In Clark, no work stoppage amid Asean meet

CLARK FREEPORT --- The Philippines' hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit has not disrupted businesses in this 4,500-hectare economic zone. No company needed to close in spite of the three-day nonworking holiday declared by President Duterte in Metro Manila and Bulacan and Pampanga provinces for the duration of the event, which ends today. "It will be business as usual [up to Nov. 15]," said Noel Manankil, president of the Clark Development Corp. (CDC), the state-owned firm that oversees the free port. More than 930 companies employing more than 107,000 workers in Clark continued production, among them the Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI)...

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