Conveniently located at the junction of South Luzon Expresway (SLEX), Skyway and Dona Soledad in Paranaque, SM is the best meeting place in the area. Buses, jeeps, tricycles and other public transport, either pass by or have a terminal at the back of the mall. There is also ample parking in both buildings plus a free outdoor parking area, and a bridge/walkway for shoppers who want to cross from one building to the other.
There are a lot of stores here from food to entertainment to services to clothing and homewear. There's even a bank (BDO), bills payment centers and ATMs scattered throughout the mall for convenience.
The biggest stores here are of course the SM department store and SM Supermarket.
If you want to hang out, there are several cafes such as J Co, Serenitea, Bo's Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, French Baker and Starbucks. SM also has 4 cinemas, a food court, an appliance store, a hardware store, a bingo hall and an entertainment center for shows, events and sales.
Speaking of sales, there is one almost every weekend. So check out what's on sale for that weekend while you're there.