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Job Vacancies

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Branch Manager (Davao)

  • College graduate and computer literate
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar job
  • Aggressive and result oriented
  • Articulate and pleasing personality
  • Excellent managerial and marketing skills
  • Applicants must be a resident of Davao

Motorcar Claims Specialist

  • Graduate of Mechanical Engineer, Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology or any related course
  • With driver’s license
  • With excellent analytical, and negotiation skills
  • With experience in motorcar claims processing is an advantage
  • Computer Literate
  • Applicants must be willing to work in Ortigas Center,Pasig City

Miscellaneous Underwriting Specialist

  • Graduate of  any four-year course
  • With at least 1 to 2 years experience in a similar or subordinate position
  • With good communication skills
  • With excellent analytical skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Applicants must be willing to work in Ortigas Center,Pasig City

OAC 55th Anniversary Branches Celebration

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Important Details in a Fire Insurance Policy

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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Important Details in a Fire Insurance Policy

Cavite Branch Blessing

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Inauguration and blessing of OAC – CAVITE Branch Office in Dasmariñas City

By: Mr. John Joseph Macabinguil

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

Oriental Assurance Corporation further strengthens its branch network by opening its newest branch in Cavite! This move is part of the company’s efforts to expand its presence nationwide, particularly in the provinces being the 16th branch office in the country. The newest branch nestled at E-Aguinaldo Hi-way, Zone 1-A, Dasmarinas City, spearheaded by John Joseph Q. Macabinguil. This expansion aims to reach more clients and increase accessibility for the convenience of its valued clients in the area.

To inaugurate this yet another milestone, Fr. Jun Doroy from Immaculate Conception Parish Church initiated the blessing of the branch with OAC executives in attendance ranging from Chairman and President Domingo N. Cotoco, Executive Vice-President Kent S. Cotoco, Vice President for Motor Claims and Underwriting Myron C. Mercado, Vice-President for PA Claims and Underwriting Rene L. Bay, to Manager for Marketing and I.T. Donn Dave T. Cotoco.

Hong Kong Conference 2015

Thursday, April 14th, 2016






Nov. 18-21, 2015

Personally, I have always enjoyed our annual conference and this is one of the few things that I always look forward to, because not only did I get to see different places but also, this is the best time to take a much needed respite and break from my normal everyday life. Although this was not exactly classified as a vacation trip, having time to socialize and share ideas with my colleagues has always been a delightful experience for me. In the whole course of my career at OAC, this was the first time that a conference was held out of the country. Thus, we went to Hong Kong last Nov. 18-21, 2015. Despite the APEC event in the country, we were able to push through with our scheduled conference, but not with a few setbacks… but thank God we all made it to Hongkong.

Since all of us came from different provinces, everyone was buzzing with excitement. We departed from NAIA around 8:00 in the morning and touched down at Hong Kong Airport 2 hours later. Upon seeing the view, it immediately reminded me again of my first visit to the city back in the year 2009. Quite frankly, I enjoyed the place. With a spectacular harbour, the colonial culture & heritage of the British colony and the rich culture of the Chinese,  Hong Kong is definitely the hardest to leave and the easiest to revisit.

When we arrived at the Prince Hotel by Marco Polo located at Harbour City, we were overwhelmed with the accommodation. Our tour guide, the Cotoco Family introduced us to various delicious Chinese cuisines which we really enjoyed. Day 1 & Day 2 was our conference. And at the end of each conference, there was always a sumptuous dinner waiting for us. After dinner, some of us spent the time strolling and shopping around Kowloon area while some of our colleagues visited Disneyland & bought souvenirs from the Night Market in Mongkok. Despite the short & busy schedule, we were able to do last minute shopping during our last day.

Overall, Hong Kong was indeed a priceless moment for all of us. The scenic views, skyscraper buildings and the culture of the city will no doubt be missed.

