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We are here to make every day better

Every day people face decisions about their future –decisions about education, healthcare, investing, or planning for retirement. These decisions can be complex and confusing.

We are here to give people the confidence to make these decisions. We do this by understanding who they are, simplifying the choices they need to make, and supporting them at every step so indecisions becomes a thing of the past.

We call this mission - Decisions made easier. Lives made better. And we want to make it a reality, every day.


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A few facts about Manulife Financial Corporation

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.), Inc. (also known as Manulife Philippines) is a subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, one of the largest insurance companies in the world. With headquarters in Canada, we are proud to take care of the financial and protection needs of more than 30 million customers worldwide, providing a wide range of insurance, investment, wealth management and financial planning services.

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 Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Our mission

Our mission is to make the complex world of financial and insurance services easier to understand, so it’s easier for our customers to make better decisions about their lives.

We’ve summarised this simply as Decisions made easier. Lives made better. It’s a simple statement, yet a bold mission to achieve. 

Our values

Our values are the guiding principles that will help us achieve our bold mission. They define who we are and how we work together: we are a digital, customer-centric market leader that's leading the change customer demand.

Obsess about customers - We predict our customers’ needs and do everything in our power to satisfy them.

Do the right thing - We act with integrity and do what we say.

Think big - Anything is possible. We can always find a better way.

Get it done together - We're surrounded by an amazing team. We can do it better by working together.

Own it - We feel empowered to make decisions and take action to deliver our mission.

Share your humanity - We build a supportive, diverse, optimistic and thriving workplace.


  • 100 years of Philippine business operations
  • Strategic bancassurance alliance with China Banking Corporation to form Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corporation


  • Integration of Pramerica operations


  • Merged with the life insurance business of John Hancock Life Insurance Corp. in the Philippines


  • Integration of CMG Philippines operations


  • Acquisition of the in-force business formerly belonging to MetLife Philippines


  • Manulife Financial Plans, Inc. approved by SEC for operations


  • Year of demutualization
  • Manulife Philippines launched as a wholly-owned domestic subsidiary
  • Manulife Financial Corp. is listed in the PSE - the first foreign company to do so


  • Manulife's Philippine branch celebrates 75 years of local business operations


  • Philippine branch moves Head Office to the Makati Central Business District


  • Cebu office opens


  • Philippine branch moves into full-time sales agent requirement


  • Manulife's Philippine branch celebrates 50 years of local business operations


  • Manulife's Manila agency opened for post-war business operations in the Philippines


  • Paquita Gonzales secures company records and funds at the outbreak of World War II


  • Paquita Gonzales joins the Manila agency as one of the first female Sales Associates


  • Manila agency ranked #2 overall in Manulife Worldwide New Business Contest


  • Edwin E. Elser appointed Head of the Manila agency


  • Received license to engage in business in the Philippines


  • Sold the first Manulife policy in the Philippines

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