- March 28, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bureau of Customs’ Manila Port Development project hopes to develop a world-class maritime trading district that would provide a highly modernized, integrated customs and port operations facilities and services to include a premier international trade and transshipment hub within the Asia-Pacific Region.Specifically, MPDP aims to:
- Transform the country into a premier trading, transshipment, and cruise destination port;
- Generate jobs & provide decent lives for the informal settlers;
- Environmental management implications within the adjacent areas; and
- Innovative and power generating waste management system.
About the Speaker
Mr. Nicanor Faeldon
Bureau of Customs
Mr. Nicanor Escalano Faeldon is the 38th commissioner of the Bureau of Customs. He assumed office on June 30, 2016 after he was appointed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Faeldon was born on July 29, 1965 in Batanes. As a kid, he dreamed of becoming a soldier, but his parents — who were both in the education sector — expressed their objection. He took up Political Science instead at the National University, and graduated in 1989.
Because of his determination to pursue his original ambition, he attended military courses after graduating from college. He was eventually called into active duty at the Philippine Marines in 1992. In his time serving at the Marine Corps, he was awarded a Gold Cross Medal, 3 Military Merit Medals, 5 Military Commendation Medals, a Wounded Personnel Medal, and Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao campaign medals.
His simple dream to serve in the military has grown into a passion to serve thecountry. He is the brains behind Pilipino.org which aimed to create “greater national consciousness to achieve nationhood”, and the youth-lead Kalayaan Atin Ito which asserts Philippines sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea. He also made rounds in schools to encourage students to join in fighting corruption in the government.
It is the same fight that Faeldon hopes to achieve in the Bureau of Customs. Along with his trusted men, Faeldon is now entrusted to reform the agency and improve its services.
Venue: Elks Club