Press release

Press release

FWD Life Insurance champions solidarity and inclusion in Paskong Pinoy event

11 December 2019, Manila, Philippines – Insurer celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities with Paskong Pinoy-themed event

December 10, 2019

FWD Life Insurance (“FWD Insurance”) celebrated the  Corporation International Day of Persons with Disabilities for the second year, this time with a Paskong Pinoy-themed event at the University of the Philippines in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Together with partners Special Olympics Philippines and Humanity & Inclusion, FWD Insurance—through its Community Care program—marked the occasion with a fun-filled afternoon of all-time favorite Filipino traditional games, team cheers and chants, as well as exciting performances. FWD Insurance President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Grimes led the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting to champion solidarity, unity, and inclusion amongst communities. 

“We’re delighted to celebrate this special occasion with our Community Care partners Special Olympics Philippines and Humanity & Inclusion for the second year,” FWD Insurance Vice President and Head of Marketing Roche Vandenberghe said. “As we continue to empower more people to live fulfilled lives, we will continue to shine a light on the talents and abilities of persons with disabilities, and advocate for their right to equally access opportunities in the community.” 

Launched in 2018, FWD Community Care’s vision is to empower people to live fulfilled lives. FWD aims to improve quality of life for people with disabilities in Asia through various partnerships, promoting inclusion, rehabilitation, and occupational training to empower people with disabilities, their families, and their communities.

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 FWD Life now ranks 8th in the life insurance industry in terms of new business annual premium equivalent.2 

FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, and Malaysia, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, Shariah, and Family Takaful products 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 14 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 

1 > Statistics > 2018 > Based on Paid-Up Capital
2 > Statistics > 2018 > Based on New Business Annual Premium Equivalent 

Media Inquiries:

FWD Life Insurance Corporation
Rochelle R. Vandenberghe
Head of Marketing
FWD Life Philippines
(T) +63 2 5587306

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