LOYOLA Plans Consolidated, Inc., a company with wider experience in delivering quality pre-need service and one of the most recognizable memorial plan companies in the country today having been in the business for 45 years, had a successful sales rally last May 10 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel.

The event was the brainchild of Loyola Plans Consolidated Inc. AVP for provincial sales Arnel A. Lacorte and SMA Mindanao Region James Hechanova.

The sales rally was not the usual preparation for sales agents to sell, almost like a big meeting that turns into boring lectures and more than redundant wastes of time. It was a gathering of minds, with new information shared and overloading of inputs to boost sales agents productivity this year.

Indeed it was an extraordinary day for the whole Loyola sales force, staff and planholders in Mindanao as 80's hearthrob and popular actor Gabby Concepcion entertained the attendees.

Gabby is the official product endorser of Loyola Plans.

Gabby appeared every inch the movie star as he greeted fans following his arrival at the Davao airport. The actor was dapper as he posed for pictures for his excited fans.

As expected, Gabby didn't lose the charm and wit that melted and profoundly touched so many hearts and many young girls in the 80's, and I wasn't all surprised when he was mobbed by admirers, and almost got one fan fainted.

He entertained the crowd with songs and dance numbers and gamely showed samples of his acting chops, selecting a co-star from the crowd of agents that send the audience into high panic.

Scoring an endorsement deal with Loyola Plans Consolidated, Inc. is the latest addition to Concepcion's recent career successes, including acting in ABS-CBN’s Sirena serye Dyesebel, playing the role of Gerard Anderson's father, Dante Montilla.

Gabby revealed that he has no qualms when Loyola Plans tapped him to be the official endorser, saying he is a proud "LOYAL" Loyola planholder, as his grandparents, father and other relatives are all serviced by the Loyola Memorial Service.

"Malay mo, magiging neighbors tayo sa Loyola Memorial Park," addressing the joke to several senior citizen agents who also graced the affair that brought the house down.

Concepcion also extended his gratitude to Loyola for the extraordinary service rendered for his late father.

The Loyola Plans Mindanao office was the first stop among the many provinces that Gabby Concepcion will be visiting.

The actor-singer thanked his fans for their unwavering support since his heyday in the 80's.

"They helped me grow all through these years," he said.

The event was also participated by various partner mortuaries, agents and planholders from different parts of Mindanao.

The whole day event started with a grand motorcade with stop-over at Loyola Plans Consolidated Inc. Davao Office on Mt. Apo St., Davao City for photo ops.

Gabby and his entourage were welcomed by the very generous and top Loyola agent Gloria Maria "Gigi" Daquipil Coronel, her husband Reynaldo "Tat" Villa-ABrille Coronel and their adoptive Mama Teresita "Tia Neng" R. Villa-Abrille to their fabulous home and served a sumptuous lunch.

During the event, the Loyola business managers (Sales Agents) were able to bring in approximately P1.2 million of gross sales.

Kudos to the event organizers from Loyola including my friends Sharon C. Paciente and John Paul Resurreccion and the rest of the Davao regional office staff.


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