BCDA receives international award for driving sustainable growth through New Clark City
SINGAPORE — For building New Clark City, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority
(BCDA) was recently recognized as a driving force of sustainable growth and a contributor to
social change, during the Asia’s Green Future Leaders Awards, held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in
BCDA was conferred the Green Future Leadership Award, an award which recognizes
organizations that have made a difference in the lives of others through their strategies for
sustainable growth and commitment towards social change.
The award was presented by Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Asia, a “global network of executives
specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal
relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers.”
Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Leilani Barlongay-Macasaet received the
award in behalf of BCDA President and CEO Vivencio B. Dizon.
BCDA is currently building New Clark City, a 9,450-hectare development, 100 km north of
Manila. It is the Philippines’ first smart, green, and resilient metropolis. New Clark City is also the
site of a back-up center for government operations and a world-class training hub for athletes.
A future-proof metropolis, nature remains at the heart of the New Clark City development allowing
for healthy and sustainable living.
BCDA will preserve about 60 percent or 6,000 hectares dedicated for open green spaces and
agriculture. Roads in the metropolis are pedestrian and bike-friendly. On the other hand, access
roads to and from the metropolis provide connectivity for everyone, bringing the benefits of
progress closer to residents, farmers and the indigenous peoples (IPs).
It is with this passion and commitment to sustainability and social change that the jury of the
award-giving body took notice of BCDA’s efforts as it worked behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s
“Build Build Build” program.
The members of the jury are senior professionals from across the globe who took note of the
organizations’ work quality, rural reach and outlook, and their ability to contribute value to social
Members of the jury included Dr. Arun Arora, Executive President and CEO of The Economic
Times, and Emeritus Chairman of World HRD Congress; Professor Indira Parikh, India’s Iconic
HR Leader; Dr. C.M. Dwivedi, Group Chief Human Resource Officer of Fazlani Group of
Companies; Dr. Saugata Mitra, Chief People Officer & Group Head HR of Mother Dairy Fruit &
Vegetable Pvt. Ltd.; Dr. R L Bhatia, Founder of World CSR Day and World CSR Congress, and
Dr. Sanjay Muthal, Executive Director of INSIST Executive Search.
The Certification was provided by World Federation of CSR Professionals—an independent and
non-profit award-giving body located in Mumbai in India.
SINGAPORE — The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) was recognized for driving sustainable growth while creating value to social change by international award-giving body, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Asia, a “global network of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange between brand decision makers.” Receiving the Green Future Leadership Award is BCDA Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Leilani Barlongay-Macasaet, representing BCDA President and CEO Vivencio B. Dizon. With her are (from L-R) Dr. Newton Kondaveti, Co-Founder & Chairman of Life Foundation, and Mr. Chetan Wakalkar, Group Director & Managing Trustee of Indira Group of Institutes.