Vince Dizon

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Born
Vivencio Bringas Dizon

(1974-08-18) August 18, 1974 (age 47)
Quezon City, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
CitizenshipPhilippines
Education
  • BA in Economics
  • Msc in Applied Developmental Studies
Alma mater
  • Don Bosco Technical College
  • De La Salle University
  • University of Reading
Occupation
  • Economist
  • Consultant
  • Political aide
OrganizationBases Conversion and Development Authority
TitlePresident and CEO
Spouse(s)Essie Romero-Dizon
Children1
AwardsBritish Chevening Scholarship Award

Vivencio "Vince" Bringas Dizon (born August 18, 1974) is a Filipino economist, consultant and political aide who is the current President and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority. He is also serving as President Rodrigo Duterte's Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects and as Deputy Chief Implementer of the National Action Plan Against COVID-19.

Early life and education

Dizon was born on August 18, 1974 in Quezon City[1] but spent most of his childhood in Porac, Pampanga.[2]

He attended Don Bosco Technical College for high school. From 1991 to 1996, he studied at De La Salle University (DLSU) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree in Management of Financial Institutions. While there, he was a representative and vice-president of the DLSU Student Government.[2] He was a consistent member of the Dean's Honors List and was awarded an Outstanding Thesis in Finance.[1]

From 1998 to 1999, while a recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship Award, Dizon went to the University of Reading for his masteral studies. He graduated in December 1999 with a Master of Science degree in Applied Developmental Studies.[1]

Career

After his undergraduate studies, from 1996 to 1998, Dizon worked as an economic staffer to then-Senate President Edgardo Angara.[2] He also served as his chief-of-staff from 2002 to 2004.[1]

From 1999 to 2002, he was an assistant professor of Economics at DLSU. In 2004, he worked for the presidential campaign of Fernando Poe Jr. as a close-in assistant.[2] After the 2004 elections, Dizon moved to the Czech Republic where he worked at the University of Northern Virginia Prague Campus as a senior lecturer in Economics, Finance and Statistics. According to Dizon, he was depressed and had some personal problems during this time.[2]

From 2007 to 2011, Dizon was the Vice-President for Corporate Communications of Strategic Alliance Holdings Inc. - Technologies. He then entered politics again in 2011, during the term of President Benigno Aquino III, when he became an Undersecretary of Political Affairs at the Office of the President. He served in that position until 2013, when he then became a consultant to then-Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano. He worked for Cayetano until July 2016.

During the 2020 COVID-19 epidemic, Dizon was named the Deputy Chief Implementer of the government’s national policy against Covid-19.[3] He also became the Chief Coordinator of the government's "trace, treat and test" program and played an active role in the setting up of mega quarantine facilities in Luzon.[4] In July 2020, he was named Chief Testing Czar following the assignment of three other czars in charge of tracing, isolation and treatment.[5]

Bases conversion and development authority

Dizon was appointed President and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority in August 2016.[6] As such, he also became the chairman of the Subic-Clark Alliance Development, vice-chairman of the Clark International Airport Corporation, BCDA representative to the Clark Development Corporation Board and member of the boards of directors of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, Bonifacio Estates Services Corporation and Bonifacio Global City Estates Assocation.[1]

During Dizon's term as BCDA head, remittances to the Armed Forces of the Philippines reached ₱8 billion, 20 percent of the total ₱40 billion received since the state-run agency's creation in 1992.[7] Total assets of the agency also grew to ₱159.42 billion from ₱128 billion in 2016.[8]

Dizon stated that he is prioritizing the development of Clark during his tenure.[2] In 2017, BCDA broke ground for the expansion of the Clark International Airport[9] and in 2018, BCDA launched a major plan to develop four investment district under its helm which includes the Clark Freeport Zone, Clark Global City, Clark International Airport and the New Clark City. His term also saw the development of the New Clark City Sports Hub which served as a venue for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and the National Government Administrative Center.

In July 2019, President Duterte included Dizon as a member of the Cabinet cluster on infrastructure. In September, he was named Presidential Adviser for Flagship Programs and Projects.[10]

Personal life

Dizon is married to Essie Romero-Dizon. They have a daughter.[2]

In the media

              

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Vivencio B. Dizon Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Bases Conversion and Development Authority. 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "The Bases of Moving Forward". Pampanga PEP. August 2, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  3. Gita-Carlos, Ruth Abbey (May 1, 2020). "BCDA chief named Covid-19 response deputy chief implementer". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  4. Tomacruz, Sofia (May 4, 2020). "Vince Dizon named coronavirus testing czar". Rappler. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  5. Aguilar, Krissy (July 13, 2020). "Palace names 'PH anti-COVID czars'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  6. "LIST: Appointees who took their oath on August 15, 2016". Rappler. August 18, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  7. "Under Duterte admin, AFP gets record-high share from BCDA". Bases Conversion and Development Authority. March 2, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  8. Bajo, AJ (July 28, 2019). "The Wizard of Clark: Vince Dizon". Daily Tribune (Philippines). Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  9. "New World Class Airport Terminal in Clark Breaks Ground". Bases Conversion and Development Authority. December 20, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  10. Corrales, Nestor (September 13, 2019). "Duterte names BCDA's Dizon as presidential adviser for flagship programs". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 14, 2020.

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