SM Cares further promotes literacy and kindness with Book Nook open library donation from GMA Network

May 14, 2024

SM Cares further promotes literacy and kindness with Book Nook open library donation from GMA Network

SM Cares' Book Nook fosters a love for reading and community engagement through its open library. In alignment with GMA Network's steadfast belief in the transformative power of reading, a recent book turnover ceremony at SM Aura's Book Nook saw the donation of the beautifully illustrated "Si Gren, Ang Kaibigan Kong Alien" by the media giant.


In the photo are Ms. Rossette Roa, Head of Viewer Directed Marketing at GMA Network, along with the cast of “My Guardian Alien”: Christian Antolin, Arnold Reyes, Raphael Landicho, and Gabby Eigenmann. Also present are Mr. Royston Cabunag, Assistant Vice President for Mall Operations and Director for Children and Youth at SM Cares, and Ms. Margarita Catalan, Assistant Vice President for Marketing Operations at SM Supermalls, during the activity.


Gabby Eigenmann plays Dr. Ceph in My Guardian Alien

“Si Gren, Ang Kaibigan Kong Alien" is about the friendship of a young boy and an alien who visits Earth to learn about games kids play. The story promotes kindness, diversity, and accepting others, in a way that's easy for children to understand. This book was made for GMA's TV series "My Guardian Alien.”


Doy, portrayed by Raphael Landicho, holds a profound affection for this book.


Arnold Reyes plays Minggoy in My Guardian Alien


Christian Antolin plays Sputnik in My Guardian Alien


“Generous contributions like this not only foster a love for joyful reading but also ignite the spark of imagination within every child, empowering them to explore boundless creativity. We are immensely grateful for this donation, which will undoubtedly enrich the lives of countless young minds.”  Said Mr. Cabunag.

Launched by SM Supermalls in December 2020 at SM Aura as an open and free library, Book Nook aims to create a community where book lovers of all ages can share their passion for reading with like-minded people. It also serves as a hub where brand partners can donate books, contributing to the library's continuous growth.

Through the Book Nook, SM Supermalls aims to showcase its support for literature while providing an avenue for people of all ages to learn more about the world around them through reading, in line with its efforts to promote learning and its important role in nation building.

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