The philanthropic arm of giant insurance company Sun Life Philippines (Sun Life) has announced an added initiative to help protect and support some local health workers, who are in the frontlines in the battle against Covid-19. Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation, Inc. (Sun Life Foundation) is donating digital life insurance to our front liners.
This donation is comprised of 3,000 Life Armor products worth up to P75 million in total, which will be handed to health workers in various local hospitals. The insurance policies will be allocated to doctors, nurses, and other medical support staff who are involved in the prevention and treatment of the new coronavirus disease. The recipients are presumed to be registered members of Lazada Philippines.
“Filipinos in the medical field are working doubly hard and putting their lives on the line to protect the rest of us from Covid-19,” said Sun Life Philippines CEO and Country Head Benedict Sison, also the chair of the Sun Life Foundation. “It is only fitting that we also protect them and look after the welfare of those who are most important to them—their families. We earnestly hope that Sun Life’s simple gesture inspires our health workers to keep fighting because days will soon be upon us.”
The donation is now among Sun Life Foundation’s initiatives to back the Filipinos during the Covid-19 pandemic. The foundation has previously handed donations to different organizations that are responding to the most important needs of our fellowmen. Just recently, it also donated 3,000 PPEs to medical front liners as well as some necessary equipment to select hospitals including the Philippine General Hospital and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.
Sun Life Foundation is also a part of the Project Ugnayan consortium, which aims to benefit up to 1.5 million Filipino families.