Thank you so much to the management of OAC for always providing us with the best experience every time we hold our conference. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Singapore Trip 2015

Thursday, April 14th, 2016


By Ms. Annamil Sagayo

It was such a great opportunity for me to join the OAC Travel Incentive in Singapore. I am so thankful to OAC for the wonderful things I experienced in the trip. All were well taken care of.

We flew via Singapore Airlines from Manila and we were welcomed and assisted by our cheerful tour guide throughout our trip.

We stayed in Mandarin Orchard Hotel. A luxurious hotel with pleasant staff and excellent service. The hotel is accessible to all points of interest in the city like shopping malls and restaurants. We indulged ourselves on the different cuisine, a blend of Malaysian, Chinese and Indian foods during our 4-day stay.

On the first day of our tour, we went around the city. Our first stop is the Marina Bay, where the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is located.  A spectacular luxurious three tower hotel connected by a skypark on top that forms a ship. The statue of Merlion can also be seen there.

Next stop was the Chocolate Factory where we found different chocolates most of which are Merlion shaped chocolates.

Then we went to Singapore Gems and Metals Co. where we found different works of art made of gems. We ended up buying gorgeous jewels and accessories at reasonable prices.

Our last stop for that day is the Night Safari. Known as the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals.. We were not allowed to take photos of the animals because of the camera flash. The animals were not caged and only a trench and a low fence separate them from us. We took a guided tram ride throughout the safari tour with live commentary which made us better understand the animals’ temperament and way of life.

The next day, we travelled to Malaysia to visit Legoland and Hello Kitty Land.

Legoland had different rides, shows and attractions. A perfect place especially for Lego lovers. I was truly amazed in MINILAND where they made a miniature of different landmarks in Asia out of lego bricks.

Next stop was Hello Kitty Land. A very cute place for kids and kids at heart. Hello Kitty fans will surely love this place. It is a great place to take photos. We got the chance to have photos with the cute Sanrio characters. We even enjoyed the activities for kids like cookie decorating where we were given cookies with Hello Kitty faces and some paint made with chocolate and strawberry syrup. After decorating our own cookie, we ate them enjoyably. We also entered the Hello Kitty Black Wonder where we have to crack codes and find out clues in order to pass on to the next stage. It’s like an amazing race. After enjoying the attractions, we visited the Hello Kitty shop for some souvenirs before leaving the place.

The third day was the most exciting part of our trip because we went to Universal Studios. It is part of the Resorts World Sentosa. The rides were amazing and exciting. There were street performances, live shows and we met different movie characters (not real of course). I enjoyed the Transformer ride. I felt like I was part of that movie.

We also went to S.E.A. Aquarium which is very similar to Manila Ocean Park.

The tours were tiring but you can only feel the exhaustion when you get back to your hotel to sleep.

The fourth day was the last day of our stay in Singapore. We spent our free day to shop for “pasalubongs” at the Lucky Town Plaza where you can buy stuff at low prices. Then we headed back to our hotel where we were fetched by our tour guide to bring us to Changi Airport.

Overall, it was an unforgettable experience and I feel so blessed to be part of the trip.

Once again, a million thanks to OAC! May the good Lord continue to bless this company with more business and success!!!

Israel Trip

Friday, January 15th, 2016


Israël trip / October 15 / October 25 , 2015′

report from

Mrs. Mercy van Anholt-Nicolas,

November 15, 2015


To the announcing of the Angel Gabriel to Mary….

The word of Jesus .. Playing time of Jesus.. To the teaching of Jesus up to

The captivity in Mount Gethsemane .. To the sorrow and pain.. Suffering in

The hands of Pilate , to the carrying of the Cross, to the place of Scull ..

Nailing  in the Cross.. And most of all because of great Love to Die in the Cross..

The Cross of Salvation and the greatest Love of all.

Exiting full of joy , so lucky and blessed, this was my heartbeat . Great feelings to see and blame my feet to the land of Holiness.

