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SM Distributes Kalinga Packs To Displaced Drivers In Rizal, Marikina And Pasig

The public transport sector is one of the hardest hit by the economic crisis due to the pandemic. This sector’s operation shave been put into a halt for several months since March 2020. As the government eased restrictions gradually even for public transport, some are still left behind. 

SM Foundation, Inc. with SM Supermalls and SM Markets team up to extend assistance thru Kalinga Packs to displaced drivers in the country. These Kalinga Packs include 5 kilos of rice and groceries to aid the daily needs of drivers and their family. SM Supermalls in Rizal, Marikina and Pasig reach out to selected local public transport associations servicing the communities surrounding each mall through the Operation Tulong Express.

For SM City Taytay, Golden City TODA, SBM TODA, SMTT Blue Cab drivers receives250Kalinga packs handed over by SM Regional Operations Manager, Central 3, Mr. Cid Victoria and SM City Taytay Asst. Mall Manager Paolo Gunao. 144 drivers of SM East Ortigas TODA, CubaroJeepney Association and St. Joseph TODA in Caintareceive Kalinga Packs from SM City East Ortigas headed by Mall Manager Tyrone Tan. SM Center Angono with its Assistant Mall Manager Aimee Ramirez and Building Admin Manager VenniceAtun turns over 425 Kalinga Packs to drivers and operators of Biyaheng Turismo Transport Cooperative, ACACJODAI, ANG UNOTODA, COTODA and BITODA.

On the other side of the East, SM City Marikina with Mall Manager Francis Cruz turns over 280 Kalinga Packs to members of Kalumpang TODA tricycle riders and jeepney drivers of Antipolo – Crossing Transport Service. SM City San Mateo with Assistant Mall Manager Sean Arroyo distributes487 packs to jeepney drivers of MSMMJODAI, tricycle drivers of ATODA and UV Operators and drivers of SILATAI.  250 Kalinga Packs are received by tricycle drivers MMTSOCTODA from SM Cherry Antipolo headed by Mall Manager Joey Tanyag. SM City Masinag with Mall OIC Raymond Bonifacio and Assistant Mall Manager Matthew De Guzman also reached out to 470 affected drivers and operators of Pilillia Lakeshore Transport, PACCOCUDAI and MMTSOCTODA. 

Aside from transport groups, SM Operations Tulong Express distributes 2000 Kalinga Packs to more communities in the East. Among them are Sitios Tibagan and Unirock in Antipolo City, Sitios Tinapahan and MinahangBato in Angono, Sitio Broadway in San Mateo, SitioBilucao in Brgy. Dolores, Taytay, Sitios Tambuli, Tambangan, Kalantiao, Justiain BrgyKalumpang, Marikina City and Morales Compound in Bgy. Sta. Lucia, Pasig City SM Operation Tulong Express is an immediate response activated to extend assistance to communities in form of basic needs during calamities.

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  1. Lyka (mitra) Baqueros
    August 25, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Napaka generous talaga ni SM pagdating sa tulong.. napakalaking tulong nito lalo pa at napakaraming mga jeepney, tricycle at mga suv drivers ang nawalan ng hanap buhay at namamalimos na lang.. sana nga matapos na ito at lahat tayo makaraos na..

  2. Antoniette Sanchez David
    August 25, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Galing talaga ni SM lalo na sa mga taong nangangailangan ng tulong andyan sya para tumulong sa mga kagaya natin laking tulong ito sa mga driver na nabigyan nila ng tulong… Godbless and more blessing SM Foundation, Sm Supermarket and SM Market

  3. Erica sosing
    August 25, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Sobrang big help po eto mommy especially to all our drivers. Na sobra pong Naapektuhan ng pandemic dahil sa tigil pasada po nila. Wla silang Ibang source of income Kaya po Yun Iba kanya kanyang diskarte po. At yun iba halos mamalimos na po sa Lansangan. May maipakain Lang sknilang pamilya. 😔 And I salute SM foundation for this good project na magbigay tulong sa ating mga drivers. Sobrang blessings po eto sa mga drivers po natin. Thank you and God bless po sa SM foundation for this food packs. And of course God bless din po sa lahat ng mga ahensya, government or private sectors na walang sawang pagbibigay tulong sa ating mga drivers.🙏😊💓

  4. Dhel Manog
    August 25, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Salute to SM.Malaking tulong itong Kalinga Packs sa mga drivers at sa pamilya nila ,lalo na at sila talaga ang sobrang naapektuhan at nawalan ng hanap buhay.

  5. Ellaine Parame
    August 25, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Goodjob SM FOUNDATION ,sanay di kau magsawa tumulong sa mga nangangailangn sa panahon ngauun..More power 😍

  6. Bessie Ramos
    August 25, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Nice godbless SM masinag sa pagtulong sa mga drivers malaking tulong sknla ngaun pandemic godbless po

  7. Michelle Anne Tumulak
    August 25, 2020 at 11:02 am

    galing naman ng Sm foundation sa pagtulong sa mga kababayan natin.. Godbless po at Maraming Salamat🙏🙏🙏

  8. Karen
    August 25, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Salute to SM Foundation ..malaking tulong ito sa ating mga kababayan n lubos n nhihirapan sa panahon ngayon…

  9. Gina Infante
    August 25, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Salute to SM Foundation sa walang sawang pagtulong at pagdodonate sa mga nangangailangan. More power and God bless.

  10. Mommy jeks
    August 27, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Kudos to our frontliners, deserve niyo din palitan lahat ng mga ginagawa niyo para sa bayan. Salute din sa SM Foundation, sana marami pa kayong matulungan na mga frontliners. God bless sa inyo mga sir/mam. SALUTE! 👍👏

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