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Manulife Philippines Historical Timeline


 1901 Sold first Manulife policy in the Philippines
 1907 Received license to engage in business in the Philippines
 Elser Edwin E. Elser appointed Head of the Manila Agency
 1934 Manila Agency ranked #2 overall in Manulife Worldwide New Business Contest
  Paquita Gonzalez joins the Manila Agency as one of the first female Sales Associates
 1942 Paquita Gonzalez secures company records and funds at the outbreak of World War II
 1945 Manulife’s Manila Agency opened for post war business operations in the Philippines
 1957 Manulife's Philippine Branch celebrates 50 years of local business operations
 1966 Philippine Branch moves into full-time sales agent requirement
 1967 Cebu office opens
 1973 Philippine Branch moves Head Office to the Makati Central Business District
 1982 Manulife's Philippine Branch celebrates 75 years of local business operations
 1999 Year of demutualization
 1999 Manulife Philippines launched as a wholly-owned domestic subsidiary
 New IPO Manulife Financial Corp. is listed in the PSE - the first foreign company to do so
 2000 Manulife Financial Plans, Inc. approved by SEC for operations
 2002 Acquisition of the in-force business formerly belonging to MetLife Philippines
 2003 Integration of CMG Philippines operations
 2004 Merged with the life insurance business of John Hancock Life Insurance Corp. in the Philippines
 2006 Integration of Pramerica operations

 CRT Logo  100 years of Philippine business operations

 Manulife China Bank Logo Strategic bancassurance alliance with China Banking Corporation to form Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corporation


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