Planholders of Platinum Plans, Ideal Pension Plans, Grayline Plans — Who Will Fight for Them?


Update May 17, 2013

NOTICE for planholders of Grayline Plans and Phil-Asia Care Plans:   File your claims at the Insurance Commission ASAP, on or BEFORE November 15, 2013.

More info here for Grayline Plans planholders

For planholders of Phil-Asia Care Plans Inc., you have the same instructions as those for Grayline Plans planholders.  You have the same liquidator and the same deadline.


Who will fight for the planholders of Platinum Plans, Ideal Pension Plans,  Grayline Plans and the Other Failed and Uncaring Pre-need Firms?

UPDATE April 20, 2012:

Here is a suggestion from Leo of Iloilo City to his fellow planholders of Platinum Plans:

I’m a platinum plan holder as well from Iloilo City. Here are my suggestions to all platinum plan holders.

(1) For those of us who are able, we should file a “Claimant’s Request for Assistance” at the Department of Finance, Insurance Commission. The more claims filed the better and the strong our case will be against platinum plans. Here is the link to the claim form. In the claim form you find the address where to file your claimant’s request for assistance.

(2)  File your claim to the PPI liquidator c/o Myra (refer to information from previous discussion for address and the document you will need to provide).

(3)  We should have a list of platinum plan holders with sufficient information in that list. I will volunteer to create, gather, and update the list.  Having this list will allow us to create an electronic mailing list for quicker and efficient dissemination of information on future plan of actions.

I anticipate that compiling this list would be time consuming so I would suggest that you prepare your information in excel. Your information (see below) should be entered in excel following the exact sequence from the left-most column (column A) to right column (column G).

The information should include the following:
(a)  Full Name (as it appears in the Certificate of Full Payment)
(b)  Policy Number
(c)  Date Fully Paid
(d)  Plan Benefit Value
(e)  Email Address
(f)  Telephone Number
(g)  Address (complete, including postal code)

Then email to me with your information in excel as attachment to this address

If some of the information I listed above does not apply to you, for example, your plan is not fully paid yet, etc., kindly provide the most information available, leaving the excel cell blank if the information is not available.

Again, it is important that you follow the format to minimize typing. If the information are in the correct format, I simply copy-paste your information to the master list instead of re-typing.

If there are several plan members in your area, it would be helpful if you create just one list for your group and then send just one email with one excel attachment.

(4)  Share my email to other platinum plan members you know of.

(5)  Visit this website once in a while for further information. Also, keep us informed if there are new developments that are of important to other plan members.

I understand there is a facebook account created for platinum plans. I’ll try to connect there later.

Some Ideas

We might need to get a very good lawyer to represent us. I already hired a lawyer for myself but it might be good idea to file a mass claim with just one lawyer – could be cheaper and together our voice would be stronger. Let me know what you think and I will also consult my lawyer.

I have a copy of the revised rehabilitation document filled by PPPI in 2005, approved 27 April 2006 by Judge Romeo F Barza, Regional Trial Court, Branch 61, Makati City, MM. I can share this copy to everyone interested.

If you have the latest information about the rehabilitation plan, kindly let us know immediately so we can act appropriately. More power as we move forward.


On March 23, 2012, the Insurance Commission released on its website a chart that listed the following failed pre-need firms:

31 pre-need companies under conservation
6 pre-need companies under court rehabilitation and
11 failed pre-need firms whose cases are being handled by the SEC


PLATINUM PLANS is under pending rehabilitation proceedings before Branch 61 of the Regional Trial Court in Makati City.

The receiver or liquidator is:

Mr. Mamerto Marcelo
Unit 1005 West Tower Philippine Stock Exchange
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel Nos: 636-4324 / 687-7612

According to Digna, Reina and other planholders, Mr. Marcelo can also be contacted thru his secretary Ms. Myra at:
7th Floor, CAP Bldg.
Amorsolo, Makati
Email address:
Tel No: +63 2 7593305

Whil man said that Mr. Marcelo can also be contacted at:
Unit 407 Cityland Condominium 10 Tower 2
6815 H.V. Dela Costa Corner Ayala Avenue
Makati City
Tel No: 759-3305

It can be assumed that the reason there are 3 addresses is that Mr. Marcelo is the receiver of 3 failed pre-need firms, namely:
1. College Assurance Plans (CAP) — education plans
2. Abundance Providers and Entrepreneurs Corp (formerly Pacific Plans Inc.) — traditional education plans)
3. Platinum Plans Philippines — education, life and pension plans

On the IC website, the Ortigas address is for Platinum and the Cityland address is for both APEC and CAP.

For those who like to connect with the FACEBOOK page started by Wally, just go to Facebook, and search for Plati Num Plans(the one with a Goku image).


