Pioneer launches Stories of Hope Playwriting Competition

For several decades now, Pioneer – an established life and non-life insurance company – has been supporting the artistic community and Filipino talent. It has always been inclined to the arts through sponsorships, coverage, and promotions of cultural events, covering theater plays such as Miss Saigon, The Little Mermaid, and Trumpet’s N.O.A.H.

Pioneer marketing head Len Pozon with Tanghalang Pilipino director Fernando “Tata Nanding” Josef

Last year, Pioneer rolled out the Stories of Friendship Video Competition that encouraged participants to share their take on friendship through a three-minute video, with Ateneo de Davao’s My Friends Who Ran taking home the first prize.

Pioneer and partners

This year, Pioneer continues to show its support for the arts with the launch of the Pioneer Stories of Hope Playwriting Competition.

The writing tilt paves way for fresh ideas from young, aspiring playwrights who have ‘hope-full’ stories to tell about Filipino resilience or being positive despite challenging situations.

“Pioneer has always been inspired by the arts and with this, we are honored that Tanghalang Pilipino, CCP and Writer’s Bloc, Inc. have partnered with us in our Stories of Hope campaign,” said Pioneer Marketing Head Len Pozon.

“Through this partnership, we want to spark the curiosity and understanding of the theater community, as well as heighten the appreciation of Filipino culture among students,” she added.

VLF playwrights

College students nationwide are invited to share these stories of hope through a one-act play in English, Filipino, or Taglish. Submission of scripts will be open until November 06, and the winner will be announced on December 14. A P25,000 cash prize plus insurance coverage from Pioneer await the winning entry. For complete details of the competition, visit

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