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Foreign chambers on Trabaho bill: 'Leave PEZA alone'

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:12 PM

'We are advocating for the continued operation of PEZA as it is now. And also making sure that rationalizing our incentives [that] it is still competitive with the rest of the region,' a business group executive says

INVESTMENTS. Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines cautions the government from the current version of the Trabaho bill. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

COA: PEZA, 3 other economic zones must pay back P664 million in illegal perks

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:41 PM

COA says only the Department of Budget and Management 'has the mandate to classify positions, determine the appropriate salaries for specific positions, and review the compensation benefits or programs of agencies'

PEZA, Board of Investments challenge 2nd TRAIN package

Jul 24, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The agencies warn that the 2nd tranche of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law might spook investors and may even be unconstitutional

Foreign investment pledges down 51.8% in 2017

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:55 PM

A significant 82.8% drop is recorded in the 4th quarter of 2017 alone, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority

SAN ANSELMO, CA - AUGUST 29: In this Photo Illustration, One and five dollar bills are displayed on August 29, 2017 in San Anselmo, California. The dollar fell to a two and a half year low to 91.77 Tuesday following the latest missile launch by North Korea. The U.S. dollar index has slipped over 10% since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Philippines aims to identify 300 new eco zones in January 2018

Nov 12, 2017 - 11:30 PM

These would include mega economic zones, spanning 1,000 to 4,000 hectares

ECO ZONES. Location of some of the Philippines' economic zones, according to PEZA. Image grabbed from PEZA website

Cavite workers seek gov’t intervention on temporary factory shutdown

Oct 16, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Labor unions claim this is a form of ‘union busting’ since companies do not have sufficient reason for shutdown

STRIKE. Workers from the Cavite Export Processing Zone slam the alleged scheme of factories to use temporary shutdowns. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

Lilia de Lima's 21-year work of fighting corruption

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Her two golden rules in PEZA were to be incorruptible and to be efficient It was not an easy feat to lead the agency says De Lima but she kept focusing on her goals

DEDICATED LEADER. Ex-PEZA director-general Lilia de Lima holds her plaque as one of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Work in gov’t with ‘absolute honesty and utmost service’ – Magsaysay Awardee Lilia de Lima

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Lilia de Lima survived 4 presidents with different political persuasions and management styles as director general of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority

DEDICATED LEADER. Ex-PEZA director-general Lilia de Lima holds her plaque as one of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PETA, PH's Lilia de Lima among 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:40 PM

To also receive Asia s equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Yoshiaki Ishizawa Japan Abdon Nababan Indonesia Gethsie Shanmugam Sri Lanka Tony Tay Singapore

AWARDEES. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announces the 59th batch of awardees on Thurday, July 27. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aguirre reverses De Lima, lets BFP enforce fire laws in ecozones

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Aguirre says they will investigate the supposed lack of signages near the room where Resorts World guests and employees died due to suffocation

De Lima to Aguirre on casino attack: 'Stop blaming me' for everything

Jun 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

After some time your own excuses of blaming me for every catastrophe that befalls this administration just won t wash with the public anymore Senator Leila de Lima tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

DOJ: De Lima could be liable for PEZA regulation of casino fire safety

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:46 PM

Secretary Aguirre is inclined to reverse his predecessor s legal opinion in 2014 which took away from the Bureau of Fire Protection the regulation over casinos

FIRE IN CASINO. Smoke billows at the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay City after a gunman set the casino on fire on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DOLE contradicts PEZA: Company in Cavite fire violated standards

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says House Technology Industries violated labor and safety standards contrary to the findings of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority

HTI. Portion of the burned building of the House Technology Industries in the Cavite Export Processing Zone. Rappler file photo

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

May 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Local governments are encouraged to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

NO TO TOBACCO. Tobacco control advocates join the World Health Organization and the Department of Health to commemorate this year's World No Tobacco Day. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

PEZA to Duterte: We're not engaged in online gaming

Dec 23, 2016 - 9:41 PM

PEZA chief Charito Plaza reacts to the President s allegation that the one who gets appointed to PEZA he gets about P300 billion selling the umbrella type of license

SOLE AUTHORITY. Only state-owned and -controlled Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has the authority to grant e-gaming franchises. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Nasdaq expands in PH, opens new BGC headquarters

May 04, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The operator of the world s second largest stock exchange is looking at hiring nearly 160 more IT employees by next year

Foreign investments jump 165% in Q3

Dec 18, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The amount approved stood at P48 6 billion a significant increase from the P18 3 billion recorded in the same period last year

