Philippine Standard Time - Tuesday, May 17, 2022,

Director General’s Corner

Director General's Corner

BGen Charito B. Plaza MNSA, PhD
Director General
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DG’S PROFILE

The Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority is the embodiment of beauty and brains. She has degrees to her name from renowned universities, and to mention all of them might take the whole morning. 

Plaza is also a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) – Reserve Force, holding the rank Brigadier General. From 1989 – 1998 and then from 2012-2015, she was Wing Commander for the 3rd Ready Air Reserve Wing Mindanao and the 7th Air Force Wing Reserve, respectively. She was both the youngest commissioned lieutenant colonel and the youngest colonel in the AFP Reserve Force. Plaza was also the first female general in the AFP Reserve Force, the first female general in Philippine Air Force, and the first female general from Mindanao.

She was elected as congresswoman of the 1st District of Agusan del Norte in 1987, making her the youngest Congress Representative in the Philippine History. During her term, she has made major amendments to the Balikbayan Program & the Tourism Infrastructure Bill. 

She also authored the bill creating the Caraga Region as the 13th Administrative Region in the Philippines. With that, she earned the name, The Mother of Caraga Region. 

Most notably, she co-authored the Republic Act 7916, or the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995, creating the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. 

After leaving Congress, Plaza served as consultant to the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the Department of Transportation. Following her appointment as PEZA Director –General last September 2016, Plaza told The Philippine STAR newspaper, “I am fortunate to be one of the authors of the law that finally created PEZA, which included areas of Butuan City and Agusan del Norte as among those identified special economic zones. I proposed to the president in our talk… to make ecozones as the umbrella program for economic development. We will build agricultural economic zones, industrial ecozones, tourism economic zones and defense industrial complex.”

As the Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, she initiated major policy reforms particularly in revolutionizing the Philippine Economic Zone Authority to meet the dynamic demands of the business environment and to support the President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's economic agenda. 

A woman of action. A woman of motherly compassion. She is the Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Brigadier General Charito Booc Plaza MNSA, PHD.  

 

STATEMENTS

National Heroes Day Message

National Heroes Day Message PEZA is aggressively pursuing the creation of more economic zones, spread the investments, jobs, livelihood, technology, and total development of the country to create peace and prosperity. In honor of our heroes, let us unite and heal as one for our families, for ourselves, and for our most beloved country, the Philippines. Mabuhay po tayong lahat at mabuhay ang mga BAYANING PILIPINO!
August 30, 2021,

Global Biz Calabarzon

Under the Transformation Road Map and in line with the Administrative Order 18, we are actively involving various LGUs to locate and identify idle lands so we can transform these idle lands into ecozones, thus, attaining total development of the country through the acceleration of progress in our local government units (LGUs) in every region.
August 11, 2021,

SONA 2021

In line with the Administrative Order (A0)18, we will continuously identify and promote the creation of economic zones in accelerating rural progress in the countryside as this will harness human capital, infrastructure development, and attain total economic development in our country.
July 28, 2021,

Global Biz VisMin

PEZA is actively involving various LGUs to make use of the idle lands by transforming it into ecozones thus attaining total development of the country through the acceleration of progress in our local government units (LGUs) in every region.
July 1, 2021,

Eid Mubarak 2021

Greetings of peace to the Muslim community as they close Ramadan in 2021 today. The sincere devotion of Muslims to Allah (One God) and the lessons from Qur'an are all gifts to humanity. Amidst )ur diversity as Filipinos, we share faithfulness, hope, and gratitude to God. May God put in the hearts of humanity care and love for each other in this pandemic and in the years to come.
May 13, 2021,
DG ON-CAM

Global Biz with PEZA featuring The United States of America

Global Biz with PEZA featuring The United States of America
January 18, 2022

PEZA-MYEG Forum on Electronic Payment and Collection System (EPCS)

PEZA-MYEG Forum on Electronic Payment and Collection System (EPCS)
December 9, 2021

PEZA Investors Recognition Day 2021

PEZA Investors Recognition Day 2021
November 25, 2021

Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on the PEZA Visa (PV)

Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on the PEZA Visa (PV)
November 22, 2021

Global Biz with PEZA featuring Malaysia

Global Biz with PEZA featuring Malaysia
October 15, 2021

Online Nationwide Forum on Vaccination and Reviving the Economy

Online Nationwide Forum on Vaccination and Reviving the Economy
August 13, 2021

Global Biz with PEZA featuring FFCCCII

Global Biz with PEZA featuring FFCCCII
August 12, 2021

Global Biz with PEZA: Visayas and Mindanao

Global Biz with PEZA: Visayas and Mindanao
June 29, 2021

Online Dialogue with the PEZA Registered Enterprises on Vaccine Procurement

Online Dialogue with the PEZA Registered Enterprises on Vaccine Procurement
April 20, 2021

Philippine Economic Zone Authority: Galing Pinas! Galing Pinas!

Philippine Economic Zone Authority: Galing Pinas! Galing Pinas!
December 11, 2020

PEZA 25th Anniversary and Investors' Recognition Day 2020

PEZA 25th Anniversary and Investors' Recognition Day 2020
December 10, 2020