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Manulife empowers Filipinos to guard their health and protect their loved ones


May 12, 2023


Manila, Philippines ― International financial services provider Manulife has recently launched its new campaign to empower Filipinos to become mighty guardians and defenders of their health, enabling them to protect and secure their loved ones’ future. 

As part of its goal to promote the importance of health and life protection in the country, Manulife Philippines continuously encourages more Filipinos to take charge of their health, so they are equipped with the right mindset, plans and resources to protect themselves from the unexpected. Recently, Manulife rolled out an online health assessment quiz on its website ( so customers can  self-check on their health and well-being, and Manulife can make recommendations on what they need to better guard their health. As part of this campaign, Manulife recently teamed up with Marvel Studios for the theatrical release of the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, dubbed as the "best Marvel movie in years" by top critics and various media publications. A digital film about the collaboration is also available for viewing on Manulife’s YouTube channel and Facebook page

Manulife’s recent Asia Care Study has found that, among the Filipinos surveyed, many are concerned about health longevity, or the length of a time people think they will remain in good health. They consider financial costs of critical illnesses as their top health-related cause of anxiety (49%), followed by loss of income or job (37%) and not knowing who will take care of them (26%) in the event of an illness. Furthermore, Filipinos have the lowest ownership of insurance (59%) among other Asian markets surveyed in the study, well below the regional average of 70%. 

“Filipinos are highly concerned about their health and how long they will remain healthy, but many do not have adequate health and life insurance protection. Without financial safeguards in place, the onset of illness or advanced age can turn medical expenses into a villain, with their loved ones in danger of facing financial struggles,” shares Melissa Henson, Chief Marketing Officer, Manulife Philippines. “By equipping more Filipinos with comprehensive and affordable insurance solutions that can help protect themselves and their families from the financial impact of critical illness, we can help transform them into guardians of both physical and financial health.” 

To help address the health protection gap, Manulife offers its health insurance solutions -- HealthFlex, an award-winning and highly customizable health and life insurance plan that lets customers pay only for the cost and coverage they need, and health protection riders such as critical illness benefit and hospital income benefit.

To learn more about the campaign and Manulife’s range of health protection products, visit


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About Manulife Philippines

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company opened its doors for business in the Philippines in 1907. Since then, Manulife’s Philippine Branch and later The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.), Inc. (Manulife Philippines) has grown to become one of the leading life insurance companies in the country. Manulife Philippines is a wholly-owned domestic subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, among the world’s largest life insurance companies by market capitalization. Learn more about Manulife Philippines and follow them on Facebook (, Twitter (@ManulifePH), and Instagram (@manulifeph).


About Manulife 

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider, helping people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we provide financial advice and insurance, operating as Manulife across Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Through Manulife Investment Management, the global brand for our Global Wealth and Asset Management segment, we serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

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