Wonderful feelings truly I will be ready to experience this great journey ever.

Welcome to the Land of Holy and exiting journey ever to great Land of many stories inherited by the whole world .. The yesterday, today and forever.

Oh, what a wonderful feelings to tell you , the real feelings of Joy , Happiness , Enjoyment , excitement of this chance given to me. To look foreword to one enjoyable successful and unforgettable journey to the Middle East with  all my heart proud to say, that this journey was sponsored by Oriental Assurance Corporation .

I’m so touched of this journey, can’t find the right words to say . All I can say is thank you. Deepest in my heart , thank you. Full of tense I want to fly, pull myself, out of the car and fly and escape from the heavy traffic of Edsa and rush to the Terminal.

Oops, finally!

I’m now inside the Terminal, started to look for a yellow and green color of ribbon tied up to the badge and hand carry and slowly getting in a very long queue  to the front desk for check-in and where queue  is getting shorter and shorter. We are now waiting with full excitement to pass the gate and to enter the plane. Food, drinks, soup and others served with satisfaction, I. May say, it’s good.

Plane landed in Dubai, to a shuttle bus , brought us to Terminal and wait for the next plane to bring us to Amman , terminal in Jordan. From here I saw many seats and like single beds style for people/passengers to sit or lie down , while waiting for their next flight or connecting flight. I may say what a luxury style of Terminal. Very relaxing and convenient to all who have to wait for many hours for their next plane.

Another exciting  moment , was to get into our tour bus to bring us to places with our friendly tour guide. Where the unforgettable of my life is about to begin. Mmmmm, what a great feeling inside me, mixed emotions from joy, can’t believe it’s happening , but very thankful .

Dry, dry and dry, this is the desert of Jordan. No plants, nor trees but only cattle. There are the tents of the Bedouins and their cattle.  The Bedouins the rich people of Jordan.

What a blessed day and time to see many places from the book of our ancestors Adam and Eve, Abraham and King David.

A great time to touch, not only see, with my naked eyes, the sacred places in the Bible or Book of Truth and greatness and pleasure of changes of modern city of Tel- Aviv, where modern big building for great business of the future rises up … The famous Diamond designer and cutter in the whole world. The many, many souvenirs shops too.

Solemnity, time of meditating, participating and carrying the Cross up to the place called Golgotha. Up to the place where they cleaned Jesus, before burying him to the new tomb. Where he lay for two days and rose up on the third day, Called the resurrection.  Chance to see the place of Lazarus, and his two sisters Martha and Maria, Tomb of David , who killed Goliath and became a King. A great King .

Happy to see the well of the Samaritan Woman where Jesus asked for water to drink. Place of Maria ever Virgin, place of where Jesus asked the tax collector to get down from the fig tree. The fruit of this Fig tree, shaped and tasted like of, our guava.

The place of Temptation where Jesus is stayed in that mountain of Jericho for 40 days. Today build of Monastery of Nuns up there.

Sad to see the two Pillar, remain from the Castle of King Herod down below

The mountain where the Black Sea  lies. Spectacular to see the pink castle in Petra , where it was build inside of tall rocky mountains. But sorry to say, today, no one can come inside of the said Castle.

Sadness feelings to see the church, where Jesus wiped for the Israelites.

Sad As well as to see where Judas handed Jesus to the Romans in the Garden of Gethsemane or Mount of Olives.

The church of Agony where Holy Thursday in the evening as the disciples deep asleep came the Roman, to do their work of Captivity. Jesus stayed Himself and be pulled upward, from a small Hole above the Cave.

Great experience to be in the Sea of Galilee,where Jesus walked on the water in the presence of His disciples in the Dead Sea where that’s known for full of minerals, soulful

Iodine and potassium is a great. Medicine  for skin disorder. Like what Herod had.

Experience to have smooth skin after. Dipping  into the salty water,

Of the Dead Sea. Today many business firms rises up here.

