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BCDA exec sworn in as CIAC chief

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE — The Clark International Airport Corp. on Friday announced that Joshua Bingcang is its new president and chief executive officer.

Bingcang is the senior vice president of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority who recently took his oath of office before Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista to assume the CIAC post, replacing officer-in-charge Darwin Cunanan.

CIAC is a subsidiary of the BCDA and mandated to ensure the development of the Clark civil aviation complex while the DOTr exercises policy supervision and operational control over the CIAC.

Under the Marcos administration, the DOTr assigned CIAC to exercise regulatory supervision and oversight of activities occurring within the aviation complex, including the Clark International Airport.

Bingcang was himself appointed officer-in-charge of the Clark aviation firm from 2019 to 2020, months after the privatization of the Clark International Airport and during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He will now head the Clark aviation firm poised to strengthen its commercial, engineering and corporate management teams to develop a globally-competitive service and logistics center at the aviation complex surrounding the Clark International Airport, the statement said.

As senior vice president of BCDA, Bingcang led the Clark airport expansion project, considered the fastest infrastructure project implemented by the national government which set the template for all other projects under the Duterte administration’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ program.  

Bingcang is a licensed electrical engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.  He also attended an Urban Policy and Governance program at the Nanyang Technological University, and trained at the Harvard Kennedy School in Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure.

He also managed the completion of the New Clark City project—a 9,450-hectare modern metropolis located within the Clark Special Economic Zone and envisioned to be the next growth driver in Luzon.  

CIAC is the government corporation managing the 2,367-hectare Clark Civil Aviation Complex, home to the Clark International Airport, and host to the mixed-use commercial hub Clark Global City and other locators engaged in manufacturing, information and technology, renewable energy, and other non-aviation-related industries. 

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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