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Task force seizes 3 used sports cars being smuggled from Clark Freeport

Jul 11, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Task Force Aguila confiscates two other old vehicles earlier – a Ford F-150 XLT pick-up truck and a 1970 model Nissan Datsun car – allegedly brought to Angeles City and City of San Fernando from Clark Freeport Zone for restoration

SMUGGLING ATTEMPT. This is one of the two Ford Corvette Stingray sports cars seized by Task Force Aguila at Clark Freeport Zone on July 9, 2019. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Duterte signs law creating 2 new Isabela districts

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also signs a proclamation creating a special economic zone near the Mactan International Airport in Cebu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) personnel on the sidelines of the send-off ceremony for the 250 transport vehicle units of the BJMP at Camp General Vicente Lim in Calamba City, Laguna on September 26, 2018. Joining the President is Secretary Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Arroyo meets with Chinese businessmen who want to invest in Clark

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Among the Chinese traders that Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo met with is Chuanjian Feng, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

MEETING WITH THE CHINESE. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo poses for a picture with Chinese businessmen and officials of Clark Development Corporation. All photos from Arroyo's office

North Korea trade sanctions bite on borders with China, Russia

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:04 PM

With the North possibly facing further sanctions following its ICBM missile test November 29, things are unlikely to get any easier for traders involved with the country's Rason Special Economic Zone

GATEWAY. In a photo taken on November 21, 2017, a truck entering the Rason Special Economic Zone makes its way across a bridge over the Tumen river marking the border between North Korea (bottom) and China (top). Ed Jones/AFP

22 more towns may be added to Cagayan economic zone

Sep 04, 2017 - 6:59 PM

We are anticipating a lot of economic activity says CEO of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority as the reason for the expansion

After HTI fire, labor dep't wants safety inspection task back

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:36 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla say the safety provisions of the law that created the Philippine Economic Zone Authority should be reviewed

REVIEW PEZA LAW. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that there is a need to review the law that created special economic zones in a press conference on the preliminary report on the fire that broke at a House Technology Industry (HTI) facility in the Cavite export processing zone.

The pitfalls of Special Economic Zones

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:35 PM

While SEZs generate foreign investment and employment they also deprive farmers of their land and distort the economy

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

P135-million zoo, theme park to rise in Pampanga

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The 20 hectare development is seen to employ about 140 workers in the next 5 years Clark Development Corporation says

NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION. The P135-million ($2.89-million) project will include provision of haven for wildlife animals and establishment of a theme park

All bets are off inside Laos' jungle sin city

Aug 03, 2015 - 2:13 PM

For impoverished Laos the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone is a much needed source of income but observers say it has come at a cost

CROWN JEWEL. This picture taken on April 8, 2015 shows the Kings Romans Chinese casino in Ton Pheung, a special economic zone set in northwestern Laos along the Mekong river, at the border with Thailand and Myanmar. Christophe Archambault/AFP

Clark Green City eyed as ‘retirement haven’ for foreigners

Jul 17, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Urban planners are looking at an elevated portion of the land within the Clark Special Economic Zone as a place to develop a retirement village for foreigners

Clark Green City: Ayala, Filinvest, Megaworld secure bid documents

Jun 26, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The 288 hectare Clark Green City will be a joint venture with BCDA

PLDT to spend P1.8B for Clark data center

Apr 27, 2015 - 2:51 PM

The dominant carrier’s 8th data center will cater to the business communities and planned IT hubs in Central Luzon

BCDA lures Clark Green City locators with incentives

Jun 20, 2014 - 3:59 PM

The incentives include tax exemptions and simplified import export procedures

Clark Green City up for bidding in Q3

Jun 03, 2014 - 1:00 PM

This urban development and special economic zone is an opportunity for a 100 foreign owned company to invest in the Philippines

Poro Point to become north's gateway

Mar 31, 2013 - 9:58 AM

Former US military base Poro Point Freeport Zone PPFZ is on its way to becoming the gateway in the north for trade commerce and tourism officials say

GATEWAY IN THE NORTH. Poro Point Freeport Zone reveals development plan that promises tourism for North Luzon. Graphics by Teddy Pavon

Casiguran locals march for their land

Nov 29, 2012 - 11:48 PM

120 residents from Casiguran are marching to Manila to persuade government to stop the Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority They allege landgrabbing and human rights violations

MARCH FOR CASIGURAN. More than a hundred farmers are marching from Aurora to Manila in hopes that government will hear their plea. Photo by Veejay Villafranca for Oxfam