The Metro Manila Development Authority has signed an agreement renewing its partnership with Pru Life UK to provide MMDA employees a P100,000 insurance package in case of accident while in the line of duty.
MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said Pru Life UK extended its commitment to provide accident insurance coverage to agency’s 8,000 personnel with premiums fully waived for another year as he express gratitude to the private firm.
“We thank Pru Life UK for granting our 8,000 agency employees - permanent, casual and job personnel - free accident insurance for the third consecutive year. The program will surely protect them and grant assurance to their loved ones in the event of an accident while performing their duty,” said Lim.
The memorandum of agreement was signed during the MMDA’s 44th anniversary celebration on Thursday.
To date, 26 family beneficiaries of insured MMDA employees have received financial assistance under the said partnership.
The agreement is in line with the life insurance’s advocacy to raise awareness on the importance of safe road usage for the welfare of motorists, pedestrians, and other road users through the Safe Steps Road Safety Program.
Safe Steps program is a ground-breaking public service initiative aimed at raising awareness about one of the world’s leading causes of death. It also aims to help save lives by disseminating clear and simple educational messages on road safety through a series of 60-second public service announcement videos.
Pru Life UK officials said the firm and MMDA “share the commitment to advocate the increased public awareness on the importance of road safety.”
Under the partnership, MMDA will use the Road Safety videos as educational materials across its communication platforms, such as its field offices, website, social media sites, and LED billboard along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, among others.
Pru Life UK had previously supported various road safety-related initiatives of MMDA, including the first MMDA Road Safety Forum in observance of the National Road Safety Month in 2016.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 1.35 million individuals are killed on roads globally every year, including 500 children every day. It was cited that road accidents are the number one cause of death of 5 to 29-year-olds and prevail as a life-threatening issue in Asia.