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Raided company in Clark ‘not registered’ in CDC

CLARK FREEPORT – The Clark Development Corporation said Colorful and Leap Group Company (CLGP) at the Sun Valley Clark Hub Corporation (SVCHC), where around 1,090 alleged human trafficking and cyber scam victims of various nationalities were rescued by the PNP Anti Cybercrime Group, is not a registered business enterprise of the CDC.

In a statement, the CDC said the enforcement of the search warrant issued by Judge Hermenegildo Dumlao of the Regional Trial Court Branch 81 in Malolos City, Bulacan for violation of RA 10364 against CLGP was made in the 2.5-hectare sub-leased premises of SVCHC, a sub-lessee of Donggwang Clark Corporation II (Donggwang).

Donggwang is a CDC registered business enterprise of a 300-hectare mixed use development. The sublease agreement between Donggwang and SVCHC was approved by CDC on January 16, 2019.

Accordingly, SVCHC has an approved business activity  of “renting out office and business spaces as well as providing residential spaces to residents in the Clark area which includes improving and/or managing the properties and spaces by providing administrative, maintenance and security services to the tenants”, as reflected in its CDC Certificate of Registration and Tax Exemption issued last December 21, 2021.

The CDC said it shall await for the official report of the PNP Anti Cybercrime Group and the Bureau of Immigration which shall bring to light additional information such as the names of the rescued victims of the alleged human trafficking and the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, the CDC shall generate from its Electronic Visa Implementation System for Aliens (e-VISA) database the list of foreign nationals issued with special visas in favor of SVCHC to aid the PNP Anti Cybercrime Group and the Bureau of Immigration in their respective investigation and eventual prosecution.

The CDC shall in no way tolerate any illegal activities inside the Clark Freeport Zone and ensures the public that all registered business enterprises in the Zone are compliant with existing laws and regulations, it said in a statement.