Insular Life is at the forefront of the industry as a leading provider of financial products to the Filipinos.
Moreover, our operation is also marked by the impact it has created on the lives of our countrymen through the various initiatives we have instituted in our corporate social responsibility programs.
We believe that doing well in business – as we have been – and creating a deeper effect in the communities that we serve go hand-in-hand and a complimentary activity of a truly successful organization.
Even as we continue to find ways to serve our people through our products and services, we have also strengthened our services through the Insular Foundation and our army of employee volunteers.
CSR Highlights – Insular Foundation
In 2017, we are proud to report that the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) has granted Insular Foundation with the “donee” status.
To be recognized as a donee by the PCNC is an affirmation of our organization’s good governance in managing and administering our various activities, particularly the Foundation’s flagship programs such as scholarship grants to poor but highly deserving students.
Gold Eagle College Scholarship Grant
This year, we resumed giving out Gold Eagle medals to 500 valedictorians of partner high schools. Recipients of the medals are eligible to vie for a slot to the Gold Eagle College Scholarship Grant.
Every year, the Foundation allots 10 new scholarship grants for students enrolled in the College of Education and two grants for students enrolled in the College of Mathematics at the University of the Philippines – Diliman (UPD) Campus.
Aside from UPD scholars, another three scholars from the five other State Universities in the provinces are given college scholarship grants for their students taking up education courses.
This scholarship grant covers tuition, miscellaneous fee, book allowance, board and lodging and stipend. Through this scholarship, the Foundation aims to encourage academically gifted individuals to pursue a teaching profession so that they can help improve the quality of education for the next generation of Filipinos.
To date, the Foundation supports 66 scholars enrolled in various partner state colleges and universities namely: University of the Philippines-Diliman, Aurora State College of Technology, Benguet State University, Bohol Island State University, Central Mindanao University and Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology.
College Scholarship for Employee Dependents
College Scholarship Grants are also extended to qualified children of our employees. We are proud to report that our employee-dependent scholars are all in good standing and are expected to hurdle their college education with flying colors.
An employee-dependent scholar may choose whatever course he or she desires and each receive a tuition subsidy of ₱50,000 per term and book allowances of up to ₱12,000 per year.
In 2017, we have added six new well-deserving employee-dependent scholars, for a total of 16 Company scholars still in their various stage of schooling. So far, Insular Life has helped 55 dependent scholars who are now gainfully employed both here and abroad.
Claire Marie Olaivar (Magna Cum
Laude) with Ms. Nina D. Aguas.
Gold Eagle Leadership Forum
Our scholars also get a continuing support from the Foundation in the form a biennial leadership forum.
Called the Gold Eagle Leadership Summit, the forum attracted thirty-one Gold Eagle current and alumni scholars October. During these events, we invite renowned speakers and past scholars to share their life-story and path to success.
During the second Gold Eagle Leadership Forum held at the re-opened and refurbished Insular Makati building, the invited speakers were Mr. Jayson Lo, a motivational speaker and book author, Department of Education Undersecretary Lorna Dino, Math and Education alumni scholars – Mr. Paul Dolores and Ms. Joyce Narsico.
High-flying Gold Eagle 2017 graduates Arnel Joseph I. Pasia (Magna Cum Laude) and Moira Vargas (Cum Laude) are flanked by Foundation officers Mr. Jess Hofileña and Ms. Mona Lisa B. dela Cruz.
Disaster-proof School Buildings
It’s not just the pupils who get a much needed help from InLife.
Through the Foundation’s “Adopt-A- School Program”, two one-storey disaster resilient school buildings
with three classrooms each were constructed and donated for the students of San Jose Central School and San Jose Technical
High School in San Jose, Northern Samar.
Employee volunteers lend a hand to plant trees in Rizal province, during the World Bamboo Day.
These school buildings were the first disaster-resilient classrooms to be built in one of the poorest municipalities in the
province of Northern Samar.
Adopt-A-School is InLife’s response to the government’s call for help from the private sector to assist solve
the backlog in the construction of public school buildings particularly in poverty-stricken provinces.
The Foundation’s work does not stop at students and pupils, or the physical construction of school buildings. Our work
includes the strengthening of the foundation of our teachers’ pedagogical abilities, by conducting workshops specific
to their needs.
This year, thirty-six public school teachers in San Jose Elementary School and San Fernando Central Elementary School in
Tacloban City benefitted from the storytelling workshop sponsored by the Foundation.