Feeling sad and sorry. To see the remaining of the place of Siccarea .

Build on white Marvel by Herod and gave it to His son Philip. Today, only two or three Pillars standing. …

The Mosaic printed swimming pool. Or the remain. Some Pillar stand , no more .

The place where Jesus eat the pass over meals, with His 12 disciples, or known, the last supper. Which now turn into Eucharistic meal.

The Holiest Site for Judaism is the Wailing Wall , where men to the left and women to the right, in separate ways to cry out their prayers.

Big wish to see Jesus in Mount Tabor as he transfigurate and became glistering intensely white. As he talked to Moses and Elijah, with him was Peter, James and John. From Nazareth Jesus came to Nacapernaum .

Same time referred to as the city of Jesus.

So my friends, this was my Journey

Another excitement is waiting for next year .

Let us meet our dream going to another Land of where a great Loves grows.

Let’s all work hands in hand to travel once more again.

Let’s hit the road of success by working hard as one with all pleasure , Joy and Happiness I would like to give my thanks once again to ORIENTAL and Cotoco family. And looking forward for,another unforgettable memories to treasure.

Insurance Commission Circular Letter 2015-12

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015


Monday, January 12th, 2015
By: Mr. Rene Bay


Yes, Oriental Assurance once more rewarded its branches & networks for attaining its production goal for 2014, way ahead of their scheduled manager’s conference for the current year. And so, they garnered their prize by touring to Macau not only for business but pleasure as well.

It was a 4-day stint spending half of it in planning for 2015. Thrilled and excited, the managers had a taste of Macau cuisine

and tried their luck in Casinos. What made it more exciting was the Pacquiao-Algieri match creating festive moods to a lot of tourist and some Filipinos alike days before the fight. The streets were clean but appeared to be dirty due to traffic jams as the fight gets nearer. Hotels and malls had the same scenario, the amazing ‘Venetian’ being the choice hotel of our boxing hero.

As the end of the conference draws near, the members of the group went on buying spree for their ‘pasalubongs’, courtesy of the management (no other than Mr. & Mrs. D. Cotoco) who played also as tour guides! Thank you and more power to you!

Come 2015, OAC Tour promo will be more exciting and challenging with the participation of all its producers searching for a more rewarding and relaxing tour outside the country.


Keep it up Oriental!!


Monday, January 12th, 2015

October 8 to 17, 2014

 By: Ms. Malou Lamson


Our Turkey trip was a wonderful experience. We were a total of 27 in the group led by Oriental President Domingo Cotoco & family. All in all our travel time from Manila to Dubai to Istanbul took us almost 24 hours, a long haul flight indeed. The flight from Manila to Dubai was 8 hours where we had to wait another 8 hours for a stopover in Dubai. But I must admit I like flying, especially long flights.

I was so amazed at Dubai International Airport. It was so big and very clean. We saw a lot of Filipinos working at the Duty Free Shops. During our stopover, we were offered to stay in the airport lounge, which was so comfortable with free food among other things. We all had a good days rest and were refreshed before boarding our flight to Istanbul which would take another 3 ½ hours.

When we arrived at Istanbul International Airport, we were met by our tour guide named Umit. We waited a little while for our coach, which would be our service for the rest of the trip, to arrive. After we boarded, Umit introduced himself first as Yilmaz Bektas, which made all of us roar with laughter. After all here in Manila, Yilmaz as you know was the ex-husband of movie star Ruffa Gutierrez, but in Turkey he is not famous. Umit is very well versed and has a very good sense of humor. He made sure that everything ran smoothly. Umit gave us instructions and explained on what we were to do the following days, including some things about the places we will see.

When we arrived at our hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Golden Horn, we checked in, had dinner and retired early because the next day would be an early departure to the places we would tour. Our itinerary included the following places: Istanbul, Canakkale, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Konya, Ankara, & Ataturk, then back to Istanbul. There were also some side trips made during the span of the tour. As Lito would say, more or less we had seen 1/3 of Turkey. The hotels we stayed in for all the nights were nice 3, 4, and 5 star hotels. The weather was nice and cool and since it was autumn/fall we saw the changing colors of the leaves too.

