Filipino makes history, conquers FWD North Pole Marathon

Luisito "Louie" Sangalang proved that no adversity can break the Filipino spirit, surviving cancer as a young adult, he represented FWD Life Philippines and succeeded in conquering the grueling 42-kilometer FWD North Pole Marathon held on April 16, 2018.

Filipino makes history, conquers FWD North Pole Marathon

Luisito "Louie" Sangalang proved that no adversity can break the Filipino spirit, surviving  cancer as a young adult, he represented FWD Life Philippines and succeeded in conquering the grueling 42-kilometer FWD North Pole Marathon held on April 16, 2018. Running amid a ruggedly icy terrain and freezing temperature of minus 32 degrees, Sangalang finished the race in 11 hours and four minutes.

The FWD North Pole Marathon is an initiative of the new Pan-Asian insurance company with operations in eight (8) Asian countries. With the vision to change the way people feel about insurance, FWD believes that life should be enjoyed to the fullest. And that is sometimes in not the most ordinary ways.

Louie Sangalang is a multi-sport athlete, cancer survivor, and a healthy lifestyle and nutrition advocate. He joined ten (10) other FWD-sponsored runners from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan, who are collectively dubbed #FWDTeamAsia.




About FWD Philippines 

FWD Life Insurance Corporation (“FWD Life”) is the first life insurance company licensed by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines under the new Insurance Code. FWD launched its commercial operations in September 2014. By March 2017, FWD Life is the highest-capitalized life insurer in the Philippines with PhP 2.3 billion in paid-up capitalization.1 Based on premium income data published by the Insurance Commission2, FWD Life now ranks 10th in the insurance industry in terms of weighted new business premiums.3  
FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance, and employee benefits across a number of its markets. Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business arm of investment group, Pacific Century Group. In the Philippines, FWD has nine business hubs located in key cities nationwide with its headquarters in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.
For more information please visit fwd.com.ph.   
 
1 www.insurance.gov.ph > Statistics > 2017 > Based on Paid-Up Capital
2 www.insurance.gov.ph > Statistics > 2017 > Based on Premium Income
3 Weighted New Business Premium Income: 100% of first-year premium on regular-pay plans + 10% of single-pay premiums



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