Latest Stories

Video of SM MOA ceiling collapse making rounds online

Slightly hurt boy now OK, says mall management


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  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MnWsrqtEg0, 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.

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

LPA enters PH, to bring rains and thunderstorms 10 mins elapsed Sing-along saint: Showbiz world gets papal inspiration 12 mins elapsed Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370 18 mins elapsed S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe 22 mins elapsed 31 dead in Holy Week incidents—NDRRMC 31 mins elapsed Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade 58 mins elapsed Santiago asks Senate committee to subpoena Reyes 1 hour elapsed S. Korea president says ferry captain’s action ‘tantamount to murder’ 1 hour elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Accidents , Internet , Malls , Metro , SM Mall of Asia

  • 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.

Copyright © 2014,
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement Advertisement


  • LPA enters PH, to bring rains and thunderstorms
  • Sing-along saint: Showbiz world gets papal inspiration
  • Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370
  • S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe
  • 31 dead in Holy Week incidents—NDRRMC
  • Sports

  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Business

  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Advertisement