Tata Pol

Cruz Paulino

Paulino Cruz

BIOGRAPHY

Paulino Cruz (Tata Pol Cruz) was born the 22nd of June, 1937. He was a cherished friend, a dedicated volunteer , a wonderful father and teacher, an outstanding Filipino, and son of Olongapo.

A short video on the life and works of Tata Pol Cruz

Paul started out as an apprentice in the US Navy base in Subic and rose to be one of the master of the guilds of Ship Repair Facility SRF, and an exemplary leader of the working force of Subic.

Paul was one of the first volunteers of Subic who took a leap of faith in our idea of building the first free port in the Philippines and made Subic the acknowleged succesful model of military base conversion to commercial use.

He together with a few base employees joined me from the very beginning in lobbying for the free port which we proposed in the Senate, and through the period of protecting and preserving the facilities left by the US Navy and through the successful management of the former base.

His wife Carmen Cruz and his entire family, Carlito Cruz, Crisostomo Israel Cruz, Rani Cruz, all volunteered in Subic and are worthy citizens of our country.

Olongapo’s volunteers are saddened but nonetheless are proud of this very respected man who humbly but very significantly did so much for his community and fellow citizens.

Richard “Dick” Gordon June 13, 2015

EXPERIENCE
Position Organization
Consultant Seaport Department
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
2005 – 2011
Consultant Academic Affairs
Gordon College
2002 – 2014
Dean Academic Affairs
Olongapo City Colleges
1999 – 2002
Manager Seaport Department
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
1993 – 1998
Deputy Administrator for Port Operation Seaport Department
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
1992 – 1993
Production Controller Ship Repair Facility
United States Military – Subic Naval Base
1981 – 1992
Production Controller Ship Repair Facility
United States Military – Subic Naval Base
1970 – 1981
Ship Building Inspector Ship Repair Facility
United States Military – Subic Naval Base
1966 – 1970
Planner and Estimator Ship Repair Facility
United States Military – Subic Naval Base
1965 – 1966
Shop Planner Ship Repair Facility
United States Military – Subic Naval Base
1965
Pattern Maker Ship Repair Facility
United States Military – Subic Naval Base
1961 – 1965
Apprentice Ship Repair Facility
United States Military – Subic Naval Base
1957 – 1961
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