When Typhoon Pablo struck the country, it left more than 60,000 families without shelter. It was devastating news for everyone. The Philippine Red Cross, being the primary organization dedicated to humanitarian efforts, came to the aid of the affected families. Its local chapters opened up 71 evacuation centers which provided hot meals and temporary residence for the survivors. Since then, several local and international organizations have helped raise funds for the relief operations. Now, the Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress is answering the call, naming the Philippine Red Cross the beneficiary of this year’s event.
ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE. Gwendolyn Pang, Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross (second from left), joined the APLIC organizing committee recently to express the organization’s gratitude for having been chosen as the congress beneficiary. To her left is Nenette Aseniero, Chairperson of the 14th APLIC, joined by (from R) Taly Ong, Co-chairperson and Immediate Past President of the Life Underwriters Association of the Philippines (LUAP) as well as Arlyn Tan, Incumbent President of the LUAP.
“Words cannot express how honored we are to be the chosen beneficiary organization,” shared Sec. Gen. Pang. “Rest assured that the donation we will receive will go a long way to effectively help the people affected by Typhoon Pablo. The PRC will not only take action, but we ensure that we act on our humanitarian mission with speed and maximum efficiency. I hope that we raise awareness and motivate the delegates to transform their beliefs into action, and that this will be the start of a long term partnership in the name of humanity.”
Nenette Aseniero adds, “The APLIC theme for this year is I will, I can, I do. These words evoke action and naming the PRC as our beneficiary is our way of putting our money where our mouths are. As the country’s largest insurance industry association, we understand and share the commitment they have to enriching the lives of Filipinos across the nation. This is the core of the PRC and we are more than happy to humbly contribute to their continuing humanitarian efforts.”
The donation was awarded to Red Cross during the closing ceremonies of the APLIC Congress last February 22, 2013