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Gaerlan instated as 13th CDC President

Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Director Manuel Gaerlan took oath of office Thursday, January 14, officially replacing Noel F. Manankil, who resigned in October 2020.

Gaerlan is now the 13th president and CEO of the state-run government corporation established in 1993. He was sworn in by CDC Officer-in-Charge for Office of the Chairman and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and CEO Vivencio Dizon during the organizational meeting of the CDC Board of Directors (BOD), which he is a part of. 

BOD members and other executive officers of CDC witnessed the said event. 

A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy in 1985, he was the class valedictorian and summa cum laude (record holder of the four-year overall grade point average of 96.126 percent). He also received 13 awards on his graduation, including the Presidential and Prime Minister Saber for besting 211 cadets.  

He received his post-graduate degree in Master of Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), where he graduated with distinction in 2002. Later on, becoming president and CEO of Prime Lift and Load Industries, he developed competence in management, including operations, strategic planning, marketing, and finance.

Gaerlan succeeded 12 former appointed CDC presidents, including Antonio Henson, Romeo David, Rufo Colayco, Sergio Naguiat, Emmanuel Angeles, Antonio Ng, Liberato Laus, Benigno Ricafort, Felipe Antonio Remollo, Eduardo Oban Jr., Arthur Tugade, and Noel Manankil.

Source: Punto, Clark Development Corporation
Phoot: Clark Development Corporation

Gerone Baladhay
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