Families of the five Bulacan rescuers who recently perished in the line of duty received the proceeds from the fallen heroes’ life insurance policies from Insular Life (InLife).
The five, Jerson Resurreccion, George Agustin,Troy Justin Agustin, Marby Bartolome, and Narciso Calayag, Jr. died en route to a rescue mission in San Miguel, Bulacan during the recent onslaught of Supertyphoon Karding in Central Luzon.
InLife First Vice President and Territory 2 (Metro Manila and General Agencies) Head Arnaldo I. Aquino, together with Metro North Region Head Al Sanchez handed over the checks to their beneficiaries during the tribute, Salamat at Paalam…Luksang parangal para sa mga bayaning tagapagligtas held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos City on September 30.
In his message, he said “Walang hihigit pang pagmamahal kaysa sa pagbubuwis ng kanilang buhay para sa kaligtasan ng kanilang mga kababayan. Sa pamamagitan ng partnership ng Bulacan PDRRMO (Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office) at InLife mag iiwan sila ng benepisyo ng life insurance sa kanilang pamilya. Wala man sila dito, ipinakikita pa rin nila ang kanilang malasakit at pagmamahal sa kanilang mga naulila. At kung nandito silang lima tiyak ko na gusto nilang sabihin na mahal nila kayo, ituloy nyo ang inyong buhay at tuparin ang inyong mga pangarap.” (There is no other better expression of love than laying down their lives for the safety of their fellowmen. Through the partnership of Bulacan PDRRMO and InLife, they are leaving life insurance benefits to their families. They may no longer be here, but they still show their love and care for their orphaned loved ones. If they were here, I am sure that they would tell you how much they love you, that you should go on with life, and fulfill your dreams.”)
The five, who were insured together with 21 other members of the Bulacan PDRRMO, availed of InLife’s I-Shield Prime term life insurance in 2021. “InLife salutes our five fallen heroes for their heroism, and the PDRRMO for the noble work they do, ensuring that their fellow Filipinos are safe even if it means laying their lives for others. We at InLife, also endeavor to stand behind Filipino families. In times like this, time is of the essence, and it’s a must to expedite the processing of their insurance benefits to help the families cope with the loss. This is our commitment as we share in their grief,” said InLife President and CEO Raoul Antonio E. Littaua.
Littaua added that it is important to have life insurance especially during uncertain times as it becomes a shield from the difficulties a family could face due to the loss of its breadwinner.