In behalf of the management of Clark Development Corporation, I welcome the appointment of former Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan as Chairman of the CDC Board of Directors.
His chairmanship will be a big boost to the vision we have set forth for the corporation. Mr. Pamintuan is a dedicated and experienced public servant who has served in various capacities in local government, as a cabinet member and presidential adviser, and in international panels and undertakings.
Our new chairman comes from one of our host communities and was instrumental in opening the access to the Clark Freeport Zone and other centers of economy by helping create connectivity to the major thoroughfares like the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx), South Luzon Expressway (SLEx), the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx), the Cavite Expressway (CavitEx).
We also welcome the appointment of retired Lt. General Emmanuel Salamat to the CDC Board. Our new director is a member of PMA class 1985, a former Commandant of the Philippine Marines and Commander of the AFP Northern Luzon Command. He is a brother at arms and a mistah. His arrival coincides with that of Chairman Pamintuan. General Salamat brings with him his recent experience as Administrator of MWSS, an experience so vital in creating a business conducive environment in Clark.
The CDC Board is blessed with the addition of Chairman Pamintuan and Director Salamat to an already formidable depth and breadth that our current board and management possess. We look forward to the synergy that their arrival will bring for our greater role in economic progress and nation building.