_CLARK FREEPORT – The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced that the value of exports inside this world-class Freeport for 2011have breached the $2-billion mark three years earlier than the target date set by state-owned firm.
CDC President Felipe Antonio B. Remollo said despite an apparent decline in Philippine exports due to a worldwide economic slump last year, Clark-based enterprises were able to ship at least $2.258 billion exports between January and December 2011.
Comparatively, Remollo said the amount is a remarkable 55-percent increase from the $1.453 billion exports recorded in 2010.
_CLARK FREEPORT – The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) said it is planning to transform the CDC Parade Grounds into a “melting pot” of various tourism-related activities.
CDC President Felipe Antonio B. Remollo, during a radio interview at a local public affairs program, made the announcement saying the plan for the CDC Parade Grounds was an offshoot of the success of the CDC-initiated “human chain” fund-raising project for the benefit of victims of Typhoon Sendong held last Dec. 28.
This event, Remollo said, gathered about 3,000 people and was also highlighted by performances from six winning participants of the recently-held giant lantern festival from the City of San Fernando.
_CLARK FREEPORT – The Metro Clark Information and Communications Technology Council (MCICTC) recently awarded a total of 510 training scholarship vouchers to four (4) local schools with accredited Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) courses in the ICT/BPO field, according to Celine Rivera, MCICTC Executive Director.
The program, dubbed Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) originated from an agreement forged among TESDA, the Business Process Association of the Philippines (BPAP) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP). TWSP aims to “increase the ICT/BPO talent pool by giving deserving students opportunities for free training through TESDA accredited institutions and help enhance the overall hiring rate in the ICT industry” said MCICTC President, Frankie Villanueva.