On president Rodrigo Duterte’s first ever State of the Nation Address (SONA) he sincerely mentioned his plans of utilizing the potentials of Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga during his term. Clark Pampanga is now tagged as potential alternate global gateway outside of Metro Manila, considering its features of being the link on country’s interconnected highways, and having its own airport that continuously increasing its flight both for local and international locations. And now after President Duterte’s, appointed Atty. Arthur Tugade as one of his cabinet members to handle Department of Transportation (DOTr) who was also the former president of Clark Development Corporation (CDC), huge chance of Duterte’s plans for Clark will take place.
On Smart Communication launching of free Wifi at the Clark International Airport, Secretary Tugade was one of their VIP guest. On Tugade’s speech, he mentioned that DOTr is planned to transfer its main office inside Clark. Tugade brought with him his under secretaries and his staffs for a meeting with CDC personels will take place after the event, to talk about the possible location of DOTr office within the 2,370 hectares Clark Aviation Complex. This move will surely open more opportunities to the unstoppable growth and development of Clark. Tugade’s conviction that shows, that despite his national post, his heart still remains with Clark,
“Many times when I was here, there were sectors that doubted me, not only doubted me but cast as person on my character and personality, sinasabi ko sa inyo let my action now speaks for itself not your words but my acts that matter, and the acts that matter right now is I’m showing my true faith and conviction with Clark”, Tugade said.