TARLAKENYO (August 2, 2023) — SM Prime was recently honored at this year’s 30th Apolinario Mabini Awards for empowering and uplifting Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).
With inclusion as the implicit theme for this year’s awards, the ceremonies acknowledged individuals, groups, and organizations who have shown excellence in promoting the inclusion of PWDs.
The organization took home multiple awards, conferred by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, at a special ceremony held at the Heroes Hall in Malacanang Palace.
The awards bestowed include the Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities Award given to SM Cares, SM Supermalls’ corporate social responsibility arm, and the Disability-Friendly Establishment Award given to several SM Malls and SM Offices.
The Apolinario Mabini Awards was launched by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Inc. in 1974 on the occasion of its Silver Anniversary.
The Awards aims to recognize individuals, groups, and agencies that have made outstanding contributions to persons with disabilities and to promote wider recognition of disabled persons as self-respecting, self-reliant, and productive members of society.