Economic Hubs


With their unique and distinct features, the BCDA-administered freeports and special economic zones remained to be among the country’s prime investment locations this year—helping sustain the country’s socio-economic and tourism progress.

The thrust of BCDA in expanding economic opportunities for Filipinos is echoed within BCDA-administered zones : the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga, the John Hay Special Economic Zone in Baguio City, the Poro Point Freeport Zone in La Union, and the Bataan Technology Park in Morong.

The Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone in Pampanga province, with an area of 26,000 hectares, is a fully-integrated logistics, tourism, manufacturing, and agro-industrial development. Within it is Clark International Airport, a 2,367-hectare aviation complex designated as the new international gateway for the Philippines. The Poro Point Freeport Zone in La Union is a prime location for investments and tourism in North Luzon with its airport, seaport and tourism facilities. The John Hay Special Economic Zone in Baguio City is a tourism complex, a multiple-use forest watershed and a human resource development center. The Bataan Technology Park in Morong, Bataan is planned for an industrial and tourism development.

BCDA’s subsidiaries managing these freeports—namely the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC), Poro Point Management Corporation (PPMC) and the Bataan Technology Park, Inc. (BTPI), respectively, continue to offer opportunities for investment and tourism to the local and international communities and, in effect, guaranteed employment to thousands of Filipinos.

Easily accessible via the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), these economic growth centers in Central and Northern Luzon have proven to be major drivers in steering the nation towards socioeconomic development.

EXCLUSIVE – Building the first sustainable smart city in Philippines in collaboration with private sector and international agencies

OpenGov had the opportunity to speak to Vivencio B. Dizon (above), President and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) about the development of the 9,450 hectare Clark Green City. Pres. Dizon talked about working with private sector technology firms, multilateral agencies and foreign institutions to provide best-in-class ICT infrastructure and build a Read more...

Posted: May 15, 2017

PRESENTATIONS on Dutertenomics / Build! Build! Build!

Build! Build! Build! Presentation during the Launch of Dutertenomics Forum held last April 18, 2017 at Conrad Hotel, Pasay City. Build! Build! Build! Presentation during the Dutertenomics Forum II held last April 25, 2017 at Conrad Hotel, Pasay City. Build! Build! Build! Presentation during the Pocket Conference for ASEAN@50 2017 held last April 27, 2017 Read more...

Posted: May 9, 2017

National government ushers in the Philippines’ “Golden Age of Infrastructure”

“Build Build Build,” the country’s most ambitious infrastructure plan, unveils high-impact infrastructure projects of national government—perceived as among the bold solutions to traffic congestion, the high cost of prices, the demand for efficient mass transport projects, and the need for more jobs—during the first DuterteNomics Forum at the Conrad, in Pasay City. Present to discuss Read more...

Posted: May 9, 2017

Tarlac leaders unite in support of high-impact infrastructure projects in Central Luzon

Tarlac local government leaders gathered in Clark to show support for “Build, Build, Build,” President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Infrastructure Program which details high-impact infrastructure projects in the country, during the third leg of the Clark Development Stakeholders’ Roadshow held at the Widus Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone. Increased infrastructure spending is the Duterte administration’s solution Read more...

Posted: May 9, 2017

Clark roadshow highlights government’s infrastructure plans for the next six years

Committed to developing Central and Northern Luzon through high impact infrastructure, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) brings the Build Build Build Infrastructure Plan to the Clark Development Stakeholders Roadshow at the Royce Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. The Build Build Build plan details the high impact projects of national government that offer bold Read more...

Posted: May 9, 2017

BCDA Infrastructure Works

SUBIC-CLARK-TARLAC EXPRESSWAY (SCTEX) Started on April 5, 2005, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) is the country’s longest expressway at 93.77 kilometers. Commercial operations started on April 28, 2008, with the opening of the Subic-Clark Segment and Zone A of the portion of Clark-Tarlac Segment. The opening of Zones B and C of the remaining Clark-Tarlac Segment Read more...

Posted: March 3, 2017