At the end of the workshop, the teachers received 1,800 pieces of Insular storybooks for them to use in their classes. The
workshop is a follow-up activity of the Foundation two years after the donation of the classroom building in San Jose Elementary
The Foundation also reached out to Epifanio Delos Santos Elementary School for the donation of 200 pieces of Insular storybooks
as a response to their school’s appeal for help in sourcing out good books for their library. The storybooks benefitted
1,500 Grade 1 to Grade 3 children from depressed areas in Manila.
Modern Instructional Materials
Following the successful launch of the Estudyantipid Episode 1 in 2016, the Foundation signed another agreement with the
Knowledge Channel Foundation.
This agreement was for the production of the two episodes of financial literacy video episodes which will be used by public
school teachers nationwide in teaching Grade 9, Araling Panlipunan subject, was bankrolled by a ₱1 million grant from the
The two episodes will talk about savings, consumption and how to be a wise saver.
Through these efforts, we hope to realize a strong Philippines by producing graduates who are knowledgeable, by engaging
teachers who are inspired and competent, and by ensuring that the student’s learning environment is safe and secure.
Response to the Marawi Crisis
Aside from the tangible accomplishments in our advocacy on education, special efforts were likewise extended by the Company
to bring relief to the Marawi City crisis. In fact, InLife and its employee volunteers were among the very first in the
private sector to mobilize and to come to aid those affected by the crisis in Marawi.
Turnover of two disaster-resilient school buildings in Northern Samar.
Adopt-A-Marawi Soldier Fund Drive
Insular Foundation donated 817 sets of hygiene kits to the Civil Military Operations Group (CMOG) of the Philippine Army
for the use of the soldiers fighting the war in Marawi City. A total of ₱407,000.00 worth of out-of-pocket cash donations was generated from 128 Insular officers and employees through the Adopt-A-Soldier Fund Drive, launched by the Foundation.
Donation to the Save the Children
The Foundation extended educational help to the school children of Marawi in the amount of ₱220,000 through the Save the
Children Foundation. The donation was used to buy 100 school kits, build Learning Space, plus teaching materials for the
Visit to the Marawi Soldiers
Forty-five Insular volunteers and Gawad Kalinga kids of GK Marcelo Village in Manggahan, Paranaque City visited Manila Naval
Hospital in September at the Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City to give cheers and uplift the morale of the wounded soldiers confined
at the hospital.
Pupils of Itaas Elementary School in Muntinlupa City, receive books, and other educational materals.
While the Company is at the forefront of social responsibility, its employees, too, are in tune with the needs of others.
This is because our own employees themselves are empowered by InLife to share their blessings with those in need –
especially elementary pupils through the company’s “Adopt-A-Scholar Program” and other volunteer projects
– either in the realm of education or other worthy causes such as environment preservation and healthcare.
Moreover, “Adopt-A-Scholar” is a direct materials assistance provided by employees to Grades 1-6 pupils of InLife’s
Under this program, employees of Inlife provide much needed school supplies to government school pupils to ensure that they
have the necessary materials for their studies. The lack of school materials is one of the many cited causes of dropouts
among very poor pupils.
Ms. Mona Lisa B. dela Cruz leads the donation of hygiene materials to help our soldiers in Marawi
In 2017, 76 scholars finished Grade 6 at Muntinlupa Itaas Elementary School-Main. The Foundation feted them to a graduation
salu-salo together with their Adopt Insular employee sponsors. The subsequent batch of the Adopt-A-Scholar Program for
the School Year 2017-2018 was also launched wherein 140 Grade 1 pupils were adopted by 72 employees as their scholars.
Values formation classes at GK
A big part of InLife’s program is the cultivation of a strong, self-less employee, by supporting employee volunteers
who render acts of service.
Thus, every third Saturday of the month, InLife employee volunteers extend their time and talents to the Gawad Kalinga kids
at the Marcelo Village in Paranaque City to teach them value formation activities.
There are 65 GK youngsters, ages 6-12, who belong to the group called “Sagip Kids” that benefit from the values
education sessions planned and conducted by 37 Insular active volunteers.
Aside from the monthly meetings in the GK Activity Center, our employee volunteers also joined other such activities as the
World Bamboo Day, Red Cross Million Volunteer Run and Christmas Party at the Pediatrics Cancer Ward of the Philippine General