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Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Agency overview
FormedMarch 13, 1992
Headquarters9th floor, One West Building, Clark Global City, Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines[1]
Agency executives
Parent agencyOffice of the President of the Philippines
Child agencies
Websitewww.bcda.gov.ph
Map
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The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA; Filipino: Pangasiwaan sa Pangkaunlarang Kumbersiyon ng mga Base[2]) is a government-owned and controlled corporation under the Office of the President of the Philippines. It is a government instrumentality vested with corporate powers under Republic Act 7227 (Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992), signed into law by former President Corazon C. Aquino on March 13, 1992.[3] The BCDA Charter was as amended by RA 7917 in 1995,[4] and further amended by RA 9400 in 2007.[5] The corporation is mandated to transform former US military bases into alternative productive civilian use.

History

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is a development corporation vested with corporate powers under Republic Act (RA) 7227 (Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992), signed into law by former President Corazon C. Aquino on March 13, 1992. The BCDA Charter was amended by RA 7917 in 1995, and further amended by RA 9400 in 2007.

Organization and function

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BCDA engages in public-private partnerships to push forward public infrastructure such as tollways, airports, seaports, and major real estate developments. It is one of the key agencies driving "Build Build Build", the Philippine government's infrastructure plan. This infrastructure plan is intended to reduce congestion, create jobs and alleviate costs in the Philippines.

During the first two years of the present administration under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, BCDA has contributed P8.2 billion to the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), BCDA's major stakeholder. The amount represents 20 percent of the total P40 billion received members of the AFP from BCDA since the state-run agency was created in 1992. For the past 25 years, BCDA has already disposed a total of Php90.32 billion worth of assets. Since 1992, BCDA has generated Php57.215 billion in disposition proceeds from the sale, lease and/or joint venture development of former Metro Manila camps and their transformation into new premier mix-use economic districts. The biggest two are Fort Bonifacio and Villamor Air Base, which are now known as Bonifacio Global City and Newport City, respectively.

The biggest stakeholder of the BCDA is the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Of the Php57.215 billion generated through BCDA's Asset Disposition Program (ADP), 38.08% or P21.788 billion has been remitted to the National Treasury for the account of the AFP. This is broken down into Php12.292 billion for the AFP modernization program and Php9.496 billion for military replication expenses. As mandated by R.A.7227 and amended by R.A. 7917, other beneficiaries are the contiguous municipalities of Taguig, Pateros and Makati, and 14 other government beneficiary agencies, receiving shares amounting to Php462 million and Php7.272 billion, respectively. On the other hand, some Php619 million went to the replication of non-military facilities affected by the developments, Php4.373 billion for taxes, duties and fees and Php7.190 to direct expenses like construction of site development projects, relocation and housing of informal occupants, survey, appraisal and titling expenses, as well as administrative costs. Further, Php10.891 billion went to the bases conversion program, the other major mandate under RA7227.

After BCDA remits the money to the Bureau of Treasury, the utilization and distribution of the remittances become the responsibilities of the Department of Budget and Management in accordance with the approved fiscal program of the government and shall release the share of the beneficiary agencies pursuant to the budget execution guidelines.

Properties

The following sites are currently owned and maintained by the BCDA Group:[6][7]

Projects

The BCDA is the builder of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, a four-lane tollway.[13][14] It also constructed and manages Clark International Airport.[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ "BCDA transfers to Clark". BCDA. November 27, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Mga Pangalan ng Tanggapan ng Pamahalaan sa Filipino [Names of Government Offices in Filipino] (PDF) (2013 ed.). Commission on the Filipino Language. 2013. p. 39. ISBN 978-971-0197-22-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2021. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "Republic Act No. 7227". Congress of the Philippines. Chan Robles Law Library. March 13, 1992.
  4. ^ "Republic Act No. 7917". Congress of the Philippines. Chan Robles Law Library. February 24, 1995.
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 9400". Congress of the Philippines. Chan Robles Law Library. March 20, 2007.
  6. ^ "Projects | Bases Conversion and Development Authority".
  7. ^ "BCDA Groups & Affiliates | Bases Conversion and Development Authority".
  8. ^ "Bataan Technology Park | Bases Conversion and Development Authority".
  9. ^ "New Clark City | Bases Conversion and Development Authority".
  10. ^ "Clark | Bases Conversion and Development Authority".
  11. ^ "Poro Point Freeport Zone | Bases Conversion and Development Authority".
  12. ^ "Bonifacio Global City | Bases Conversion and Development Authority".
  13. ^ "SCTEx: Built against all odds - The Inside Man".
  14. ^ "Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway | Bases Conversion and Development Authority".
  15. ^ "Clark International Airport | Bases Conversion and Development Authority".