Belle Corporation is pleased to announce the election of Aurora Cruz Ignacio as a member of the Board of Directors effective February 28, 2019. She will serve the unexpired term of the late Atty. Arthur L. Amansec until April 22, 2019.

Ms. Aurora Cruz Ignacio is the first woman chairperson of the Social Security Commission (SSC), the governing body of the Social Security System (SSS). She is a member of various committees of the SSC, including the Investment Oversight, Governance, Media Affairs, Coverage and Collection, Risk Management, Information Technology, and Audit Committees.

Prior to her appointment at SSC, Ms. Ignacio served as Assistant Secretary for Special Projects under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, and was designated as the Focal Person for Anti-Illegal Drugs pursuant to Presidential Directive No. 5. In addition, she was also tasked to handle Special Projects for the Office of the President, while at the same time attending to her duties as Principal Member of the Task Force on the Establishment of Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers for Drug Users. She was a Guest Member of the Dangerous Drugs Board and a council member of the National Food Authority. Prior to her government stint, Ms. Ignacio worked in the Bank of the Philippine Islands as corporate banking employee.

Ms. Ignacio obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce Major in Banking and Finance from Centro Escolar University.

 

About Belle Corporation

Belle Corporation is a developer of tourism and leisure destinations in the Philippines. Its principal asset is the City of Dreams Manila in PAGCOR Entertainment City by Manila Bay, which is being leased on a long-term basis to Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (Melco). In addition to lease income, Belle is accorded a share in revenues or earnings from City of Dreams Manila’s gaming operations through the operating agreement between its 78.7%-owned subsidiary, Premium Leisure Corp. (PLC), and Melco. Belle also owns approximately one hectare of presently undeveloped land across from the City of Dreams Manila site.

South of Metro Manila, Belle owns significant real estate assets and develops premium residential resort projects around Tagaytay City. Among its exclusive destinations are the club and golf facilities and residential communities of Tagaytay Highlands and Tagaytay Midlands, as well as a further 800 hectares intended for future development.