Let me tell you of the most important places we saw in this trip. In Istanbul we rode the Bosphorus River Cruise which was so amazingly beautiful. We saw the Asian and European sides of Turkey since the country is divided into Europe and Asia, situated on both edges of the two continents.

We also went to the Hippodrome, Aya Sofiya and Blue Mosque. Moreover, we saw the Trojan horse that was used in the movie Troy, starring Brad Pitt, in Canakkale, believed to be the site of the ancient city of Troy. The movie prop they say, was donated to Turkey.

Another place we visited was Bergama to see the Asklepion Ruins. It was a former city during the Roman Empire. In those days these ruins were big cities.

Furthermore we continued on to another nice place which was the Lime Cascades of Pamukkale’s Cotton Castle, which looked like snow from afar. In one part of this place there were hot springs, where we walked through and dipped our feet in. It was warm and relaxing. People could also swim if they liked.

For me, so far the best and nicest place we visited was in Ephesus, where the house of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located. The houses in those days were so small and made of stone. It was said that before Jesus died on the cross he left instructions to John the Apostle to take care of His Mother. He took Mother Mary and his husband Joseph to Ephesus and they both lived there until their deaths. This place of Mother Mary is a holy place you are not allowed to take pictures inside. When we went inside her house, I had goose bumps. Probably, Mother Mary keeps watch over the people visiting her house.

After that we went to Cappadocia, Konya, and to the Mevlana Museum. We also visited the Sultahani Caravenserai. We went to the underground city of Seratli, rock carved churches of Goreme, Open Air Museum and the Troglodyte Villages. When we stopped over at our hotel for the night, there was a belly dance show  during dinner but unfortunately I was too tired to watch and I opted to stay in the hotel. The feedback from the tour group was that it was a nice show because they were authentic Turkish belly dancers.

Another important place we went to was the capital of Turkey that is Ankara. I hear that most people or tourists mistakenly think that Istanbul is the capital of Turkey because Istanbul is the busiest and the more popular city in Turkey.

We next visited Ataturk. It was named after President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey. This is considered a wonderful sight and a place of Interest. He is also buried in this mausoleum which is a very big place and showed his personal things like his clothes. Picture taking was not allowed inside the premises.

October 15 was our departure back to Istanbul. It was an 11 hour trip back by bus but in-between we went to see more places. When we reached Istanbul, we checked in the same hotel we stayed during our first night. This was our last night in Turkey. We retired early after dinner because we had to be up early for check out the next day.

Oct. 16 we checked out of the hotel for departure to Manila but before going to the airport, we went to the famous Grand Bazaar for some shopping. It is a nice big place which has around a thousand shops. After the Grand Bazaar, we went to Topkapi Palace where we had lunch and after that to our last stop at Istikal Street an outlet of shops like Mango and H&M and my favorite coffee place, Starbucks.

By the way, I must say that Turkish food is also good. We had real kebabs made from lamb and chicken. We also got to try the Turkish Delight and Baklava, which was very sweet but very tasty.

We then went off to Istanbul Airport for another long haul flight back to Manila.

I must say that OUR TURKEY TRIP WAS ABSOLUTELY GREAT, ENJOYABLE, FANTASTIC & EDUCATIONAL. What made it more enjoyable was that most in the group knew each other already from previous trips we had. It was a great camaraderie.

Many thanks to Mr. Domingo Cotoco, President of Oriental Assurance Corporation, and to EVP Mr. Kent Cotoco. Also a very special mention to Mrs. Vicky Cotoco who was always very concerned and helpful to all tour participants together with her two children Valerie and VP Dave Cotoco, and to and Mrs. Florence Cotoco as well.

Until our next trip see you all soon!