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SM San Pablo City features green architecture, Mindanao farm harvest in exhibits

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna, June 27 — The SM City San Pablo mall and supermarket here features this week exhibits and showcase at the mall’s atrium dubbed “Building For the Future” which focuses on the current trends on green architecture.

The exhibits were put up by the De La Salle University (DLSU) campuses in Laguna area in cooperation with the United Architect Association of the Philippines-San Pablo City Chapter and the SM Mall corporate communications affairs.

The “Building for the Future” exhibits showcase the pivotal projects of DLSU’s Centennial Renewal Plan which is centered on the SM mall magnate and business mogul Henry Sy Sr. Hall.

The Sy project is a specially designed infrastructure which when fully developed will be housing everything from study areas to offices in order to accommodate the future breed of students.

The concept calls for green architecture that ushers a new era for training young people in a clean and green environment in harmony to serve God and country.

Laguna Senior Board Member Atty. Karen C. Agapay led the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon to open the exhibits.

Also present during the opening rites were SM Area Head John Jason Terrenal, SM Mall Manager Gabriel Timothy D. Exconde, DLSU Alumnus Atty. John Roy Robert G. Real Jr., DLSU Vice Dean for Student Affairs Arnelia “Annie” G. Galang, San Pablo City Water District Public Affairs Officer Al Genove and City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ramon R. de Roma.

The SM City Mall and supermarkets here also featured on sale the ginger produced by Muslim farmers and other farm harvest from Mindanao.

SM Sales Supervisor Romualdo “Dondon” Porlay remarked that the farm products were locally acceptable to consumers and buyers.

Porlay reported that the trading arrangements and delivery of these farm harvests from Mindanao are under the program initiated by vice president Cristie Angeles of SM Foundation, Inc.

The SM Foundation undertakes the agri-marketing project to help the farmers in Mindanao market their excess harvest and in the same vein help sustain the ideal supply level of ginger in the Luzon market. (PNA)


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