CILA Chairman Steven Virata and President Josh Go inducted Cebu Pacific, Corp., China Banking Corp., INAEC North Aviation Corp., Le Mans Stellar Motor Corp., Metro Jet Engineering Clark, and Premium Shield Insurance before CILA’s members and board of directors.
These corporations are all located inside the Clark Freeport Zone, which made them eligible for full membership. Corporations located outside Clark can still be part of CILA as honorary or associate members.
The new member-corporations expressed high hopes that their entry to CILA can help them establish stronger connections with other businesses inside Clark.
“CILA will be providing a good network (for us) with other entrepreneurs here in Clark,” said Cebu Pacific Sales Supervisor Sheila Marie C. Galang.
Five out of the abovementioned six corporations are totally new to CILA, while China Banking Corp. is merely renewing its membership.
“Right now, we are actually renewing our membership since there’s a new (Chinabank) branch here in Clark which opened last December,” said Branch Manager Lorna Cruz.
The induction of new members coincided with Clark Development Corporation’s (CDC) presentation to CILA of upcoming developments in Clark. CDC Chairman Jose “Ping” De Jesus talked about infrastructure projects in the Clark Freeport Zone under the “Build, Build, Build” program.
As the sole unifying body of all investors in Clark, CILA keeps its members abreast of the developments in this freeport zone. It is taking decisive steps to bind the members of Clark community through regular membership meetings, seminars and workshops, and athletic events.