02 October 2016

Diño to take over as SBMA chairman

Former Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) chairman Martin Diño will take over as the new chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) on Monday, October 3.

His appointment letter dated September 23, 2016 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte states, “ Pursuant to the provisions of existing laws, you are hereby appointed Chairman, Board of Directors, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, for a term expiring on 30 June 2022.”

He will take over the helm from SBMA chairman Roberto Garcia.

Diño, former barangay (village) chairman in Quezon City, filed his candidacy under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in October 2015 for President in the 2016 synchronized elections but withdrew at the last minute and nominated Duterte as substitute standard-bearer of PDP-Laban.

He is also the father of Liza Diño, head of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

The new freeport chief, according to a source at the SBMA, will make his first appearance during flag-raising ceremony on Monday.

A transition team from Diño’s camp arrived in Subic on Friday for briefing and orientation by the outgoing administration on SMBA operations and programs. (Patrick Roxas, Manila Times)

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