CDC kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration

CLARK FREEPORT — The 25th anniversary of Clark Development Corporation kicked off Monday with flag-raising ceremonies and a motorcade from this Freeport to the Cities of Angeles and Mabalacat in Pampanga.

Proclamation 80, which was signed by then President Fidel V. Ramos, designated the CDC as the implementing arm of Clark Special Economic Zone under the Republic Act 7227—the Bases Conversion Act.

The proclamation was signed on April 3 following the twin devastation wrought by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in June 1991 and the eventual pull out of the 13th US Air Force at the former Clark Air Base in Pampanga.

Aside from the flag-raising and motorcade, CDC has also prepared other events to commemorate the silver anniversary of the state-owned firm from being a desolated former US military base into one of the prime investment destinations in Asia today.

On April 6, CDC will hold a tree-planting event inside the Freeport, fun walk on April 13, film showing on April 16-17.

On April 20, CDC will hold its anniversary celebration which will coincide with the service recognition of employees who have reached five years, 10 years, 15 years and 25 years.

And on April 27, the state-owned firm will have its annual jobs fair where close to 100 companies here are expected to participate.

The Freeport is currently host to 949 locators and more than 108,000 employees.