IDEAL PENSION PLANS filed for voluntary insolvency or for liquidation on December 29, 2010 before Branch 66 of the Regional Trial Court in Makati City.

The court-appointed liquidator is:
Attorney Leonila Licuan
3rd Floor, Del Castillo Building
Rizal Street, Surigao City
No telephone provided


GRAYLINE PLANS was put into conservatorship on September 13, 2010.  The conservator is:
Atty. Teresita L. Caalim
Grayline Plans Inc.
419 Quezon Avenue cor Banawe Street
Brgy Lourdes, Quezon City
Tel No: 753-4930

The supervision of these pre-need companies have been transferred from the SEC to the Insurance Commission with offices along UN Avenue near Taft Avenue in Manila.


Original article published on February 27, 2011:

There are other pre-need firms that failed, but they’re trying their best to return at least a part, if not a big part, of what they got from planholders. One is Pryce Plans. I know because my friend has been getting money and goods from this pre-need firm. Despite difficulties, Pamana was able to give checks to another friend of mine for her children’s education. A niece was able to get checks from CAP.

Permanent Plans has been updating its website for its planholders since it decided to stop operating. It has a letter to its planholders explaining its decision and its subsequent plans. Its latest report is dated February 25, 2011, which is a list of planholders for liquidation payment.

Prudentialife Plans was ordered by the SEC to stop selling pre-need plans, but it has continued servicing its pre-need planholders. The firm has diversified into other businesses, such as financial services, non-life insurance, health care, real estate, travel and leisure services.

Danvil Plans discontinued selling its portfolio to Legacy when it was warned about the condition of Legacy despite a higher purchase bid from Legacy. And it continued servicing its planholders through an insurance firm.  I know — I got my maturity benefits.

The owners and executives of most of the firms above have what we call integrity, moral values, compassion, and a sense of right and wrong.

Can we say the same of the owners of Platinum Plans, Ideal Pension Plans and Grayline Plans? Do these owners feel comfortable FEEDING THEIR CHILDREN and GRANDCHILDREN with the money grabbed from hardworking farmers, teachers, soldiers, laborers, and low-paid employees who sacrificed to be able to pay their premiums monthly so their children can have a good future?

Who will fight for these suffering planholders?     Government officials? The courts? Politicians?

They have not.  So perhaps a court higher than all the supreme courts on earth will.

Genesis 4

And He said, “What hast thou done?  The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.”

Romans 12:19 ESV

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Numbers 14:18 ESV

The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.


Update from Nori on Ideal Pension Plans:

Next hearing is on March 18, 2011, Friday at 9:00 am sa RTC Makati Branch 66.

Under liquidation na po ang Ideal. The court is in the process of approving the liquidation plan. Kailan makukuha ang pera? Di po natin masasabi. It could be months or even years from now. Huwag po tayong mag expect na makukuha natin ng buo ang contract price. Approximately 20% lang makukuha. Depende sa mabebentang ari-arian ng court appointed liquidator, baka mas malaki o mas maliit ang makukuha.

Related Article:
Ideal Pension Plans Corp. Planholders — Time to Unite

Pre-need Companies in the Philippines Now under Insurance Commission

Pre-Need Planholders — How to Ask Help from the Insurance Commission


OLD COMMENTS — Click here if you want to see COMMENTS written over the period from February 2011 to January 24, 2013.


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  1. Hi Marina, it’s really frustrating, but Platinum failed several years ago. If you decide so, you can file a claim/complaint at the Insurance Commission along UN Ave.

  2. For those who still don’t know if their names were listed on the Master list and additional list just try the below link from our fellow Platinum holders but I’m not sure if those names were already officially noted or published at the Insurance Commission. Here’s the link on Master List;

    Additional List;


    My plan also matured last August 26, 2014 and submitted all requirements to collect the full amount of my pension. I received a letter from a certain Ruperto Marasigan, Jr. & Adelaida Lingao of Pryce, that the company is under Conservatorship and it could only settle my claim thru swapping options as follows: (a) 30% cash pay out; (b) 70% equivalent memorial lots; (c) 70% equivalent LPG; or (d) 70% Pharmaceutical products.
    I knew that the company is already being mismanaged and would default in the payment of its obligation as early as May 2009. I filed a court case against the company, but it was dismissed on a technicality. My position then in 2009 and it still is now prior to date it was placed under Conservatorship, is that, by reason of Pryce’s admission that it is illiquid or insolvent, then it loses its right to avail or make use of the period as expressly provided for under Article 1198 of the Civil Code of the Philippines. Hence, plan holders who have fully paid the pension premium may demand immediate full payment of the pension plan from Pryce without waiting for its maturity date.
    I am also wandering what SEC, Office of the Insurance Commissioner and/or government agency concerned have done since Pryce became illiquid or insolvent many years ago to protect its plan holders. Pryce’s officers and directors should be made criminally and civilly liable for the mismanagement of the company and defrauding its plan holders of their hard earned money. Have they checked if Pryce’s directors and officers who are stockholders may still have unpaid subscriptions, etc? The other companies allegedly assisting Pryce may, in fact, be dummy corporations whose assets and/or properties may also be taken to secure payment of its obligations to plan holders.
    Atty. Manny Fule

  4. Hi Atty. Manny Fule, thanks for sharing helpful info. It’s really frustrating that government agencies have been unable to protect pre-need investors.

