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CIAC welcomes Aquino as new CEO

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) welcomes the recent appointment of former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director general Aaron Aquino as its new president and chief executive officer.

CIAC outgoing officer-in-charge Joshua Bingcang, in a statement, said Aquino’s appointment is a “positive step towards further strengthening the agency’s capacity to develop the civil aviation complex.”

The CIAC Board of Directors on May 29 also unanimously expressed support to Aquino, who was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte on May 22.

READ: Ex-PDEA chief appointed Clark airport CEO

“We warmly welcome Gen. Aquino and look forward to further strengthening CIAC under his able and dynamic leadership. His expertise and vast experience in the executive branch of governance is a positive addition to the BCDA Group,” said Bingcang, who is also concurrent senior vice president for Business Development of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).

CIAC is a government-owned and controlled corporation and a subsidiary of BCDA. The Department of Transportation exercises policy and operational supervision over CIAC.

CIAC manages Clark Civil Aviation Complex, which is home to privately-run Clark International Airport (CRK), as well as the mixed-use business district Clark Global City, and currently around 46 locators in cargo and aviation-related businesses.

Bingcang said Aquino’s appointment to CIAC bodes well for the national government’s drive to expand airport infrastructure and capacity as the agency gears toward the development of the Clark Civil Aviation Complex, specifically in establishing a world-class commercial hub surrounding the airport.

Major projects in the pipeline include the new Air Traffic Control Tower, the upgrading of the Airfield Ground Lighting System, a new radar system, and the construction of the second runway in conformity with the CRK Master Plan.

Aquino had spent some time in Central Luzon when he was appointed regional director of the Philippine National Police in 2016. In 2017, he was named PDEA director general.

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