President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed lawyer Randy Escolango as officer-in-charge administrator of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
Escolango was the SBMA Deputy Administrator for Legal Affairs prior to his appointment as OIC.
He replaced Roberto Garcia who served as chairman and administrator of SBMA for the last five years.
“In tandem with Chairman Martin Diño, we will build on what SBMA has accomplished under Chairman Bobby Garcia whose leadership has turned the agency in tip-top shape as records and statistics will show,” Escolango said.
Escolango holds a doctoral degree in public administration, a master’s degree in public management, a law degree from the Far Eastern University, and a bachelor’s degree from the New Era University.
Jake Escalona, an SBMA locator, welcomed the appointment of Escolango.
“Local businessmen and traders who are confused as to who is the designated administrator, have been somewhat appeased with the designation of an OIC administrator,” Escalona said.
“At long last, somebody from Olongapo has been tapped to lead the SBMA. Not to forget that he is a career official with CESO qualifications and who already knows the intricacies in running the agency,” added Dennis Legaspi, an Olongapo resident.