Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Garcia reappointed as member of Subic authority Board of Directors

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has reappointed Francis S. Garcia as representative of the province of Bataan in the Board of Directors of this Freeport.

Garcia, together with other members of the SBMA Board of Directors, recently took his oath before President Benigno Aquino III in a ceremony held at the Ceremonial Hall in MalacaƱang.

Bataan's second district Representative Albert Garcia and Balanga City Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III and sister Gila, former SBMA director, witnessed the simple rites marking the oath-taking of their younger brother.

"I am committed to the vision of President Noynoy Aquino and the SBMA itself of attracting more investors that will translate to more employment opportunities for our people and gain much-needed revenues for our government," the young Garcia said.

He was director from March 2010 to August 2010 until his re-appointment to the post in the former American Naval Base, three-fourth of the total land area of which belongs to Bataan.

Garcia brings in to the SBMA Board his expertise and experience, having graduated Bachelor of Science in Engineering major in Computer Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

He worked as an intern in the testing and integration of software for one of Andersen Consulting's biggest clients in Manila from June 1994-August 1994.

He was connected with Delta Technologies in Atlanta, Georgia from August 1996 to November 1997, working on the development of a distributed systems application involving the real time sensing, processing and dissemination of mission critical flight information for Delta Airline's Operation Control Center.

His expertise on software cannot be questioned as he worked with Qualcomm Incorporated of San Diego, California from November 1997-February 2000.

He was also involved in key part of the project that developed next generation phone level testing software. Tasks included analysis, design and implementation of CDMA phone level testing software.

At QCI Inc., also in San Diego from February 2000-April 2003, he worked on software development for various mission critical systems. QCP Inc. is a Qualcomm subsidiary as a result of the sale of the phone division to Kyocera Wireless Corp.

After years of experience in the foreign country, Garcia thought he has gained enough to apply for the benefit of his province-mates. He became special adviser to his father Governor Enrique Garcia and Congressman Albert Garcia effective July 2004.

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