New PMC headquarters set to rise in Bataan

Photo courtesy of Philippine Marine Corps

The Philippine Marine Corps will soon have a new home at the Bataan Technology Park, where its new headquarters will be built.

On November 4, 2021, a groundbreaking ceremony was held with BCDA Officer-in-Charge, Director Aristotle B. Batuhan, as the distinguished guest of honor.

The new headquarters, which will be built in phases on a 100-hectare site, will be the most sophisticated AFP post. The first phase will begin this year and will be completed by 2024.

“Today, just three days from the Philippine Marines’ 71st anniversary, we are laying the foundation not just for the future home of the Corps but for the Marines’ continued modernization despite the COVID-19 pandemic. BCDA is honored to support the men and women of the Corps despite these trying times so they may serve and protect our countrymen,” said Dir. Batuhan.

Marine Commandant MGen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M) conveyed that the Marines are looking forward to the new headquarters.

“We see the strategic value of this area and confirm that it offers a conducive place, especially that we are strengthening our Archipelagic Coastal Defense strategy. We thank the BCDA, the local government, and the people of Bataan for accommodating us here.”

Also present during the groundbreaking ceremony were MGen. Nathaniel Y. Casem PN(M)(Ret), COO, AFPMBAI; Atty. Wilma T. Eisma, Chairman and Administrator of SBMA; and MGen. Nestor C. Herico PN(M), Vice Commander of the Philippine Navy.

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