Philippine malls ready for holiday rush, operators say

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By Inquirer

Mall operators in the Philippines said their commercial establishments were ready for the anticipated increase in people going to shop, dine and enjoy some leisure time during the holiday season.

In a recent interview with DZMM radio station, executives of the country’s three largest shopping mall chains – SM supermalls, Robinsons malls, and Ayala malls – said that preparations and adjustments have been put in place to ensure the safety and convenience of mall goers.

“We have converted a lot of outdoor spaces during the pandemic. We also ensured that we have many marshals, security (personnel) at the mall. When we do our events and activities, those are always well- planned,” said Robinsons mall’s regional operations manager Myron Yao.

The Robinson’s mall executive said there would be no overcrowding in their malls, regardless of the type of activity they hold inside the premises of their shopping complexes.

“First of all, we are going to address the mall operation hours” said Pivi Diaz, cluster head at Ayala Land Inc., which operates the Ayala-owned malls including the U.P. Town center and Fairview Terraces in Quezon City.

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