Ex-CDC leader cites Freeport growth

CLARK FREEPORT -- A former Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president has recently lauded current CDC management for keeping focused on chalking up more progress at the Freeport.

Levy P. Laus, chairman and CEO of the Laus Group of Companies (LGC) rallied CDC officials led by Arthur P. Tugade to continue developing Clark.

Laus, also Chairman Emeritus of Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. cited CDC and its officials for various development and investment projects. He encouraged CDC officials and employees to continue performing the agency's mandate while protecting government interests. He also commended CDC for the sustained progress in Clark.

“We see how Clark is progressing, we see how Clark is developing and many things have stabilized inside the Clark Freeport,” Laus said.

Owing to the sound business environment here, Laus said that expanding business in Clark indicates that the Freeport is now one of the country’s top investment destinations.

“That would be one reason why the Laus Group was never hesitant, was never reluctant or even had second thoughts of putting up a major investment here in Clark,” the former CDC president said.

“Clark Freeport as you now, is closest to my heart, it’s a personal fulfillment that somehow my relationship with Clark will continue,” Laus added.

For his part, Tugade said CDC is committed to bring in more investments and jobs while at the same time keeping integrity among its officers and employees.

“We remain positive that Clark will continue to progress because of the people who are committed to doing what is decent, committed to doing what is fair and committed to business development,” Tugade added.

LGC will start constructing its Clark facility next year. The said company is investing P240 Million for the establishment of dealership and showcase for various automotive brands inside this Freeport.

Established in 1978, LGC is a diverse network of companies dealing predominantly in the automotive business industry in Central and North Luzon, including some in Metro Manila.

During his time as CDC president, Laus coined the statement “the future of Clark is so bright that we need to wear shades.”

During the signing ceremonies, Laus once again reiterated this statement as he observed the continuing progress and development he also helped usher in as CDC president. (CDC CommDep)
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