L-R seated: Engr. Bien C. Mateo, Steven T. Tan, CSUPT Jesus P. Fernandez, CSUPT Manuel M. Manuel
Standing: Al J. Alabe, Atty. Pearl J. Turley, Engr. Liza B. Silerio, SSUPT Manuel G. Golino, CSUPT Nahum B. Tarroza, CSUPT Rodolfo P. Denaga
THE BUREAU of Fire Protection (BFP) and SM Prime Holdings, Inc. renewed their Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on April 13, 2023 as partners in fire safety awareness. Steven T. Tan, president of SM Supermalls and CSUPT Jesus P. Fernandez, BFP’s acting deputy chief for administration signed the MOA.
Present in the MOA signing in the BFP National Headquarters in Quezon City were SM executives, District and City Fire Marshals of Metro Manila and several uniformed and non-uniform personnel of the BFP.
SSUPT Manuel G. Golino, director for Fire Safety Enforcement of BFP delivered the welcome remarks while CSUPT Jesus Fernandez and Mr. Steven Tan delivered messages on behalf of the BFP and SM, respectively. A video compilation of all major programs undertaken by the BFP and SM was shown during the program.
The Public – Private Partnership (PPP) of SM and BFP was formalized in 2019 and since then has resulted to various programs staged in different SM Supermalls nationwide. In 2022 alone, a total of more than 26,000 SM employees, agency personnel and tenants participated in the trainings conducted by the BFP on Tenant Fire Safety, Fire Brigade trainings, and other Knowledge series. In March 2023 and in celebration of the fire month, SM hosted the BFP Fire Olympics in SM Seaside Cebu and both organizations conducted a nationwide simultaneous fire drill in all SM malls.