2016 Ready: Disaster Resilience Forum – The Role of Microinsurance in Building Disaster-Resilient Communities

                Session 1A: Building Disaster Resilient Communities   Session 1B: Disaster Risk Reduction Programs   Session 2A: Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation     Session 2B: READY TO COLLABORATE: How can Businesses be Partners in Disaster Resilience   Session 2C: Relevance of Disaster Risk Financing to ASEAN   Session…

Cebuana Lhuillier To Hold Disaster Resilience Forum

The Philippines is hit by calamities year in and year out. As a result, thousands of Filipinos suffer from the effects of such disasters, claiming the lives of individuals, rendering families homeless, and leaving a trail of devastation that takes years to restore. In the hopes of alleviating the negative impact of these occurrences, a disaster resilience forum will be held this January 27 in Makati City. The event, called ‘2016 Ready: Disaster Resilience Forum - The Role of Microinsurance in Building Disaster-Resilient Communities’, is being organized to help prepare Filipinos for imminent dangers and to spread information in order to  minimize, if not completely avoid, damages in the event of calamities. Highlighting the importance  of microinsurance in a vulnerable country such as the Philippines, the forum aims to help educate  and empower the public by presenting ways people can protect themselves and how they can take  part in getting their community equipped with the necessary tools, practices, and  knowledge to  become more disaster-resilient. Leading the movement is Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions, which has been actively offering  aid to distressed individuals and communities through relevant insurance products and services  as well as community outreach programs. At any given time, there are more than 6 million Filipinos  covered by the ISO-certified company through its rich portfolio of products.  Its premiere  microinsurance offering, the Alagang Cebuana Plus (ACP), made available in partnership with  Pioneer Insurance, has given otherwise uninsured individuals, especially the poor,  financial  security in times of need. ACP has settled more than P140 Million claims to date. “It has been our commitment to answer to the call of the public in times of need, and this is one of  the best ways that Cebuana Lhuillier can come to the aid of Filipinos. Our countrymen are  constantly faced with challenges brought about by different calamities and, although we already  have that indomitable spirit that allows us to cope with such difficulties, we still need to equip  ourselves with practical knowledge and tools to lessen the impact of these events. That’s why we at  Cebuana Lhuillier are organizing this forum. We felt the need to work with different stakeholders  and increase awareness so we can all be prepared,” said Cebuana Lhuillier’s President and CEO,  Jean Henri Lhuillier, Organized in the observance of January as Microinsurance Month,  the disaster resilience forum is  supported by The Insurance Commission, the government agency fully promoting microinsurance  under the Department of Finance, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit  or GIZ, which specializes in international development advocating pro-poor protection,  The event  is also made possible through partnerships with media outlets Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business  Mirror, and Insurance Philippines. Touching on the Marikina Valley Fault and the country’s susceptibility to disasters, CLIS General  Manager, Jonathan Batangan, stressed the need for such event, saying, “This forum is very timely  as there have been talks about ‘the Big One’ and the occurrence of more severe and more frequent  natural disasters such as Typhoon Yolanda. We should have already learned our lessons and are  prepared for any eventuality, but the reality of it is, many communities are not yet equipped with  adequate knowledge especially on how to face these uncertainties. We hope that this forum will  provide a venue to exchange ideas to foster disaster resiliency and encourage individuals,  organizations and communities to be more pro-active in ensuring their security and protection in  these vulnerable times. With enough preparation, we can face the challenges ahead with more  hope and certainty.”

Just Jewels celebrates 10th Anniversary with Mega sale

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CLIS pays out DSWD 4P’s fire claimants in Pasay

Twelve victims of community fire and holders of Alagang Cebuana Plus (ACP) insurance coverage were awarded Php5,000 each in a Kumustahan event recently organized by Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) and new ACP insurance underwriter Pioneer Insurance at Barangay 65 in Pasay City.      

CLFI supports nationwide school electrification

Pasig City – Last July 31, Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI) attended the formal launch of LightEd PH, the Department of Education’s (DepEd) campaign to provide schools with electrification, at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan within the DepEd complex. “LightEd PH aims to provide schools with electricity through conventional means for on-grid schools and alternative energy…