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- June 1 2023
Typhoon Mawar threatens Japan after slamming Guam
The storm, which is skirting the Philippines and Taiwan and heading to the Okinawa Islands, is one of the most powerful on record for May.
- May 24 2023
Manila Central Post Office insured for US$11m with state-owned GSIS
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will provide a loan to reconstruct the important building damaged in a fire on May 21.
- May 19 2023
Philippines’ state Oriental Mindoro pushes for climate risk agri cover
Only one-third of over 10 million farm owners are covered by the country's state agricultural insurer PCIC.
- April 26 2023
Philippines oil spill damages hit US$68m: NDRRMC
The sinking of MT Princess Empress in Oriental Mindoro has directly affected 24,000 fishermen and a total of 40,897 families, says the country's disaster management agency.
- April 5 2023
Philippines’ oil spill expected to exceed Shipowners’ civil liability limit
Compensation from the oil spill is expected to exceed US$10m, meaning all P&I clubs could be on the hook, with decisions made on a case-by-case basis.
- April 5 2023
Chubb launches Philippines marine operations
The insurer has appointed marine underwriter Jeanette Cebeda to lead the new team.
- March 31 2023
Marsh veteran Ramon Zandueta joins Oona Philippines as CEO
Marsh Philippines chairman since 2021, Zandueta will spearhead take charge at the Filipino general insurer on May 1.
- March 30 2023
‘Tough’ Philippines renewals seeing up to 50% hikes in property, PV to climb 30%
Reinsurers adamant on rate increases even for loss-free accounts due to cat exposure, inflation and treaty costs.
- March 28 2023
HDI International leads Thai insurtech Roojai’s US$42m fundraise
The funding, which also saw IFC invest, will support its expansion in Indonesia and the Philippines as well as M&A.
- March 9 2023
Philippines oil spill could cost Shipowners’ Club over US$100m
IAN understands that the P&I club is the sole insurer on a sunken oil tanker that was carrying 800,000 litres of toxic fuel oil.
- February 27 2023
Philippine regulator’s cat rate hike legally vulnerable: report
The Anti-Red Tape Authority has pointed out that the now-deferred insurance premium increase did not go through a mandatory regulatory impact assessment.
- February 24 2023
Axa continues pivot from nat cat reinsurance
Axa XL's property cat premiums fell 36% in FY 2022, while the French giant saw Asia P&C profits rise 34% to US$109m.
- February 14 2023
Asia flood losses to worsen amid data deficit
(Re)insurers are feeling the heat from record rainfall events and fast-evolving climate risk scenarios.
- January 30 2023
Asia 1.4 renewals to bring more rate hikes and tough negotiations
Nat cats are set to impact the Philippines, while global trends will push up pricing in India and Japan.
- January 5 2023
SEC approves Axa Philippines-Charter Ping An merger
Axa will assume the assets, liabilities, rights and obligations of the firm, while customers will not be affected.
- December 29 2022
Philippines regulator sets aside cat premium hikes
The Insurance Commission has suspended the revised schedule of minimum catastrophe rates that took effect from November 1.
- December 21 2022
Bernardo López named CEO of Axa Philippines
He was most recently heading Axa Colpatria, the French giant’s Colombia operations.
- November 11 2022
PGA Sompo’s outlook revised to ‘good’: AM Best
The Makati City-headquartered insurer holds a 3% non-life market share in the Philippines.
- October 31 2022
Tropical Storm Nalgae wreaks havoc in the Philippines
Multiple buildings, crops, bridges and roads destroyed as storm continues in the South China Sea.
- October 21 2022
Warburg Pincus commits US$350m for ‘buy-and-build’ South-East Asia P&C digital player
IAN recently revealed that the new company, to be called Oona Insurance, had completed an acquisition in the Philippines.