((L-R) Nueva Ecija Tourism officer Atty. Jose San Pedro, Gov. Ebdane’s representative Engr. Edwin Ebdane, DOLE Region 3 Labor and Employment chief officer Alexander Insacruz, DTI-3 regional director Judith Angeles, Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando, Tarlac Gov. Susan Yap, Pampanga’s representative Cherry Manalo, former Aurora Gov. Ramoncita Ong, DOT-3 regional director Carolina Uy and Bataan department head Zena Sugatain. Contributed Photo)
CLARK FREEPORT — The Central Luzon Expo (CLExpo) is the newest project that is envisioned to showcase trade, tourism and investment opportunities of each of the seven provinces in the region.
Spearheaded by the Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation, Inc. (CLGCFI), which was founded 12 years ago by then Zambales Gov. Amor Deloso to promote Region 3, the CLGCFI aims to present Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales under one exposition.
CLGCFI is composed of the seven governors of Central Luzon and in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 3.
Central Luzon is one of the key growth regions in the Philippines contributing significantly to the generation of investments and exports.
Being the only region in the Philippines that is accessible through two international airports, it has become the gateway to Asia and other countries while expanding continuously and building more infrastructure facilities like the full development of the New Clark City.
CLGCFI president and Tarlac Gov. Susan Yap said: “This year with so much activities and developments in Region 3, it’s time to introduce what we have in store from tourism, the creativity to promote SMEs, and investment opportunities in the region.”
Exhibit booths will also be available to display the products and services of SMEs and private companies. The Department of Labor and Employment will also organize a job fair for job seekers and private companies in the region.
Provincial presentations and business- to-business meetings will also be arranged between investment specialists of the provinces and prospective investors from the private sectors.
CLExpo is set on October 17-18 at the ASEAN Convention Center here with the theme: “Central Luzon: Opportunities. Progress. The Future.”