Philippine Insurers celebrate 'bayanihan'

Philippine insurers celebrate 'bayanihan' Bayanihan is a trait known to Filipinos. It is the spirit of working together and helping those in need. It is the same spirit that defines non-life insurance. Celebrating this trait was the objective of the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA) in its recent PIRA Awards. Focused on the industry's response to the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, the recent PIRA Awards recognized companies that extended help beyond their duty to indemnify those insured for the disaster. Among the companies honored at the event was the ASEAN Insurance Council which was one...


Philippine Non-Life Insurers meet for Regional Dialogue

Philippine non-life insurers meet for Regional Dialogue Top executives of non-life insurance companies in the Philippines gathered recently to chart the industry's course as it gears up for the ASEAN integration come 2015. Billed as the first PIRA Regional Dialogue, the event was organized by the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA) and presented by the National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines (PhilNaRe). A powerhouse cast of speakers made important presentations during the event. They were led by Evelina Pietruschka, secretary general of the ASEAN Council who spoke about the coming economic integration. Moung Mo Lee of A.M. Best...


1st Philippine Insurance Forum on Strengthening Disaster Resilience in the Philippines

Mr. Jorg Bruniecki, Munich Re Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom, UNISDR Hon. Emmanuel F. Dooc, Insurance Commissioner Mr. Emmanuel R. Que, PIRA Chairman Ms. Kiki Lawal, UNISDR Ms. Charlotte Benson, ADB Mr. Eduardo Anthony G. Marino, DOF Mr. David P. Mercado, Jr. PIRA Trustee Mr. Richard Sanders, Willis Re Mr. Augusto P. Hidalgo, PhilNare Mr. Michael F. Rellosa, PIRA Deputy Chairman Ms. Madeleine Varkay, ADB Mr. Pedro P. Benedicto, Jr. PIRA Vice-Chair on Ad-Hoc Committee on CAT Pool Ms. Rebecca B. Dela Cruz, PIRA Trustee Mr. Antonio Roderick B. Cabusao, PIRA Member, Ad-Hoc Committee on CAT Pool Ms. Claire N. Chua, PIRA Trustee Mr. Jerry Velasquez, UNISDR Atty. April Raine B. Morales, PIRA Member, PR Committee Mr. Perfecto M. Domingo,...


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Written on 24 March 2015, 13.31 by Admin

ground-breaking-ceremony-cfc-ancop-palo-leyte-january-07-2015ASEAN Insurance Village rising in Leyte The people of Palo, Leyte continue to rise from the rubbles left by super typhoon Yolanda. Soon, a number of them will have better houses, thanks to the generosity of insurance companies in the Southeast Asian region. Some families stand to benefit from...

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Written on 08 April 2015, 08.19 by Admin

insurance-commission-dialogue-with-the-industry-re-risk-based-capital-rbc-implementation30 March 2015 at IIAP Function Room, 26th Floor, Ayala Life-FGU Building, Ayala Avenue, Makati City   A well-attended dialogue of the Insurance Commission headed by HON. EMMANUEL F. DOOC with the Non-Life Insurance Industry together with NMG-Group. This was coordinated by PIRA Board of Trustees and...

Chairman's Note

Written on 23 October 2014, 09.51 by Admin

welcome-to-the-2014-pira-stakeholders-convention-and-awards-night Welcome to the 2014 PIRA Stakeholders Convention and Awards Night.   This is the fourth year that we are doing these two events, and for the first time we are turning our convention into a Regional Dialogue involving participants from our neighboring...

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Protect your properties vs calamities

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As the Philippines ushers in the rainy season, anchor Mai Rodriguez talks to Melinda Natividad of Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association as to how Filipinos can protect their properties from the onslaught of natural calamities and the importance of investing in non-life insurance. This interview aired on Solar Newsday, June 11, 2014. your Properties Vs Calamities

Insurance Commission's New Schedule of Fees & Charges

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The Department of Finance has approved the Schedule of Fees & Charges of the Insurance Commission.

The schedule shall take effect fifteen (15) days following its complete publication.

Insurance Commission's Website: New Schedule of Fees & Charges

Manual filing, payment of stamp tax

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TAXPAYERS must file and pay their documentary stamp tax returns and get their stamps manually while the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) electronic DST (eDST) system is temporarily unavailable due to “technical problems.”  continue reading

The Insurance Code As Amended

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Republic Act No. 10607

2013 PIRA Award Videos

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Distinguished Service Award - Mr. Y.H. Uy
Distinguished Service Award - Mr. Phillip Rico
Lifetime Achievement Award - Former Insurance Commissioner Gregoria T. Cruz Arnaldo