“With The Good in Life Photo and Video Competition, we draw inspiration from the story of Filipinos as they traverse the current realities and triumph over the challenges in this pandemic,” said InLife Executive Chairperson Nina D. Aguas.
Inlife President and CEO Raoul E. Littaua noted that as InLife celebrates its 111th anniversary, the company highlights the stories of the Filipinos.
“InLife is here with the Filipino people to remind us through the visual arts that we can build on the good,” said Mr. Littaua, an avid photography enthusiast himself. He also showcased his photos during the exhibit.
Mr. Littaua and Ms. Aguas were joined by InLife executives, namely Chief Operating Officer Efren Caringal Jr.; Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Digital Insurance and Insular Health Care President and CEO Ma. Noemi Azura; Chief Financial Officer Au Cacanando, Chief Investment Officer Vera Victoria, and Agency and Branch Management Head Geraldine Alvarez during the event.
Renowned director Laurice Guillen, who has helmed some of the best films in Philippine cinema led the judging panel for the video category, along with InLife Chief Marketing Officer Gae Martinez and Marinel Cruz of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
“It seems fitting that for this occasion, you have chosen as theme, The Good in Life during this time of the second year of the' pandemic and lockdowns. I’m especially proud and happy to see the short films showing messages that proclaim that good things could be found even in this time of hardship and uncertainty, messages that are positive, optimistic, and proactive -- exactly the attitude we need to overcome this crisis,” Ms. Guillen said in a video message during the event.
For the photography category, the judging panel included InLife Chief Information Security Officer and photography enthusiast Noel Andres Perdigon; Eggshell Worldwide Communications Creative Director and artist Mark Wesley Pahate; and photographer, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation instructor, and Multimedia Arts professor Jama Ramos.
Photos and videos that best showcased the good in life
Crismel Gida with the entry, Padyak, placed first in the video category and took home PhP 111,000. Nino Tuyay with Mga Mata ng Pagasa placed second and received PhP 60,000. Angelo Christian Crisostomo with Insular Life - A New Reality, placed third and won PhP 40,000.
Rounding up the top 10 video winners were Cristian Acosta, John Ronald Durano, Serja Rojas, Val Bagabaldo, Anthony Into, Lenoard Garay, and Trixie Garcia. They all received PhP 5,000 each.
Danny Victoriano, with his entry, Frontline Hero, captured the first prize in the photography category and took home PhP 30,000. Don Gapasin with his entry, Harvest, placed second and received PhP 20,000. Froi Rivera with Cat-Pamilya placed third and received PhP 10,000.
Rounding up the top ten photo winners were Jacob Bentain, Luisito Cleofas, Carlo Zamora, Rob Vargas, Klienne Eco, and Teodoro Madamba -- who all received PhP 2,000. All cash prizes are tax-free.
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Insular Life (InLife) is the first, largest, and only mutual Filipino life insurance company in the country with over 110 years of uninterrupted service. We apply over a hundred years of experience in financial protection, risk management, savings, and investment to help you make confident decisions for you and your loved ones.
As a mutual life insurance company, our accountability is to our policyholders. They can be assured of being protected by a company that has an asset base of over P148 billion and net worth of P37 billion. We have a nationwide presence in 57 branches all over the country, and an expanded digital footprint to serve our customers, wherever and whenever they want. Our success is anchored on the growth and security of our partners, policyholders and beneficiaries, because we exist to offer a lifetime for good for everyone. For more information, visit www.insularlife.com.ph.