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Former Angeles mayor named Clark chairman

Ding Cervantes - The Philippine Star
Former Angeles mayor named Clark chairman
Pamintuan
STAR / File

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines — President Duterte has appointed former Angeles City mayor Edgardo Pamintuan as chairman of the state-owned Clark Development Corp. (CDC).

Pamintuan served several terms as mayor of Angeles City before and after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo which devastated his city. Later, he served as chairperson of the Regional Development Council for Central Luzon and national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines.

He also once served as presidential adviser and member of the panel for the peace process between the government and the CPP-NPA-NDF.

Under the administration of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Pamintuan served as the presidential adviser for external affairs from 2004-2010.

In his statement after his appointment, Pamintuan said “having been the chairman of Subic-Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD) from 2008 to 2010,

“I would like to thank former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who was one of the firsts who congratulated and welcomed me to CDC. With her expertise as the presidential adviser of Clark’s flagship projects, I am confident that her wisdom would complement the vision of Clark and its neighboring towns and cities,” he said.

“I would also like to thank my predecessor, former secretary Ping de Jesus who did an exemplary performance, and we still keep in touch together with former CDC president Noel Manankil, as well as BCDA president Vince Dizon. I also appreciate and praise the members of the board for their valuable contribution to the success that helps provide Clark a more secure foundation.”

“Despite the uncertainty of the pandemic, my mindset will be forward-moving in promoting success of Clark,” he said.

Back in 2012, he was chosen as the Top World Mayor by the World Mayors award. Multiple times, he had been awarded as the Philippines’ Most Outstanding Mayor by Superbrands International.

In 2010, he was among the TOFA (The Outstanding Filipinos Abroad) awardees.

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