In September 2016, President Duterte appointed Charito Booc Plaza as the new Director-General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).
From 1986-1998, she represented Agusan del Norte’s First District in the Philippine House of Representatives wherein she was one of the authors of the Republic 7916, or the Special Economic Zones Act of 1995, which created PEZA.
She is also a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) – Reserve Force, holding the rank Brigadier General.
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) promotes the establishment of economic zones in the Philippines for foreign investments. PEZA is also the Philippine government agency tasked to extend assistance, register, grant incentives to and facilitate the business operations of investors in export-oriented manufacturing and service facilities inside selected areas throughout the country proclaimed by the President of the Philippines as PEZA Special Economic Zones.
For the following non-resident Foreign Nationals in a PEZA-registered Economic Zone Enterprise : Investor/s, officers, and employees in supervisory, technical or advisory position, and their spouses and unmarried children under twenty-one years of age. PEZA extends Visa Facilitation Assistance to foreign nationals their spouses and dependents
May be employed by PEZA-registered Economic Zone Enterprises in supervisory, technical or advisory positions.