparedness Forum For Children And Youth With Disabilities

Persons with Disabilities especially the young ones, are seen to be more disadvantage during disasters due to their limitations on mobility and awareness. Because of this, SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Sm Prime Holdings hold an Emergency Preparedness Forum last July 9, 2018 at Hall 3 of the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City. They focus on Children and Youth with Disabilities, between 10-30 years old. 

The forum aims to provide substantial information about the reality of potential scenario in Metro Manila, as well as making them better prepared for disasters and calamities. Attendees was composed of young children who are blind, deaf, with physical/orthopedic impairments, with Down Syndrome, Autism and those with rare disorders.

The talk was led by Dr. Renato Solidum Jr., Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change. He was followed by Mr. Aldo R. Mayor of MMDA and lastly by Dr. Ted Esguerra, Operational Medicine Instructor International Disaster Response network.

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

As a responsible integrated property developer, SM Prime 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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