MANILA– UCPB General Insurance Co., Inc. (UCPB GEN) celebrates 51 years of distinctive excellence and service to the Filipino people. The festivities commenced with a distinct start in a production number showcasing the company’s unique talents at “Limang Dekada’t Isa”, the company’s anniversary celebration last January 29.

The invitation-only, Filipiniana-themed celebration honoring the company’s milestones and its significant contributions to the insurance industry for the past 51 years was held at Palacio de Maynila in the City of Manila.

Top UCPB GEN Executives headed by the Chairman of its Board of Directors, Atty. Juan Andres D. Bautista together with Managing Director, Atty. Alfredo C. Tumacder, Jr. and President and CEO Mr. Isabelo P. Africa, led the celebration of the company’s over five decades in operations. Distinguished guests also graced the momentous occasion.

Fifty-one years is about demonstrating UCPB GEN’s commitment to the insurance industry and the Filipino people and having a bold and positive outlook for 2014. “Our golden year proved that strength and stability can weather the challenges of the times,” said Africa.

“The business of insurance is the business of care. While the quadruple disasters in 2013 squared us in and affected the company’s financial results, UCPB GEN turned these disasters into opportunities to strengthen our corporate citizenship and company esprit de corps. We embarked on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects for the Typhoon Yolanda survivors. We sent a team to personally hand donations for the affected employees and their relatives. The spirit of volunteerism manifested itself as our employees signed up to do the packing of relief goods for hours at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sent through various institutions,” he added.

A distinguished roster of service awardees were recognized at the affair. Leading the pack is the Head of Bancassurance, Ms. Jonalin S. Tarrayo for her 25 years of dedicated service and long-time partnership with UCPB GEN. New hires from the past year were also formally welcomed in a pinning ceremony led by the company’s key officers.

Backed by over five decades, UCPB GEN is today at the forefront in the general insurance industry continuously providing innovative products and insurance solutions fit to every need.