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Hawaii-based Filipino investors eye opportunities in Clark

To explore potential areas for investment and growth opportunities in Central Luzon, over 40 Filipino investors and entrepreneurs based in Hawaii, USA, toured New Clark City and Clark Freeport Zone on Tuesday, October 25. The Clark tour was organized as part of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii’s (FCCH) 30th Goodwill and Trade Mission to the Philippines, led by Philippine Consul General to Hawaii Emil Fernandez and Vice Consul Jomar Sadie. The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), together with the Clark Development Corp. (CDC) and Subic-Clark Alliance Development Council (SCADC) hosted the site visit. With a focus on the world-class facilities and sustainable features of Clark, this leg of the trade mission was aimed at positioning Clark and Central Luzon as a prime investment destination for the Filipino business community in Hawaii.  BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Aileen R. Zosa urged the contingent to consider investing in New Clark City as they pursue avenues of growth in the Philippines.  “We encourage you to take a look at New Clark City, which is envisioned to be the country’s next smart, sustainable and green metropolis. Partner with us and be a part of this city’s growth story,”  Zosa said.  Rynah Ventura, CDC vice president for Business Development and Business Enhancement, also sought FCCH’s support in generating more interest in Clark.  “This trade mission is an important initiative that will allow our industry leaders to explore the various investment opportunities in Clark and the Philippines. We fervently hope that this will also stimulate more interest, meaningful collaboration, and stronger ties with our business sectors from across the globe,” Ventura said.  Established in 1954, FCCH aims to empower the Filipino business community in Hawaii by fostering trade and investment opportunities. Filipinos currently make up one of the largest minority groups in Hawaii. FCCH conducted its first Goodwill and Trade Mission to the Philippines in 1963, with the purpose of improving the relationship between Hawaii and the Philippines. Through this trade mission, FCCH helps its members strengthen business ties in the Philippines, and with that, promoting the growth and prosperity of Filipinos based in Hawaii.

October 27, 2022

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One of the best: New Clark City stadium nominated for world’s ‘Stadium of the Year’

The New Clark City Athletics Stadium used in the 30th South East Asian Games (SEA Games) is nominated for “Stadium of the Year,” a recognition previously given to the Olympic Stadium in London, England. Designed by the Budji+Royal Architecture+Design firm and built by MTD Clark, Inc., the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium in New Clark City is among the top 10 stadiums in the world, and is in the running for the “Jury Award” in the annual Stadium of the Year awards. The Athletics Stadium is the first sports facility in the Philippines with a track certified as Class 1 by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It is part of the New Clark City Phase 1A development of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). “To be nominated as one of the top 10 stadiums proves that Filipinos can build a truly world-class facility,” said BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon. “The sports facilities built in New Clark City are what our athletes deserve and we hope this recognition will further inspire them.” The annual “Stadium of the Year” Awards is a non-commercial project launched 10 years ago to celebrate the best of stadium architecture. The recognition was previously given to the Olympic Stadium in London, England, the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and the Matmut Atlantique in Bordeaux, France. Aside from the Jury vote, the Athletics Stadium may also win the “The Public Award.” The online voting for the said award is open until March 15, 2020 via http://stadiumdb.com/competitions/stadium_of_the_year_2019. The New Clark City stadium in Capas, Tarlac joins nine other nominees selected by the Jury: the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar; Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Australia; Datong Sports Center Stadium in China; Japan National Stadium in Tokyo; Puskas Arean in Budapest, Hungary; Stadion Tehelne Pole in Bratislava, Slovakia; Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England; VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia; and Wuhan Five Rings SC Stadium in China. New Clark City is also home to the 2,000-seater Aquatics Center certified by the International Swimming Federation or FINA.

March 7, 2020

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