CLARK, indeed, is such a blessing. With the Clark Freeport Zone, the New Clark City (NCC) and the Metro Clark Area ready for hosting the Southeast Asian Games (Seag) and beyond.
As we see it, everything in Clark, from the historic Parade Grounds, The Villages, Royce Hotel, and all other venues including the Laus Event Center are more than ready to host their designated sporting events. Executives, planners and implementors in these venues had made sure that they are ready even before the target completion dates. Also, major roads were widened and beautified, trees lighted, security beefed up. Indeed, Clark and surrounding areas have prepared to give athletes, officials and spectators a worthwhile experience.
Maybe unknown to many, Clark Freeport has long been ready for various sports events. Even before the Seag, Clark has been getting recognition for being the Philippines’ Sports Tourism Destination from the Philippine Sports Tourism Awards and other award giving bodies.
Both the social and mainstream media are abuzzed at how delegations are taken care of inside Clark. From their arrival at the Clark International Airport and even up to the their leisure hours where they enjoy visits to Clark Museum and other places of interests. Ahhh, as to food preparations, a powerhouse of chefs have been tapped especially for Halal foods. No “kikiams” here but the best of culinary treats known of Pampanga.
Amazement could very well be the best description on the reaction of people who see the SEAG facilities in Clark. This can be gleaned from various social media and news reports.
As it appears now, Clark – the Freeport Zone and NCC -- will make the Seag experience safe, enjoyable, worthwhile and meaningful for all.