SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma announced her resignation on Tuesday.

“I’d like to inform everyone that I am stepping down as Chairman and Administrator of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority effective today, March 1, 2022,” Ms. Eisma said.

Ms. Eisma cited health and family as reason for her decision to step down. Although it's been reported that the now former S.B.M.A. Chief is an assigned member of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) board of directors.

“And so, I now leave the Subic Bay Freeport with a happy heart, knowing that, together, we have set realistic goals, and achieved them to give Subic Bay a better, more sustainable future. And without a doubt, we have made our mark well,” she added.

On September 25th, 2017, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte signed the appointment paper of Ms. Eisma as Chairperson and Administrator of the Subic Bay Freeport's authority.

A few months later, on December 6th 2017, the newly appointed chairperson was honored as a Global FWN100 awardee. The citation recognizes women of Philippine ancestry who are influencing the face of leadership in the global workplace.

Former Olongapo City Mayor, Rolen C. Paulino Sr. will be sworn into office as the next S.B.M.A. Chairman and Administrator in the next coming days.