Atty. Edgardo D. Pamintuan was appointed Chairman of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) while retired Lt. General Emmanuel Salamat was appointed Director.
Chairman Pamintuan has vast experience as a public servant and has served in various capacities in local government, as a cabinet member and presidential adviser, and in international panels and undertakings.
Director Salamat is a member of PMA class 1985, a former Commandant of the Philippine Marines and Commander of the AFP Northern Luzon Command. He also recently served as an administrator of the MWSS.
Pamintuan and Salamat were sworn to office by Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vivencio Dizon.
Meanwhile, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) – Task Force Aguila (TFA) continued to strengthen efforts against illicit trade as they seized and intercepted some P170 million worth of goods through their Intelligence Operations from October 2018 to January 2021.
This was gleaned in the report submitted by TFA Director MGen. Francisco M. Cruz (Ret.) to CDC President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan. In the same report, it was mentioned that the active operations of TFA from October 2018 to January 2021 consisted of 60 incidents of apprehensions, interceptions, and seizures which resulted in the generation of revenues for the Philippine government.
The generated revenue from fines and penalties by locators amounting to P4,248,646 went to CDC while a total revenue of P106,921, 270 from forfeited goods was submitted to the National Treasury.
Aside from their active operations on criminal intelligence, CDC-TFA has also heightened their programs against illegal online gambling, illegal foreign nationals, and detection of illegal business operations. Various initiatives on screening potential locators, screening of winning bidders and contractors as well as protection for Clark consumers and improvement of network with intelligence community were accomplished by the CDC-TFA.