Manulife PH pays tribute to financial advisors through Champions Dinner

(Press Release)

Manulife Philippines, the local subsidiary of international financial services provider Manulife, recently paid tribute to its financial advisors during the company’s ‘Champions Dinner‘ at Conrad Manila, Pasay City. The event, themed ‘Glorious,’ aimed to honor its modern-day heroes, whose resilience, passion, and commitment have helped financially secure the future of many Filipinos so they can live every day better. This was the first hybrid gathering of Manulife’s agency force since the pandemic.

“The last two years may have been filled with uncertainties, but I am so proud of our financial advisors and agency leaders who have weathered tough times, achieved a lot together, and have gotten bolder and stronger with renewed hope, optimism, and confidence to reach new heights,” said Richard Bates, Manulife Philippines’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “Now more than ever, many Filipinos acknowledge and understand the importance of financial protection. We look forward to giving more families the security and financial peace of mind they need and deserve.”

Among over 300 awardees at Manulife’s Champions Dinner were Kim Zandueta, the youngest-ever ‘Financial Advisor of the Year’ in Manulife Philippines history; and Taly Ong, who was honored as ‘Unit Head of the Year’ for the third time.

Manulife Philippines’ Chief Distribution Officer Stephen Ong (left) and Manulife PH President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Bates (right) award Natalia Ong (center) as Unit Head of the Year—her third time winning the title.

Manulife also recognized the 210 Million-Dollar Round Table (MDRT) members who have shown consistent excellent performance as financial advisors. MDRT is a global, independent association of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 nations and territories. By the end of 2021, Manulife Philippines has the third-highest MDRT membership among life insurers in the country.

Manulife PH President and CEO Richard Bates (left) and Chief Distribution Officer Stephen Ong (right) award Kimberly Zandueta (center) as Financial Advisor of the Year—the youngest advisor to win the award in Manulife PH history.

“The perseverance and resilience of Manulife’s financial advisors remain their strongest assets as they continue to fulfill their noble purpose of making a huge difference in the lives of Filipinos,” said Stephen Ong, Chief Distribution Officer, Manulife Philippines. “As we continue to grow our agency force, we will keep supporting our financial advisors through various learning and leadership programs, and equip them with innovative and relevant tools to help empower them further.”

Manulife remains committed to supporting Filipinos as they take charge of their health, wellbeing, and finances, and navigate the new ways of living.  As Manulife marks its 115th year in the Philippines, the company, along with its strong agency force, will continue to provide innovative solutions and services to help Filipinos make decisions easier and lives better.