Manulife Turns Over Php 10M Insurance Coverage to Olympic Gold Medalist Hidilyn Diaz

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Global life insurer Manulife recently turned over Php 10 million insurance coverage to Olympic gold medalist and Manulife Philippines brand ambassador Hidilyn Diaz, to celebrate her historic win at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Olympic champion has received Manulife Horizons, an investment-linked insurance product that provides both life insurance protection and the potential for policyholders to grow their money.

Diaz’s journey with Manulife started in 2019, after she posted a call on her social media account for private sector support, as she prepared for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Manulife responded and named Diaz as one of their brand ambassadors, as the company aims to inspire more Filipinos to continue to believe in themselves, work hard towards their dreams, and turn challenges into opportunities.  

“Hidilyn’s inspiring Olympics story resonates during these challenging times, as we continue to face the pandemic. It highlights the strength of the Filipino, who, despite obstacles, never stops working hard to achieve their goals, so they can secure a better future,” said Richard Bates, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Philippines.

"I am grateful to Manulife for believing in me even before the Tokyo Olympics," shared Diaz. “Winning the Olympic gold medal is not only a dream come true, but has also opened so many doors for me that will help me build a better future for me and my loved ones. With this life insurance coverage, I have peace of mind with the life protection it offers, giving me confidence to face what lies ahead.”

Also present during the turnover were Manulife President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Bates; Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Henson; Chief Product Officer Jose Ang; and Hidilyn Diaz’s manager Noel Ferrer. 09/03/2021 (The Lifestyle Portal)


About Manulife Philippines

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company opened its doors for business in the Philippines in 1907. Since then, Manulife’s Philippine Branch and later The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.), Inc. (Manulife Philippines) has grown to become one of the country’s leading life insurance companies. Manulife Philippines is a wholly-owned domestic subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, among the world’s largest life insurance companies by market capitalization. Learn more about Manulife Philippines by visiting their website and following them on Facebook (, Twitter (@ManulifePH), and Instagram (@manulifeph).

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and our global wealth and asset management segment, Manulife Investment Management, serves individuals, institutions and retirement plan members worldwide. At the end of 2020, we had more than 37,000 employees, over 118,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 30 million customers. As of June 30, 2021, we had CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.1 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $31.3 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. 


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