THE Clark International Airport (CRK) has set up an exclusive lounge for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) inside its newly constructed passenger terminal.
Officials of the Bases Conversion and Developement Authority (BCDA) and Clark airport dedicate the cozy lounge to the OFWs, who are considered as modern-day heroes.
"The newly completed Clark International Airport terminal building is dedicating a transit lounge exclusively for the use of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) — free of charge," the BCDA stated.
BCDA President Vince Dizon and Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (Lipad) Corp. Chief Executive Officer Bi Yong Chungunco gave prominent government officials and dignitaries a first look at the OFW Lounge of the new CRK terminal.
Among the government officials were Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III; former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, currently Presidential Adviser on Clark Programs and Projects; Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, and several Metro Manila mayors.
“OFWs make a huge sacrifice for our country. The OFW Lounge is our small way of saying thanks, and reassuring our kababayans that we value them, wherever they are in the world and especially here at home,” Dizon said.
The P12.55 billion new Clark airport terminal can accommodate 8 million passengers per year.
It is expected to spur economic development and tourism in Central and Northern Luzon.