27 November 2011

‘Heroes of the Freeport’ set for citation

The Subic Bay Freeport Development Foundation, Inc. (SBFDFI) is set to recognize the finest workers in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in the upcoming Ten Outstanding Freeport Workers Awards night.

Lawyer Severo Pastor Jr., head of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Labor Department, said the 10 outstanding employees will be chosen from a field of 37 nominees originally recommended by their respective employers

He said that this year’s awardees will be selected from among the nominees submitted by 13 locator-companies in the zone, as well as seven nominees from the SBMA.

The awards, which are given annually by the SBFDFI in the past 10 years, will be a fitting tribute to the “heroes of the Freeport,” as the SBMA calls the workers here.

Pastor said that Subic workers are now globally-competitive workers, as proven by the continued stay of multi-national companies in Subic despite the economic crisis that has affected the United States, Japan, and parts of Europe.

“These workers, who were nominated, selected and had qualified for the awards are therefore considered the best of the best. They are exemplary employees not only of the corporations they represent, but also of the whole Subic Freeport,” Pastor added.

The nominees for the Ten Outstanding Freeport Workers Awards went through a rigid process of selection, as those who were nominated by their respective companies were screened and thoroughly interviewed.

Among the panelist that conducted the final interview of the nominees are Atty. Michael Angelo Villamor, who represented SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia; Dr. Roland Fronda, district school superintendent in Olongapo City; and Olongapo businessman Ramon Del Rosario.

The awarding will be held on November 29, Pastor said. (SBMA Corporate Communications)