Volunteers are all-out in support of the President's appointment of the new SBMA Administrator Armand Areza who will replace Freddie Antonio who resigned in order to transfer to Philippine Monetary Board. Areza is one of the 8,000 original Subic Volunteers who have shown his dedication to ensure the success of Subic.
The resignation of Licuanan with some quarter's insinuation that Areza (who is known to be a Gordon ally) will gain control over Subic Freeport is baseless and unfair, according to Balikatan Ladies. It is only proper for the President to appoint to a position somebody who really cares and is knowledgable of the institution.
Olongapo residents supports the President's appointment of Areza and is grateful on her recognition and appreciation of the volunteers' sacrifices.