May 20, 2024

InLifer Moms talk about the gift of education

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A mother is every child’s first teacher. And for her, education is the best gift that she can present to her child as he or she grows older. 

 

InLifer Moms from Cauayan, Isabela and Baguio City share how InLife helped them give this best gift to their children. InLife’s College Scholarship Program for Employees’ Dependents (CSED) helped their children earn their degrees from the top universities in Manila.  

 

InLife is a second home 

 

As District Administrative Supervisor of InLife’s Cauayan District Office, Georgina Maribeth “Jing” M. Lim ensures the proper implementation of regulatory standards and company procedures to facilitate efficient branch operations. She is also engaged in mentoring initiatives for new financial advisors and agency leaders, and in the skills development of office staff.  

 

Throughout my 32-year tenure, InLife has been more than just a workplace; it's been my second home. InLife, as a Filipino mutual company, fosters a familial work environment where employee welfare is paramount. This care extends beyond employees, to their immediate families, as exemplified by the comprehensive benefits and scholarship opportunities for dependents,” she said.  

 

Jing shared that she eagerly discussed InLife’s scholarship program to her children every time the CSED memo was released to employees. Her son Adrian Joseph Lance was a CSED scholar who graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas with a degree in BS Business Administration, majoring in Marketing in 2016. 

 

Despite the challenges of being away from family and adjusting to a new environment, Lance excelled academically, meeting the requirements of the scholarship program. His journey was not without obstacles, but through determination and support, he graduated with flying colors, making us immensely proud as parents,” Jing said. 

 

The proud mom shared that Lance is now a successful entrepreneur managing a hardware business and serving as an InLife financial advisor. “My employment at InLife played a significant role in my family creating a ripple effect of success and fulfillment,” Jing said.  

 

InLife for Filipinos 

 

An InLifer for almost 20 years now, Marilen D. De Villa, North Central Luzon 2 Region Head, oversees the sales operations of the different district offices in the region.  

 

Marilen’s daughter Pag-ibig completed her BA Creative Writing degree from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, with cum laude distinction, last year. She is now taking up her Masteral Degree in Education and plans to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers to pursue a teaching career. 

 

When I joined InLife, I’m already aware of this employee benefit, and it was really in my plan to avail of this scholarship when my children would enter college. My daughter studied in UP Diliman and since we are based in Baguio, the benefit helped us in her daily expenses while she is away from home,” Marilen said.   

 

The additional financial benefits helped the family significantly since we were able to allot the budget for her allowance into savings.  It also allowed my daughter to appreciate our company’s purpose and how we help Filipinos in their financial journey,” she added.  

 

InLife for employees’ dependents 

 

CSED provides assistance to InLife employees who have been with the company for at least five years, and whose children become eligible for a college scholarship. Now on its 27th year of implementation, the program accepts five scholars every academic year. CSED provides subsidies for the scholars’ tuition and miscellaneous fees (for students enrolled in Private Higher Education Institutions), stipends and transportation allowance (for students enrolled in State Universities and Colleges, and Local Universities and Colleges), and textbooks. CSED is managed and administered by the Insular Foundation, InLife’s social responsibility arm.

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