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Lawyer from INC appointed as new head of SBMA

Subic Bay Freeport — Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has a new Administrator officer-in-charge (OIC) in the person of Atty. Randy Escolango, a member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC). He takes over from SBMA Administrator Roberto Garcia.

Atty. Randy Escolango

Atty. Randy Escolango

In statement send to Manila Bulletin, the appointment of Escolango was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea through a memorandum dated October 19.

The memorandum stated that the designation of Escolango as OIC administrator is “to ensure uninterrupted delivery of public service.”

Garcia held the positions of chairman and administrator of SBMA until he turned-over the chairmanship of SBMA Board of Directors to Martin Diño last October 3.

Diño is the former chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) who filed his candidacy for president in the last national election but later withdrew and nominated Davao City mayor now President Duterte.

Before his designation as OIC of the Office of SBMA Administrator, Escolango was the concurrent deputy administrator for legal affairs which is responsible in providing corporate legal services to the SBMA Board with regards to corporate policies.

The deputy administrator for legal affairs oversees the over-all operations of the SBMA Labor Department and Legal Department.

Escolango is also the concurrent director auxiliary squadron (DAS) of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary District – National Capital Region-Central Luzon (CGAD NCRCL) 111 Squadron with a rank of captain.