Four of entertainment industry’s brightest personalities are promoting financial literacy. They were recently signed for the campaign of Sun Life Financial dubbed “Money for Life.”
Actor and triathlete Matteo Guidicelli, actress, chef, and award-winning author Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, actor-producer Piolo Pascual, and top network executive Charo Santos-Concio have been tapped to be the advocates of “Money for Life.”
“Money for Life” is a comprehensive and customizable financial planning program that helps an individual ensure that he will have sufficient funds no matter where life takes him and whatever life stage he may be in.
“All four of them are at different stages in their lives, and as you can see, they are all financially secure and are living life to the fullest. That’s because they were able to prepare well for it by having proper money habits and with the guidance of financial advisors,” Sun Life Financial Philippines’ Chief Marketing Offiecer Mylene Lopa said. “They are all Sun Life clients and are real advocates of financial security. Sun Life is proud to have them join us in our efforts to promote financial security among Filipinos.”
Sanots-Concio, who retired as CEO of ABS-CBN last year, is enjoying life after retirement by spending time with her family and grandchildren while still engaging in her creative pursuits and hosting ABS-CBN’s longest-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya.
“I am definitely more relaxed now, though I am still on the lookout for the next story that will inspire the audience,” she said. “All of these are possible because I was able to save and invest for my future.”
Santos-Agoncillo is likewise money-savvy. “Years ago, when I was starting in showbiz, one of the first things I spent money on was a Sun Life insurance policy,” she revealed. “Now that I have three children, I know that their future will be taken care of with the right financial partner by my side.”
Meanwhile, Guidicelli is also embracing his own financial journey. “In the same way that I’m very hands-on with the projects I’m given, I want to understand how to manage my money too,” he said. “I have so many goals that I’d like to pursue, but with my investments, I’m sure that I can make all those a reality.”
For his part, long-time Sun Life ambassador Pascual is more than happy to welcome Santos-Concio, Santos-Agoncillo, and Guidicelli into the Sun Life family. “It’s definitely an honor. These are people whom I admire and respect in the industry” he said. “I am one of the many people who look up to Ma’am Charo for her passion and wisdom; I admire Matteo for being conscientious in all his endeavors, from showbiz to sports; and of course, I am thrilled to be reunited with Judy Ann, who definitely played a big role in my showbiz career.”
Pascual, whose son Iñigo is now also making waves in the business, is focusing on his own interests such as sports. “I’m into a lot of sports like cycling and badminton. I’m able to focus on my health and wellness, because I know Sun Life will always be there to take care of my finances,” he said.
As endorsers of the “Money for Life” campaign, Santos-Concio, Pascual, Santos-Agoncillo, and Guidicelli star in Sun Life’s latest TV commercial – a powerhouse casting never before seen in the insurance industry. “These four stars are admired in the industry not just because of (the) shows and movies they’ve starred in; it’s because of who they are beyond the screen and how they are in real life,” Lopa said. “Sun Life looks forward to working closely with them in further inspiring Filipinos to find their way to financial security. It’s time for Filipinos to truly pursue the brighter life that they envision for themselves and their loved ones. Sun Life and its affiliates are ready to guide them in this journey.”
In the Philippines, “Money for Life,” Sun Life’s unique approach to financial planning, is available through the following three entities: Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc., Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. and Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc.
Kapuso brings home Descendants of the Sun
GMA Network proudly brings the top rating and biggest Korean drama of 2016, Descendants of the Sun (DOTS) to your homes. It started airing yesterday after Encantadia.
Descendants of the Sun was a major hit in Korea last year. Then later it became an immensely popular drama series worldwide, seen in more than 27 countries including the UK. It has been translated into 32 languages and surpassed the ratings of My Love from the Star with an average rating of 30.09 percent.
To date, Descendants of the Sun is Korea’s no. 1 drama series.
It tells the story of a handsome, young captain of the South Korean Special Forces Unit named Lucas Yoo (played by Song Joong-ki) and a beautiful doctor Maxine Kang (played by Song Hye-kyo) who try to cope with the pressure of their jobs yet still manage to find love.
With different priorities though, will true love be enough to stand the test of fate?
As Descendants of the Sun plays on Philippine TV, it marks the return of A-list South Korean superstars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo to GMA. Joong-Ki’s previous drama Innocent Man in which he played Maru, and the Hye-Kyo’s series Full House as Jessie, were aired on the Kapuso Network.
Solenn enjoys speaking Nchan
The character Solenn Heussaff plays in Encantadia belongs to a group of characters that speak a unique language called Nchan.
Her seeming facility to speak it like it is a real language was easily noticed by the audience that waited for the first week of the remake, called by the GMA platoon of entertainment people as “requel.”
Heussaff plays Cassiopea, the queen of Lireo that led to the dispersal of the diamond into four elements. She said that while speaking it may seem enjoyable to many it is really challenging.
“Mahirap! Sa umpisa na-excite ako, ‘Uy wala akong lines dito, puro mata.’ Tapos nakita ko ‘yung script, sabi ko, ‘Direk, kailangan ko bang i-memorize ‘to?’ Sabi niya, ‘Kung kaya mo, gawin mo.’ So ‘yun, nag-concentrate ako. Ngayon mas napi-feel ko ‘yung language ng Nchan,” the enchanting actress said.
Getting to know Sam Oh
Best known for her witty commentary, it appears the stars have aligned for TV host Sam Oh this year. Aside from being a skyscraper of hope and empowerment for girls everywhere, she has been handpicked by Lifestyle to headline its newest show called Modern Girls alongside Gretchen Ho and Denise Laurel.
Sam Oh, a popular name on the radio scene who never fails to cheer up her listeners with her wit and wisdom, is definitely the ultimate girl peg. She fits the bill as her overall aura exudes intelligence, strength, and glamour—making her a true modern girl.
Just what makes a modern girl? Sam bravely answers, “In this day and age, it’s an interesting time to be a woman because we’re very empowered. You can make choices that don’t necessarily come from pressures from society, how you’re expected to act, and stuff like that. And we’re all living out these different lives in a really interesting time. And we’re free to do that.”
Before joining the television industry, Sam earned a name for herself as a radio jock, making morning commutes bubbly and full of energy. Sam brings to Modern Girls her larger-than-life personality, open mindedness, and classy attitude.
Modern Girls is the newest TV magazine talk show on Lifestyle that is every modern Filipina’s survival manual featauring interests, issues, and insights of the contemporary Filipina. It is meant not just to entertain but to inform and inspire as well.
The show aims to share insights on themes catering to every modern woman’s interests, such as dating, love, health, fitness, beauty, music, art, culture, food, and many more.
Watch the show on Saturdays at 9 p.m. on Lifestyle with replays every Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Monday at 2 a.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 11 a.m., and 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Lifestyle is available on SKYcable channel 52.
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