SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Olongapo City—The top official of the Central Luzon Media Association (CLMA) Zambales-Olongapo chapter is the newly elected president of the CLMA Region.
Victorio “Vic” Vizcocho Jr., publisher of Subic Bay News and former chief of reporters of DZMM took his oath before National Press Club officials headed by its President Lydia Bueno on Friday, September 22, 2023 at The MG Grand Hotel here which coincides with the celebration of the organization’s 45th founding anniversary.
Vizcocho has led the Zambales-Olongapo chapter since its establishment in September last year. The local CLMA in the province was a merger of Zambales and Olongapo City-based, particularly Subic Bay Freeport media.
Being the most recently created chapter of the CLMA Region, it is the youngest of the seven chapters.
But amidst being young, Zambales-Olongapo Chapter was awarded during the event the “2023 Gawad CLMA for Unity, Strength and Solidarity”.
Similarly active, very cooperative and supportive officers of the group—Dante Salvana, Aileen Cuevas-Sanchez, Alex Galang, Jonas Reyes, Jay-Czar La Torre, Kristal Barcoma and others also largely contributed to the unity, strength and solidarity of their chapter.
Vizcocho succeeded Carmela Reyes-Estrope from Bulacan. Estrope expressed her full confidence in the foreseen and par excellence leadership of the new president. “Certainly, the CLMA is in good and best hands,” she said.
Tarlac chapter President Bily Nuqui took oath as the executive vice president of the CLMA Region with Deng Pangilinan of Pampanga chapter, Bernie Diaz of Nueva Ecija and Jason De Asis of Aurora as vice president respectively for online, print and broadcast.
Salvana and Galang were inducted as the secretary and treasurer respectively while Eloisa Silverio from Bulacan chapter as the Auditor.
Nueva Ecija chapter’s Menchie Matias and Cinderella Gonzales; Tarlac’s Dina Diaz and Menchie Hernandez; Bulacan’s Theofel Santos and Lalaine Santos; Pampanga’s Jaypee Manalang and Lara Cunanan; Zambales’s Sanchez and Salvana and Aurora’s Rommel Espinosa and Judith Sindac were inducted as Region Board of Directors.
Former CLMA Nueva Ecija chapter president Sonia Capio took oath as the secretary general.
Estrope, the immediate past president, is elevated to the Council of Leaders of the CLMA Region, the core group of all the previous presidents.
Past presidents Neth Lagasca-Carlos and Mel Ciriaco of Nueva Ecija continue to head the Council as chairman and vice chairman respectively and Alma Ochotorena as Ombudsman.