  5. Ihave here my certificate of full payment the type of grant is college how can i claim k

  6. i got a educational plan and pension plan at gray line plans incorporated here in cebu last 1998, educational plan for my nephew/niece richardson sarsaba but upon last payment of my plans the office of said company here in cebu city were already closed.

  7. how do i open the masterlist in that was indicated in the comment of Sir Wilfredo O. Quezon

  8. How can I claim our educational plan benefit from grayline? I’m now entering college. It was paid by my daddy. It’s such a waste if I won’t be able to use it.

  9. sa PLATINUM PO AKO, BUDGET PENSION PLAN poh ang ina-vail koh fully paid poh aqo mayroon po akong Certificate of Full payment kaya lang nag mature ng May 13 2011, na missed ko po ito because of some different problem and i’m newly employed that time is there any other way to claim, please kindly reply. thank you

  10. gud am po. my platinum plan is under platinum unlimited usage plan. maturity is june 27, 2016. fully paid po. what should I do? Should I go to the insurance commission to file my claim?

  11. good day po. misis ko ang plan holder under platinum unlimited usage plan fully paid na po maturity date april 2017.Paano po ma claim ang benifits.

  12. Hello po. Tagal na panahon ang problemang ito. Kinalimutan ko na rin.Dko alam kung may pag asa p bang maibalik ang pera na hinulog namin.Year 2000 pa po ito.Nag mature last 2010.Fully paid kming dalawa ni Daisy R. Antonio.Hinanap ko names namin pero ngtataka ako bat wala sa list.Sana namin makonsensya ung humawak nito dahil pawis at lungkot ang puhunan namin para lang bayaran ang insurance na ito. Salamat po.

  13. Hello Ms, I am a soldier who has been in the front line and now I’m retired. However, during the time I am out of budget, I can recall what the good GRAYLINE PLANS did to us. I paid up my Educational Plan just last 2008 but until now there’s no explanation or sorry or whatsoever from them. I should be using the money for my youngest child’s tuition but where’s the money? Is there no contribution from the government to solve this? I believed this issue is now slowly being forgotten based on my latest complaint. There’d been many times I made claims from SEC to Insurance and they were putting the blame on each other. There are a lot of soldiers who invested in this, but most probably, they’ve already given up hope. Do we still have hope? Thanks po

  14. Hi Dionisio, it’s always painful to me whenever we I get these kinds of comments in our blogs, especially from soldiers, farmers and teachers who sacrificed a lot in order to save for their children. It’s even made more painful that our national leaders, the SEC, IC and the courts are not able to do anything. With the latest court decision on the planholders of Platinum, I’ve lost hope in human resolution — I’ve lost hope that appointed and elected officials will/can do something (and this is not only about failed pre-need firms) — and I’ve now given it all up to divine resolution. Sorry that I am not able to help. I should advise you go to IC, you go to the media, but I don’t know — these have been done many times — and there have been no favorable result. (I’m hopeful though that the amounts to be given to Danvil planholders will be fair.) I’ll just pray that your youngest child will be able to go to school through blessings that will come your way.

  15. Hello po I’ve just read this. My mother is a holder of Family Pension Plan, fully paid. maturiy date SEptember 30 2019. The branch here is closed. Can we still claim? Please advise us about what we can do. Thanks

  16. Hi sheril, if your plan is Family Plans, this firm has been liquidated by the SEC in 1997. I don’t know if there are still assets. You can write or go to the office of:
    Mr. Manuel C. Baldeo, Jr.
    Family Plans Liquidator
    12th Floor, SEC Bldg., EDSA, Greenhills
    Mandaluyong City
    584-5343 / 584-5767
    or call by phone

  17. Gud evening, my niece and nephews’ policies were all fully paid. your baguio branch has closed and I was told you’re bankrupt. what should we do? all four are educational plans. thanks po

  18. Hi Freddie, so sad about those plans. You can email the Insurance Commission and ask how to claim your benefits: Include details about your plans (preneed company, planholders’ names, amounts, date fully paid, maturity date).

