Mandaluyong City – Cebuana Lhuillier is indeed a company with a heart as Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) immediately visited and comforted the victims of a blaze that destroyed more than 2,000 houses in Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City last November 25 to 26. The blaze is considered to be the largest in the city’s history.
In coordination with Region 1 Manager Felix Contapay and Area Manager Gencor Embalzado, the CLIS team, headed by General Manager Jonathan Batangan, visited Mandaluyong Gym, Fabella Elementary School Gym, and the Botanical Garden where most victims were temporarily relocated. With the assistance of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, CLIS personnel were able to talk to the victims and offered assistance to process claims for Alagang Cebuana Plus (ACP) obtained though the nearby Cebuana Lhuillier branches and through the 4Ps conditional cash transfer program of DSWD. There were approximately 100 claimants who were enlisted, most of whom were Pera Padala remittance clients. “The time for CLIS and its modest achievements to be just heard is over. We’d like to be seen now right where CLIS is needed most. This way we increase the trust and confidence not only of our clients but the insuring public in general to Cebuana Lhuillier”, said Batangan.
ACP, the premiere microinsurance product of Cebuana Lhuillier that were availed by the fire victims, covers Php25,000 Personal Accident Insurance and Php5,000 Fire Cash Assistance per certificate. CLIS, as the country’s dominant microinsurance player, has now covered more than 5 million Filipinos and settled P140 Million claims.