CDC IS PAF AFFILIATED RESERVE UNIT OF THE YEAR. Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Assistant Vice President for Business Enhancement Atty. Noelle Mina Meneses (2nd from right), who is also the group commander of the CDC reservist group, receives the plaque of merit from Philippine Air Force (PAF) Major General Arthur M. Cordura (2nd from left). The CDC was recognized as PAF Affiliated Reserve Unit of the Year. (Contributed Photo)
CLARK FREEPORT — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has named Clark Development Corporation (CDC) as the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Affiliated Reserve Unit of the Year.
PAF Major General Arthur M. Cordura, who is also the Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, presented the award to the state-owned firm which was received by CDC Assistant Vice President for Business Enhancement Atty. Noelle Mina Meneses during the celebration of the 41st National Reservist Week (NRW) held at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
Meneses serves as the group commander of the CDC reservist group, which is also known as 2320th PAF Affiliated Group Reserve.
The AFP, in recognizing CDC as one of the awardees, cited its efforts and support to the various activities and initiatives that contribute to nation-building.
Some of these include the conduct of medical missions and outreach programs, relief operations even during the height of the Taal Volcano eruption at the onset of 2020, and to communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The CDC reservists also help in providing donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontliners, and the provision of education and training programs for IP communities, among others.
Other awardees during the NRW celebration are the 1901st Ready Reserve Unit Infantry Brigade as Philippine Army Ready Reserve Unit of the Year, Linaheim Properties Inc. as the Philippine Army Affiliated Reserve Unit of the Year, and the 6th Air Force Wing Reserve (Zamboanga City) as the PAF Ready Reserve Unit of the Year (Wing Level).
Currently, almost 200 CDC employees have undergone and completed Military Orientation Training (MOT) initiated by the PAF. The training included reception activity, lectures, Immediate Action Drills (IAD), Firing or Marksmanship activity and Field Training Exercises.
In November last year, CDC President and CEO Noel F. Manankil signed a memorandum of agreement with PAF for the provision and facilitation of the said program.