CLARK FREEPORT— The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) was recently recognized by the Commission on Audit (COA) for its various efforts and initiatives to mitigate and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the first flag-raising ceremony of the state-owned firm for the year 2021, CDC President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan shared that COA has commended the strategic measures initiated by the CDC-COVID 19 team.

With the said recognition, Gaerlan congratulated and encouraged the employees to continuously provide quality services to all stakeholders even when faced with unprecedented challenges.

 “Congratulations to all our honorees and awardees. Marami sa atin ang nagtulong tulong at nagcontribute nitong pandemic but the team of Dra. Dobles (referring to Health and Sanitation Division (HSD) led by Dr. Clemencita Dobles), they were even commended by the Commission On Audit for a job well done,” he said.

On its recent audit observation, COA cited CDC’s numerous COVID-response programs which include the establishment of COVID facilities, and the adaption of significant COVID-19 protocols that were benchmarked and emulated by other areas in the country. These and all the other notable projects of CDC became beneficial not only for this Freeport but also for its adjacent provinces and communities.

Meanwhile, Gaerlan also led the awarding of certificates of commendation to different CDC groups for their contribution to the successful implementation of COVID prevention measures and activities.

For her part, CDC Vice President for Administration and Finance Engr. Mariza Mandocdoc acknowledged the CDC departments, executives, and officers who have taken the lead in fighting the pandemic.

Mandocdoc cited Dobles as one of the lead recipients of the said award.  Dobles along with the CDC – COVID 19 team was recognized for their commitment and dedication in successfully conducting the numerous activities that contributed to the prevention and containment of COVID-19 in this Freeport. Offices and divisions such as the Corporate Social Responsibility and Placement Division (CSRPD), Public Safety Division (PSD), Purchasing Division, Health and Sanitation Division (HSD), Accounting Division, Treasury Division, Information Technology Department (ITD), Property Management Division (PMD), Human Resources Division (HRD), Communications Division (CD), Engineering Services Group (ESG), Assets Management Division (AMD) and Transportation Section were also acknowledged.

Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan (4th from left) led the awarding of certificates of commendation to officers, employees, and departments of CDC that became instrumental in the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 in Clark Freeport Zone. Also in the photo are (from right to left) Assistant Vice President for Business Enhancement Department Atty. Noelle Mina Meneses, CDC Health and Sanitation Division (HSD) Senior Officer Engr. Filemon Angeles, CDC-HSD Manager and Task Force COVID- Clark Safe Haven Medical Group Director Dr. Clemencita Dobles, Assistant Vice President for Business Development Department II Rodem Perez, CDC Tourism Promotion Division (TPD) Manager Noemi Julian, Assistant Vice President for Business Development Department I Thelma Ocampo, and CDC –TPD Assistant Manager Elenita Lorenzo. CDC-CD Photo