By PR |June 11,2018 - 10:48 AM

Patriotism will be rekindled among today’s families and the youth when all SM Supermalls nationwide unite to celebrate Philippine Independence Day on June 12.

SM malls in Cebu will highlight the celebration with the simultaneous flag-raising ceremony at 9AM to be attended by officials from the respective local government units, non-government organizations, schools & universities, mall and tenant employees, and agency personnel.

In SM City Cebu, don’t miss to have your photos taken at the Philippine flag centerpiece called Pilipinas Kong Mahal by ANTHILL Fabric Gallery and a collaboration between artists Cherame F. Lopez and Phillip Anthony Labuga. The sculpture threads 31,500 meters of crochet fibre across 300 vertical hooks painted with exuberant hues of 15 varying colours. Sharing ANTHILL’s mission in keeping culture alive and celebrating Filipino pride, the installation weaves an attractive contemporary and multi-dimensional design in the hopes of engaging the younger generation in deepening their love for country. The centerpiece is located at the Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu.

SM Seaside City Cebu will open the Quilts of Caohagan exhibit, an art display showcasing the island culture and artistry of Caohagan Quilters Community at the Mountain Wing Atrium. There is a string of coral reef islands called the Olango Island Group and Caohagan is a beautiful island which resembles a single pearl on the edge of this necklace

Around 1996 people in Caohagan started making quilt with a guidance of Ms. Junko Sakiyama. Today more than 70 people in Caohagan are making quilt and their income from quilts are important for them. Exhibit opens at 5PM.

Also check-out the traditional Filipino house “bahay kubo” display in SM City Consolacion. The house is built with bamboo sticks and a roof of woven nipa leaves that aims to celebrate the Filipino spirit of cooperation and community in the Philippines.

An Independence Day-themed activity for children with cancer under the Kythe Foundation will happen at 4PM at the Cube Wing Atrium in SM Seaside City Cebu on June 10. The 60 cancer-stricken kids will be treated to a day of fun and get-together, plus a kite-making workshop by Global Art Cebu.

Don’t miss the P-Pop Fest in SM City Consolacion on June 10. See live performances promoting the best of Filipino music and top OPM performers at the Event Centre. And on June 11, be there when Pinoy Fashion happens. Be amazed on the Filipiniana-inspired pieces as models from Dark World Modeling Agency take centerstage at the Event Centre.

Listen to the classical beat of your all-time Filipino favorites with the SM Philharmonic Orchestra on June 12, 10AM and 4PM at the Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu.

And of course, shopping never stops at your favorite SM malls. Visit SM City Cebu, SM Seaside City Cebu, and SM City Consolacion and get huge discounts on select items during the Pinoy SMile Sale on June 12.

For many years, SM Supermalls stands at the forefront in engaging the public to celebrate the country’s independence in recognition of its significant role and contribution to every community where SM mall operates.

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