07 July 2011

Garcia stays put in SBMA

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — President Benigno Aquino III has reappointed Francis Garcia as representative of the province of Bataan in the Board of Directors of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

Garcia and fellow directors were sworn into office recently in a ceremony held at the Ceremonial Hall in Malacañan Palace.

Bataan’s second district Rep. Albert Garcia joined Balanga Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III and sister Gila, former SBMA director, to witness the oath-taking of their brother.

“I am committed to the vision of President Noynoy Aquino and the SBMA itself of attracting more investors that will translate to more employment opportunities for our people and gain much-needed revenues for our government,” the young Garcia said.

He was director from March 2010 to August 2010 until his reappointment to the post in the former American Naval Base, three-fourth of the total land area of which belongs to Bataan.

Garcia graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Engineering majoring in Computer Science. (Butch Gunio, Manila Standard Today)