Eisma steps down as SBMA Chair

March 1, 2022 People's Tonight 1572 views

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator Atty. Wilma T. Eisma stepped down as head of the agency effective Monday, March 1.

In her statement of resignation released today, Atty. Eisma said, “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.”

Eisma, a former staff of then SBMA chairman former senator Richard J. Gordon, was appointed as the agency’s administrator in 2016. She was supposed to work with former SBMA chairman Martin Diño, who is now appointed at the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

A year after, President Duterte appointed Eisma on September 25, 2017 as chairman and administrator, consequently terminating Diño’s term.

Eisma noted that her resignation was submitted to the President as early as October 2021 for health and family reasons. However, the President did not turned-down the resignation.

“But this time, thankfully, he favored my renewed request,” she noted and added, “And so, I now leave the Subic Bay Freeport with a happy heart.”

Contented with her achievements as chief executive of SBMA, she remarked “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.”

Eisma also expressed her gratitude for the support and pride in what she and locators, employees have done in the 5 years that they worked together.

“It will always be my honor not only to be the first woman appointed to this job, but also to be one leader who proved that together, the stakeholders of Subic Bay will always be stronger, and will always overcome. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat,” Eisma said.

The top management of SBMA will be conducting an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss important matters regarding the resignation of the former head of the agency.

The next chairman and administrator will be appointed expectedly by July this year by whoever wins on May 9 presidential election.