Sun Life PH recognizes outstanding financial literacy journalists for 2019

Winners and judges of Sinag Awards 2019 with Sun Life Philippines Chief Marketing officer Mylene Lopa (left), Country Head and CEO Benedict Sison (eighth from left) and Integrated Public Relations and Corporate Communications Head Mariquit Lintag (rightmost).

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. has rolled out two annual programs as 2019 ends—in its unwavering effort to pay tribute to individuals who participate in the advocacy towards spreading financial literacy among Filipinos.

In a formal gathering on December 11, 2019 at the Seda Hotel in Taguig City, the giant and longest-standing life insurer in the country distributed accident insurance policies to financial journalists—a practice it has been doing for the past several years already through a program dubbed as ‘Sagip Reporter.’

“You may sometimes struggle but we see the impact of your work as it becomes a routine you go through every day,” said Sun Life Philippines Country Head and CEO Benedict Sison when he addressed financial journalists during the event. “We hope you will continue to push for the truth, share the knowledge that will benefit Filipinos, and contribute to helping our country rise to its full potential. Thank you for your passion and commitment and for inspiring the younger generation to be advocates of financial literacy.”

This year, Sun Life Philippines distributed four Life Armor accident and illness insurance policies to each of its selected financial journalists through the ‘Sagip Reporter’ program. Life Armor is an insurance product exclusively offered to registered Lazada members. Each policy comes with a one-year coverage worth P25,000—bringing the total insurance policy coverage provided to each recipient to a total of P100,000.

Winners and judges of Sinag Awards 2019 with Sun Life Country Head and CEO Benedict Sison (rightmost).

During the same event, Sun Life Philippines recognized the year’s winners of its annual Sinag Awards (a program that pays tribute to journalists who promote financial literacy)—Hanna Lacsamana of Baguio Midland Courier (Luzon), Andre Mikhail Obierez of Palawan Daily News (Visayas), and Ace June Rell Perez of Sunstar Davao (Mindanao). The Sinag Awards Student Edition winners were Kervin Huang of Far Eastern University Manila, Gabrielle George Cendana of St. John’s Cathedral School in Dagupan City, and Jey Mart Cuyag of the University of Science and Technology in Cagayan de Oro City.

One of Sinag Awards Student Edition winners Jey Mart Cuyag (center) from Cagayan de Oro receives his prize from Sun Life PH Integrated Public Relations and Corporate Communications Head Mariquit Lintag (left) and Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa (right).

Sun Life Philippines will culminate in 2020 its five-year growth plan dubbed as RI5E PH—which aims to serve five million clients from 1.5 million clients it had in June 2016 when it launched the program. The company will also mark its 125th year of local operations in 2020.

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