Video of SM MOA ceiling collapse making rounds online

Slightly hurt boy now OK, says mall management


08:01 PM September 16th, 2013

By: Jaymee T. Gamil, September 16th, 2013

Photo courtesy of SM Mall of Asia Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines — An alarming video showing a boy apparently knocked unconscious by falling debris inside a mall is starting to make the rounds online.

On the 40-second YouTube video at, posted on Sunday, a boy is shown on the ground, scattered debris and female attendants around him. The camera briefly tilts up to reveal a gaping hole in the ceiling.

The video description placed the accident at the south wing of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, on September 15.

A day after it was posted, the video has attracted more than a thousand views.

On its official Twitter account @smsupermalls, SM confirmed the incident:

“Due to the rains & strong winds yesterday, a portion of the Mall of Asia’s South Arcade ceiling was damaged. The damage was minimal but an 11-year-old boy was slightly injured,” a tweet posted late Monday afternoon read.

“Full assistance was given to him by the SM team. The boy is doing fine now,” it added.

Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Llorca, Pasay chief of police, said they have not received a complaint about the accident.

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  • kokak

    Karma yan. SM/Henry Sy is one of the worst violator of labor rights and working condition. Ang mga saleslady puro contractual 6 month lang sibak na lagi. Contractual samantalang core job yung ginagawa. At bawal pang umupo.

  • JohnnydelaCruz

    I think this is same area where the Styrofoam walls were ripped off during the Milenyo Typhoon. There was probably a crack somewhere on the cement plaster which soaked the Styrofoam beneath the plaster which caused it to give way.

    This system of construction is used to lessen the weight of the building thereby saving on construction costs of the foundation. Typical SM-Quality.

    Who are the “Good Guys” now?

  • John Fereira

    May mayaman ba na nagnanakaw? Yan mga Mall ng SM sa tagal na ng panahon na halos di sila nagbabayad ng KURYENTE dahil wala po silang KWENTADOR. Kasi sila ang may ari ng NGCP National Grid Corporation Philippines at sila ang may hawak na transmission ng kuryente sa buong bansa so kaya nilang hindi paandarin ang mga KWENTADOR nila.
    Siguro yung nahulog ay isang parti ng kwentador na gustong umikot pero pinipigilan nga kaya ayan nag papapansin para ma imbestigahan ang katotohanan.

  • FredP

    Sa naaksidente, dalhin mo sa korte para makakuha ng claims. Mayaman ang SM kaya dapat pinapahalagahan nila ang pag-iingat sa pasilidad ng kanilang mga establisyimento. Maaring makakuha ang biktima ng hindi liliit sa isang milyon pag dinala ito sa korte.

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