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05 October 2009

Solon bats for stronger SBMA, CDC

Bataan Rep. Abet S. Garcia is pushing for the enactment of a law strengthening and expanding the powers of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and Clark Development Corp. (CDC) to allow them to further develop other Special Economic Zones in Luzon to optimize airports and seaports in Subic and in Manila.

Eldest son of Bataan Governor Enrique “Tet” Garcia, the bachelor solon said that “The State must be aggressive in taking advantage of the strategic infrastructure in Subic, Clark and Manila as international transportation hubs. The development of Special Economic Zones in the municipalities nearby, bordering the highway and railway and connected to the airports and seaports in Subic, Clark and Manila must be encouraged as this will bring jobs to the people and work to the workers and promote a rising standard of living and an improved quality of life for all. The development of these Special Economic Zones will embody a decentralized local government and private sector-led development..." (Mar T. Supnad, Manila Bulletin)

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