The United States States first occupied 7,600 acres in the precursor of Clark in 1902, expanding this to 158,277 acres, which is about the size of Singapore, University of the Philippines professor Roland Simbulan said in his book “The Bases of Our Insecurity.”
By Amy R. Remo
The Bases Conversion and Development Authority is set to free up more land that can be leased to or redeveloped by potential investors at the Clark Freeport in Pampanga and is having a Philippine Air Force unit currently based there moved to Subic.
Several companies wary of organized labor here have blacklisted more than 2,000 workers, mostly women, who have been temporarily laid off after a fire gutted their garments factory on May 31, a union officer told a labor official in Central Luzon.
The private sector has boosted the tourism prospects of Metro Clark (Clark Freeport, Angeles and Mabalacat cities) and Pampanga.
Two separate incidents triggered brownouts in six Pampanga towns and Clark Freeport on Friday.