The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) will mark the fifth anniversary of the passage of Republic Act (RA) 9728, the law that created the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) and the AFAB, and celebrate its success with the conduct of various programs for its locators and key stakeholders in October.
“This year, we are not just celebrating the passage of RA 9728, but we are also acknowledging the achievements and the success of the AFAB over the last five years. The Authority will not succeed without the help of our locators and stakeholders, thus this year’s anniversary celebration will serve as our way to thank them,” AFAB Chairman and Administrator Deogracias G.P. Custodio said.
As part of the anniversary celebration, the AFAB prepared four major events that involve the participation of all stakeholders and locators in the freeport. One of the highlights of the month-long celebration is the Stakeholders’ Night, where the Authority is set to honor locators and key institutions and individuals who help made the FAB the fastest growing freeport that it is today.
FAB locators, collegiate schools, including the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Sofnet Information Technology Center, and local government units were also invited to join the FAB Sportsfest. Events in this league are basketball, volleyball and chess.
Meanwhile, to give back to the community, the Authority will conduct a two-day livelihood training seminar for Mariveles residents. Crash courses on fish and meat processing and novelty item making will be held at Barangays San Carlos and Alas-asin.
Moreover, a photo essay competition will be conducted to feature the developments in the freeport.
“I hope that our locators and stakeholders will enjoy this year’s celebration. The Authority is expecting their full participation in the events,” Chairman Custodio noted.