Mall cited for being PWD-friendly
SM City Cebu was named a Persons with Disability (PWD) Friendly mall by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PFRD) and was given a commendation during the Apolinario Mabini Awards.
SM malls have been recognized by the PFRD and the government to be a PWD-friendly establishment.
SM City Cebu was cited for its disabled-friendly facilities such as ramps, rest room cubicles and disabled parking slots.
Launched by the PFRD in 1974, the annual awards were named after national hero Apolinario Mabini. Known as the Sublime Paryltic, he did not make his disability a hindrance to the creative genius he contributed to the Philippine revolution.
The Apolinario Mabini Awards were established with the aim of recognizing individuals, groups and agencies that have made outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, and promoting the wider recognition of persons as self respecting and self reliant citizens.
Other award categories include Disabled Filipino of the Year, Disabled Group of the Year, Employer of the Year, Local Government Unit of the Year, Rehabilitation Volunteer of the Year, and the Mabini Presidential Award.