Exec denies stoppage of works at TMC-Clark

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Thursday, August 14, 2014


CLARK FREEPORT -- A top ranking executive of The Medical City-Clark (TMC) denied Thursday reports that the construction of the facility was stopped due to the reported dispute between Global Gateway Development Corporation and its contractor, Peregrine Development International.

In a statement, TMC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Cenon R. Alfonso said there was "absolutely no truth to the report."

"A news report came out last Friday, August 8, 2014 stating that the construction of The Medical City-Clark was stopped as early as the first week of June 2014 because of a dispute between the Global Gateway Development Corporation and its contractor, Peregrine Development International. There is absolutely no truth to this report," he said in the statement.

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Alfonso said, "Global Gateway Development Corporation has assured us that they will continue to finance the construction of the hospital and that it will be turned over to us on schedule. Global Gateway Development Corporation is as committed as we are to develop a network of healthcare facilities that extends and broadens the brand of The Medical City at the national and international level."

"As the CEO of The Medical City-Clark, I make it a point to visit the hospital site three times a week. Construction has not stopped and is in full swing. It is actually in its final stages and we are scheduled to open one month earlier, on December 8, 2014," he added.

Presently, he said, all activities are geared towards preparing for the opening of TMC-Clark – recruiting doctors, hospital staff, training and building relationships with the provinces that they will serve.

"We look forward to advancing our advocacy of patient partnership and equity in health and development in Central Luzon," said Alfonso.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 15, 2014.

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