The Clark Development Corporation (CDC), in cooperation with the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD), and the Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA) conducted a webinar on Republic Act (RA) No. 11534 and the Strategic Investment Priorities Plan last 18 June. The webinar began with an introductory speech by SCAD Executive Director Atty. Carminda Zarraga-Fabros, and opening remarks by CDC President Manuel Gaerlan. SGV Clark and Tax Partner Margaux A. Advincula (MAA) then discussed the salient provisions of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (CREATE Act) and the Act’s amendments on corporate income taxation and the rationalization of fiscal incentives.MAA with CDC President Gaerlan and Director Recolizado
Afterwards, Board of Investments (BOI) Investment Policy and Planning Service Division Chief Director Sandra Marie Recolizado provided an overview of the Strategic Investments and Priorities Plan (SIPP) currently being drafted by the BOI, the lead government agency in charge of the drafting of the SIPP, in coordination with the Fiscal Incentives Review Board and the different investment promotion agencies such as CDC. She also briefly discussed the incentives under the SIPP/interim SIPP.
The technical sessions were followed by a Q&A portion where the speakers addressed the participants’ questions. CDC Vice President Rynah Ventura delivered the closing remarks. Over 200 participants from SCAD, CDC and CILA member companies attended the webinar, including CILA Chairman Dr. Irineo Alvaro Jr., and SGV Clark Head and CILA Vice Chair Jose Pepito E. Zabat (JEZ), other CILA Board Members, and CDC and SCAD Officers. The webinar’s organizing team included Tax Senior Associate John Marti Duya.