Allianz Employees Heed Call to Help SOS Children’s Villages Philippines

Allianz PNB Life employees’ bayanihan spirit. Allianz employees have raised funds to respond to a call for help from SOS Children’s Villages Philippines as the non-government organization continues to provide for almost a thousand abandoned and neglected in their 8 villages across the country. In this file photo, Allianz PNB Life’s chief marketing officer Gae Martinez (left) and president and chief executive officer Alexander Grenz (second from left) together with SOS Children’s Villages’ corporate relations head Admore Alzate (fourth from left) during a visit at the SOS Children’s Village in Alabang, Muntinlupa.

File photo taken before the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

At a time when they are facing their own challenges amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Allianz PNB Life employees responded to a call for help and raised funds for SOS Children’s Villages Philippines, an organization that supports orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children in the Philippines.

SOS Children’s Villages Philippines is experiencing a decrease in donations as its regular donors have also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Allianz employees rallied and donated PhP150,000 of their own money to help cover the basic necessities of the children.

“We commend our employees for stepping up and helping a vulnerable sector during this pandemic. While we continue to send support to our front-liners, let us not neglect others whose food and shelter have also been severely affected,” said Allianz PNB Life Chief Marketing Officer Gae Martinez.

SOS Children’s Villages Philippines rely on support from organizations and individuals to sustain its operations. Its villages have been placed under lockdown to ensure the health and safety of the children under its care.

“As SOS Children’s Villages remain at work for abandoned and neglected Filipino children under quarantine, we thank Allianz PNB Life for helping us keep the children safe, healthy, and in loving homes. Their outpouring of generosity in this time of crisis ensures that although our children are isolated, they are not alone,” said Romil Rayos del Sol, Deputy National Director of SOS Children’s Villages Philippines.

This is not the first time that Allianz PNB Life employees extended their help to SOS Children’s Villages Philippines. They did the same just last February as part of their Dare To Be Fit 3 program, which promotes fitness as well as helping the community. The employees did a number of activities that earned points, which were then converted into pesos and donated to different organizations.

Last April, Allianz PNB Life donated meals to the Lung Center of the Philippines. The company sent freshly cooked dinner to the front-liners of the hospital for four weeks.

Allianz PNB Life has also ensured the well-being of its employees and intermediaries since the start of the quarantine period, providing them with financial and mental health assistance, as well as releasing safety guidelines to keep everyone secure and out of danger.