MARIVELES—Local officials of Mariveles voiced out their support for the proposed amendments on the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) Law.
The town officials led by Mayor Ace Jello Concepcion recently met Bataan 2nd District Rep. Joet Garcia and an AFAB representative to push for the amendments of the law.
In 2009, Republic Act 9728 or the Freeport Area of Bataan Act of 2009 converted the Bataan Economic Zone in this town into the special economic zone Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB).
“Cong. Joet called the consultation meeting between Mariveles and AFAB officials regarding the amendments and discussed the functions of each party,” Councilor Tito Catipon explained.
“The amendments will include, among others, the sea waters to become part of the Freeport,” said Angel Sunga.
“This move amending the Freeport law is timely and good, it will further boost development inside FAB and in the town of Mariveles. We in the LGU through the leadership of Mayor Concepcion and Vice Mayor Lito Rubia fully support this initiative,” Sunga added.
Aside from Concepcion, Catipon and Sunga, Councilors Joey Carandang and Emson Reyes, and Municipal Administrator Danilo Velasco attended the consultation meeting in Congress.