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Allianz PNB Life accelerates
presence, growth in Bacolod

Allianz PNB Life, a leading financial services company, is strengthening its growth in Bacolod City with the launch yesterday of its Agency Distribution Channel and the first Bancassurance Life Track station in the Visayas, its officials announced.

Allianz PNB Life president Olaf Kliesow, in his speech read for him by Reynulfo Abrazaldo, brand communications and digital director, at a press conference at L'Fisher Hotel, said they are in Bacolod because its progress is impressive.

That is why they have chosen Bacolod and Iloilo as significant launching pads for their agency distribution channel, Kliesow said.

“The progress of Bacolod is impressive. Allianz envisions being a catalyst in this continuing advancement,” Kliesow said, noting its recently being awarded as the Top Philippine Model City among the 145 cities in the country.

Kliesow, who was unable to attend the press conference because his flight to Bacolod yesterday morning was diverted to Cebu due to bad weather, said Allianz PNB Lifeis a major sponsor of the 2017 MassKara Festival.

The back-to-back launch was announced by the company's top officers: Raoul Littaua, chief distribution officer; Carol Bernas, chief bancassurance officer; Noel Allorenco, chief agency officer; William Suner, bancassurance regional business manager for Visayas; and Abrazaldo.

“ We are on recruitment mode to grow our agency in Iloilo and Bacolod. We offer the Allianz Life Changer opportunity program to attract both young and old entrepreneur-minded individuals to consider an exciting career with Allianz,” Littaua said.

They will have a major agency career event at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City on Wednesday, he said.

The Allianz Life Changer Program is a new way of thinking about what it means to work with Allianz PNB Life. It is having the mindset of building a business as a trusted financial partner of Filipinos, to change their lives for the better, he said.

“We have an agency office in Iloilo City, and soon, by year-end, our office in Bacolod City will open. The Iloilo office is currently serving as our Visayas hub,” he said.

The Allianz Life Changer program is the first agency structure in the Philippines that empowers all levels to become leaders, so Life Changers have a better opportunity of attaining a changed life for the better, he added.

“We empower the entrepreneurial mindset. In the business of changing Filipinos lives, Allianz PNB Life will give the agent the courage to move forward by empowering him to become a leader, so that they can live a changed life. We make the noble business profitable and easier for them,” Littaua said.

Kliesow also said Allianz is a major sponsor of the Asian Football Confederation Cup 2017, and they were in Bacolod when the Philippines clinched the Asean Zonal Championship game at the Panaad Stadium in August.

“For a city that patronizes football, this augurs well for Allianz, being a major supporter of football globally, supporting the huge segments of society for whom football is an essential part of life,” he said.

“Where there is progress, Allianz is there to offer financial solutions both at the personal and corporate level. We will give Negrenses the opportunity to sustain and protect their financial advancement,” Kliesow added.

With 48 percent of Bacolod's population belonging to the working age group, this becomes significant for Allianz to be present to proposition or plan their finances well, he added.

Allianz offers the ‘Life Changer' career opportunity program to Negrenses to make them agents of change, Kliesow said.*


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