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Manulife Philippines is an insurance company dedicated to helping you find solutions to help you achieve your dreams and goals. We are a subsidiary of Manulife Financial based in Canada, one of the largest insurance companies in the world. As a leading insurance provider in the country, we’re proud to offer flexible and innovative solutions for your financial needs.

 

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Manulife Financial Corporation

With headquarters in Canada, we’re proud to take care of the financial and protection needs of more than 28 million customers worldwide, providing a wide range of insurance, investment, wealth management and financial planning services. 

At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners serving our customers. As of March 31, 2019, we had over CAD $1.1 trillion (US$849 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made CAD $29.4 billion in payments to our customers. 

We started serving customers in Canada and the United States of America before moving to Asia in 1897, where we are now present in 10 countries. 

For more information on our history, please visit  www.manulife.com.

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.

2007

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

2006

  • Integration of Pramerica operations

2004

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

2003

  • Integration of CMG Philippines operations

2002

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

2000

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

1999 

  • 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

1982

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

1973

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

1967

  • Cebu office opens

1966

  • Philippine branch moves into full-time sales agent requirement

1957

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

1945

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

1942

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

1935

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

1934

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

1923

  • Edwin E. Elser appointed Head of the Manila agency

1907

  • Received license to engage in business in the Philippines

1901

  • Sold the first Manulife policy in the Philippines

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