  19. Hello! Iam SHARON M. ESTOQUE a plan holder of Platinum Plans Inc. and I avail of Budget Pension Plan with policy #460121134193 which already matured last February 5,2014. I was able to talk to Mr. Homer Samson and told me I was not in the list of the claimants. He told me to write to Mr. Mamerto Marcelo, Jr. which I did but no reply. What shall I do now? Shall I follow up again my problem to Mr. Samson? What is the status of the case of Platinum Plans, Inc. Thank you..

  20. Hi my father is a retired police and he also a grayline pensioner. last month po I called grayline and was told to call sec and ic. I was able to talk with atty rosario gallo and was told to email info of pensioner. I emailed po last march 8 up to now there’s no update.

  21. may makukuha paba yung mga may plan sa grayline? mature na ngayon yung sa papa ko na namatay nung 1997, nahulugan nya yun nung panahon na nakapag turo pa sya, inaasahan pa naman sana ng mother ko yun pampa ayos sa bahay ngayon

  22. Hello po. I’ve read this only now. My mama got an educational plan for me from platinum plans. Maturity date is 2012. Mama has passed away a long time ago. Is there hope I can claim? Would be for my education. Thanks a lot! Godbless 🙂

  23. Hi Gladys, so sad that Platinum became bankrupt, and there’s little money left for planholders. You can email …will be back

  24. Gud am father ko po nag work as employee of DOD WASHINGTON DC as radio mechanic from 1967-72 with the US ARMY mother nmn po meat vendor and self employed sa SSS since 1980 kaso dpo nmin makita sss# Nya and 1979-1985 insured sya – Insular life Insurance for death grabe maski sss Ni tatay wala kmi Nakuha Maari nyo po b Kami mtulungan my father Generozo G. Mejorada born sept 16, 1930 my mother Herminia Nido Natividad / Herminia N. Mejorada

  25. Hi Abbie, yong sa mother nio: Go to SSS with your ID, your birth cert and your mother’s and father’s death certs (orig and xerox copies). Fill up ka ng 2 verification slips, one for your father and another for your mother. Your purpose is to verify their SSS number and contributions. Diyan mo na malaman kung meron silang SSS contributions o wala. Kapag meron, ask for SSS claim forms, then obtain the requirements and file your claim. Unahin nio muna yong funeral claim. Dapat meron kayong ORs ng funeral expenses. Kung sino yong nasa OR o kung sino yong gumasto, siya ang makakakuha ng funeral benefit. After nito, file your death benefit claim. You said your mother was self-employed: If SSS will say she has no Date of Coverage, ask them how to refund all the contributions your mother paid, or comment ka na lang dito uli.
    About your father’s US SSS: Email Ask for help so you can claim your father’s SSS death benefits. Ask for the list of requirements and where or how to file your claim
    About your Insular Life claim: Punta ka sa nearest branch of Insular Life and request for claim forms. Obtain the required forms and the file your claim.

  26. Gudpm, Im Mrs Jojie Regodos-Gabat..Ask ko lng sana kung may pag asa pa makuha ang matured plan s GRAY LINE. Almost 8yrs kna po naifile yun s mister ko, si Sandy Roland B Gabat..

  27. Hi Jojie, sorry pero wala pa akong nababalitaan about Grayline recently. Ang last ay yong notice in 2013 na mag-file ng claim asap sa Insurance Commission. No news kung meron nang na-process.

  28. Hi good evening. My name is Lorna Sylvia V Velete. Am holder of Platinum Plan insurance which are long overdue and fully paid. Any update what to do? I found my name on the list (8) policies. Long overdue. Thanks

  29. I am a Platinum Plan holder and have 8 policies fully paidand some are matured already. Any update on what to do now? I just found this site. Thanks

  30. hi ma’m nora’. tanong ko lang po kung paano po ako makaclaim sa platinum plans ngaun ko lang po nalaman na nagsara na fully paid po ako sa pension plan katunayan meron po akong certificate of full payment ‘ ako nga po pala si benedict bato maraming salamat po

  31. Hi benedict, sorry wala akong makitang update sa Insurance Commission website, pero merong Facebook page na ito: Magtanung-tanong na lang at magbasa ng info at comments kung ito nga ang totoong Platinum Plans. Ang alam ko kasi nasa Branch 61 of the Regional Trial Court in Makati City ang kaso ng Platinum Plans at ang court-appointed liquidator as of April 2015 ay si Mamerto A. Marcelo Jr. Ibang liquidator na ang nasa Facebook, liquidator Cruz daw, bakit walang full name? Or hindi ko lang makita pa?
    I saw a Branch 61 document which says that the new liquidator as of June 2015 is Jesusa C. Bigay.

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