The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) led the celebration of the Japan National Day at Clark Freeport.
The event was held on February 20 at the Quest Plus Conference Center-Clark, with representatives and staff from various Japanese locators in Clark in attendance.
During the event, CDC president and CEO Agnes Devanadera thanked the Japanese firms for their continuous support and partnership with the state-owned firm.
“This is our way of recognizing the people who started with us, and the people who have been with us for so long,” she said in a Punto Central Luzon report.
“For this, we have nothing but gratitude and the commitment to move with you, as you move CDC further. We hope to be able to improve our services, even at the forefront of our advocacies,” she was quoted as aying.
Japan Embassy in the Philippines Minister for Economic Affairs Daisuke Nihei attended the event.
“I’m so excited to be here today and it’s my first time to be here and visit Clark. This event is the beginning of bigger and better things to come,” he said.
“It is very important to promote people-to-people ties and mutual understanding between countries and I believe that the core strength of our countries’ relationship lies in our people,” the minister added.
“As long as we continue to focus on our shared priorities and our many commonalities in our relationship based on mutual respect, and honesty, we can achieve much more together,” he said.