Sun Life, Roche partnership to help Filipinos secure finances and health

Two of the world’s trusted brands in the Philippines, Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Inc. and Roche (Philippines) Inc. have come together to spearhead initiatives that will help Filipinos secure their finances and health.

Sun Life is the the number one life insurance company in the Philippines while Roche is the world’s largest biotech company and frontrunner in personalized healthcare, have inked a multi-pronged partnership 

The multi-pronged partnership of Sun Life and Roche disclosed that they will jointly study the creation of appropriate educational models and tools, as well as products and services to address financial, medical, and insurance needs of Filipinos. All of these initiatives will be geared towards a future where treatment to critical illnesses such as cancer is accessible and can lead to a continued productive life with loved ones. The first phase of the tie-up will focus on financial and medical literacy.

“Health and finances have always been key components of a brighter future, but amid the health crisis we are facing, these have become even more relevant,” Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. President Alex Narciso said, and “we are fortunate to have Roche as our partner in this initiative.”

“We look forward to exploring ways on how we can advance our advocacies together,” Narciso stressed.

“To address complex problems such as health or finances, we need an entire ecosystem of strong and dedicated partners. This is why we’re pleased to be able to work with Sun Life on this initiative and build together on how we can support the Filipino people,” Roche (Philippines) Inc. General Manager Kara Brotemarkle said.

The partnership was formalized via a virtual gathering on Zoom, which was attended by Narciso and Brotemarkle, along with Sun Life CEO and Country Head Benedict Sison, Sun Life Head of Distribution and Business Development Deo Orpilla, Sun Life Head of Health & Accident Ma. Lirio Torres, Roche Finance Director Vivien Bression, Roche Country Medical Director Dr. Diana Edralin, and Roche Business Leader, Sheryl Enriquez.

About Sun Life

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2020, Sun Life had total assets under management of C$1,122 billion. For more information, please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

About Roche

Founded in 1896 in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is the world’s largest biotech company and a global pioneer in personalized healthcare. A leader in in-vitro diagnostics, its diagnostics products have conducted approximately 20 billion tests and have treated over 127 million patients with its medicines. It has been at the forefront of cancer research and treatment for over 50 years, with medicines for breast, skin, colon, ovarian, lung and numerous other cancers. The company invests more than $1 billion in research and development every year, which is one of the highest in the world and across all industries.

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