Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo’s strong partnership with husband Ryan Agoncillo is an inspiration to many, in and out of showbiz. The industry, known for its short-lived romances, does not have many couples with a strong marriage like the powerhouse couple.
“Ryan is my enabler. He is my strongest support system. He supports me like no one else can. I’m really blessed and grateful he is my lifetime partner,” Judy Ann shares. “When we got together, nag-tulungan talaga kami (we really helped each other). I taught him about show business when he started. He taught me to stand up for myself. He encouraged me to do many things I would not have done if not for him. Many of my achievements outside of showbiz, like writing a book, became a reality with his encouragement. That’s what partners are all about.”
Judy Ann shares more about their love story in Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc.’s (Sun Life Grepa) campaign dubbed “Partner Beyond a Lifetime.” At the center of the campaign is a revelation (a video recording) which not only highlights their successful marriage, but also foregrounds on why Judy Ann puts a premium on the partnerships, such as the one she shares with Sun Life Grepa as the ambassador of its insurance business.
“I’ve been an insurance policyholder since I was 17 years old. Ganoon na katagal (It’s been that long),” Judy Ann quips. “I know that my line of work is very unstable. Puwedeng bukas may pelikula ka, pero sa susunod na taon hindi ka na kilala ng mga tao (I may have a movie today but be a ‘has been’ by tomorrow). That’s what I prepared for, kahit nung Mara Clara days pa (even at the height of Mara Clara), and that’s what I always say to the young ones now.”
The actress emphasized that securing a life insurance plan gives one confidence to face the future. “Don’t wait until you get married and grow old before getting a life insurance. The earlier you have it, the better” she stresses. “It is a gift you can give to yourself, and would benefit your family in the end. Moreover, having a life insurance actually teaches you to appreciate life more. Ultimately, it gives you peace of mind because you know that at the end of the day your life is insured.”
To watch Judy Ann’s “Partner Beyond a Lifetime” video and to know more about Sun Life Grepa’s products and services, visit Sun Life Grepa’s Youtube channel and Facebook page (@sunlifegrepa).