INVESTMENT PLEDGES. Manufacturing came in second with investment pledges valued at P7.9 billion ($166.36 million) or 16.2%, followed by administrative and support service activities at P3.6 billion ($75.81 million) or 7.4% share. File photo by Romeo Gacad / Agence France-Presse

PH's economic zones yet to benefit from spillover – ADB

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The success in ASEAN is also limited largely due to lack of linkages to the wider economy

SPILLOVERS. While the Philippines has been able to attract foreign direct investments in its zones, it "still needs to enhance benefits of technological spillovers and agglomeration – especially since enacting its more comprehensive 1995 Special Economic Zone policy," the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says. Image from ADB's website

Japan’s Citizen Finedevice to invest P1.73B in Batangas

Nov 22, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The investment is expected to create 530 jobs and produce 12 3 million P577 8 million worth of exports

COA orders 28 gov't firms to return P626M in illegal allowances

Nov 02, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The top 3 offenders in COA s list are the Philippine Economic Zone Authority Duty Free Philippines Corporation and Metro Cebu Water District

Business to wait for next administration for new fiscal incentives

Oct 19, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The head of the Makati Business Club says rushing the legislation of the fiscal incentives bill might risk the country s competitiveness

Accenture goes on P1.07-B expansion spree

Sep 21, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The expansion will create 7 607 jobs and involves software development projects in 5 different locations

Texas Instruments to expand its Clark Freeport facility

Aug 30, 2015 - 8:04 PM

The semiconductor firm plans to invest 10 million for a new state of the art distribution center as it ramps up shipments to 1 9 million semiconductor units this quarter

Toyota wants PEZA’s help ahead of investment in CARS

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:25 PM

Toyota urged PEZA to encourage more investments in parts manufacturing to make participation in the new CARS program easier

Southern Luzon seen as 'very lucrative' market for real estate

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Southern Luzon is seen to be among the top 3 growth areas to watch out for in the country says Fatima Olivares Vital of property firm Ovialand Incorporated

PH IT-BPO sector expands 13.8%

Jun 27, 2015 - 7:49 PM

Contact centers were the top revenue earner in 2013 accounting for 8 4 billion or more than half of the industry’s total receipts

CONTINUED SURGE. All of its sub-sectors – which are animation, contact centers, transcription, software development and other BPOs – registered positive growth in profits in 2013. File photo by Rappler

Senate passes Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act

Jun 08, 2015 - 7:21 PM

The bill aims to monitor and evaluate tax incentives granted to private sector

Aquino: No better time to invest in PH

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:29 AM

President Benigno Aquino III tells Japanese businessmen that now is the best time to invest in the Philippines which has shown how much it can achieve in a short period of time under the proper reform agenda

Ayala Land acquires Aegis PeopleSupport in Cebu

Apr 09, 2015 - 1:35 PM

The property developer purchases all 8 2 million common shares of the BPO site to expand its office leasing business

Stop sale of UP-Ayala Technohub, SC asked

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:49 PM

The Quezon City government wants to sell the property along Commonwealth Avenue since the University of the Philippines allegedly owes P117 million worth of real estate taxes

UP CHARTER. The Office of the Solicitor General says the University of the Philippines' charter exempts it from real estate tax. Photo from WikiCommons

PEZA’s Jan-July investments up 30.77%

Aug 01, 2014 - 4:11 PM

A combination of approved export enterprises and IT companies boosted the period’s investments

PEZA investments up 25% Jan-April

May 01, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The investments are a combination of fresh investments and the expansion of existing operations mostly in the electronics and automotive industry

Manila truck ban may affect PH exports

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:01 PM

PEZA says the repercussions of Manila s truck ban could negatively impact some 800 companies employing 200 000 workers in Calabarzon

REPERCUSSIONS. PEZA director-general Lilia de Lima warns of the repercussions of Manila's truck ban on Philippine exports. Romeo Gacad/AFP

This time, COA targets PEZA

Jan 22, 2014 - 6:24 PM

The Commission on Audit orders officials and employees of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority to return P20 million in bonuses

UNLAWFUL STIPENDS. File photo of COA Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan. Photo by Rappler

PEZA-registered investments jump 89% in Jan-May

Jun 05, 2013 - 6:35 PM

Investments registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority amounted to P74 B in January to May 2013

STELLAR GROWTH. Investments registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority post a 89% increase in January to May 2013. Photo by AFP