CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – Members of the local press held a luncheon on December 13 to celebrate a year well-spent on servicing the public.
The press gathering, dubbed as “Pampanga Media Year-End Fellowship”, was sponsored by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Clark Development Corporation (CDC), and Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
The three government agencies thanked the media men for their crucial role in promoting the Clark Freeport Zone. As a gesture of support and gratitude to the local press, the presidents and chief executive officers of BCDA, CDC, and CIAC graced the luncheon.
During the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, the local press covered all the related meetings that were held in Clark. More than the ASEAN Summit related meetings, the local press broadcasted the arrival of some world leaders at the Clark International Airport on November 11 and 12.
CDC President and Chief Executive Officer Noel F. Manankil grabbed the opportunity to recount the milestones in Clark’s development as a prime industrial zone. He said that in 2017, around 20 kilometers of road has been constructed in Clark, while the number of locators soared to more than 900.
The executives of the two other agencies, BCDA and CIAC, all called for the media’s fair reporting of what is happening in Clark, especially now that the Philippine government is singling out this freeport zone as a site of infrastructure breakthroughs.
CDC President and CEO Noel Manankil said Clark has surpassed its previous records in investment and infrastructural developments.
BCDA President and CEO Vivencio Dizon thanked the members of the press for their balanced reporting of Clark’s affairs.
The local media men should be commended because they stand for what they publicize, said CIAC President and CEO Alexander Caugiran