PLIA turns sixty

PLIA celebrated its 60th anniversary with a dinner – dance at the Main Lounge of the Manila Polo Club last July 27,2010.

Guest of Honor and Speaker was Secretary Cesar V. Purisima who cited the important role of life insurance in the lives of our countrymen, enjoining in the process the industry to actively pursue providing insurance coverage to Filipinos.

Former Insurance Commissioner Atty. Santiago Ranada and IC Officer in Charge, Vida Chiong, with several IC divisions heads, also graced the occasion. PLIA’s former Presidents were also in attendance as well as industry officers who serve as chairpersons of PLIA’s standing committees. Other guests came from the business sectors which lend support to PLIA’s initiatives and projects.

Plaques of appreciation were given to 2009 Directors who served for the immediate past two years: Victor Quisumbing, 2009 President and 2008 Vice-President; Gregorio Mercado, 2008 President and 2009 Member of the Board of Directors; Jose Lee 2008 and 2009 Member of the Board of Directors; and Benjamin Lim, 2008 PLIA Secretary and 2009 Member of the Board of Directors.

The gathering had a 60′s theme and music was provided by the AXIS Band which kept the attendees on their dancing feet. Musical numbers were rendered by PLIA’s Director for Sports and Socials Jeenee Desiderio-Garcia, Cocolife’s Ferdinand Santos , and PLIA’s Lea Batara.