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PEZA thanks ecozone locator companies as more extend help to COVID-19 frontline workers

PEZA thanks ecozone locator companies as more extend help to COVID-19 frontline workers
December 8, 2021
PEZA thanks ecozone locator companies as more extend help to COVID-19 frontline workers

07 April 2020 (Tuesday)

Taguig City –  Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito “Ching” Plaza has expressed on Tuesday her gratitude to all its registered ecozone locator companies for producing, manufacturing, and donating personal protective equipment (PPEs), medical supplies and equipment to help the COVID-19 frontline workers.

“In this global and nation crisis, it is a must for us to become a part of the solution in our own ways. Hence, I thank all our ecozone locator companies who do their best to extend help and support to the country and to frontline workers,” said Plaza.

In line with President Duterte’s call to private sector’s support to Filipino people, Plaza appealed for urgent response from the private sector to support government efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. She said that “Indeed, everyone is now doing their best to be part of the solution.”

Among the companies producing, manufacturing, and donating for this COVID crisis include Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI) member companies. The following produce components for COVID equipment in the country:

1.  Analog Devices
2.  Artesyn
3.  Cypress Manufacturing
4.  Excelitas Technology
5.  i3 Technologies
6.  IMI
7.  Ionics EMS
8.  Maxim Integrated
9.  Microchip Phils.
10. Nexperia
11. ON Semiconductor
12. PCA
13. ROHM Phils.
14. STI Electronics
15. Team Pacific
16. Texas Instruments (TI) Phils.

In the Alviera Industrial Park Special Economic Zone, Badan Building Materials Corporation donated last week a total of 6,600 pieces of face masks to various beneficiaries within the vicinity of the zone in Porac, Pampanga.

According to Badan President Mr. Zefeng Xu, this is the company’s humble response to the urgent appeals of both President Duterte and the PEZA Director General for the private sector to support government efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further, Xu informed PEZA that Badan plans to import very soon common medicines and vitamins for its workers in order to boost their immune system and over-all health. "Badan is a good corporate citizen and aligns itself with the Filipino Bayanihan spirit especially in this time of crisis," explained Xu.

Aside from Badan, Japan Tobacco International (JTI) President John Freda also donated 20,000 face masks for hospitals in Batangas. A number of donations were likewise done by SEIPI, TDK Phils., and Sunpower in LTI-SEZ.

Within March, total of 29 PEZA-registered companies from the Laguna Technopark Inc. (LTI), First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE), Gateway Business Park (GBP), First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP), Angeles Industrial Park (AIP) Special Economic Zones, and Baguio City Economic Zone (BCEZ) have come together to donate various PPEs and other items (i.e. bunny suits, N95 and surgical masks, testing kits, etc.)for the health frontline workers and/or aid among the community. The companies include:

1.  Toshiba Information Equipment Philippines Inc. (TIEPI) LTI-SEZ
2.  Amkor Technology Philippines, Inc. (ATPI-P3/P4) LTI-SEZ
3.  Sunpower Philippines Manufacturing Ltd. (SPML) LTI-SEZ
4.  Nidec Philippines Corporation (NPC) LTI-SEZ
5.  Cleanfit Technologies International, Inc. (CTII) LTI-SEZ
6.  MkFF Laserteknique International, Inc. (MLII) LTI-SEZ
7.  Terumo Philippines Corporation (TPC) LTI-SEZ
8.  Astec Power Philippines, Inc. (APPI) LTI-SEZ
9.  NEP Logistics, Inc. (NLI) LTI-SEZ
10. EMS Components Assembly, Inc. (ECAI) LTI-SEZ
11. Inventory Management Services, Inc. (IMSI) LTI-SEZ
12. Nikkoshi Philippines Corporation (NPC) LTI-SEZ
13. Katolec Philippines Corporation (KPC) LTI-SEZ
14. Tsukiden Electronics Philippines Inc. (TEPI) LTI-SEZ
15. Kuroda Electric Philippines, Inc. (KEPI) LTI-SEZ
16. F.Tech Philippines Mfg., Inc. (FTPMI) LTI-SEZ
17. Shin-Etsu Magnetics Phils. Inc. (SEMPI) LTI-SEZ
18. Ushio Philippines Inc. (UPI) FCIE-SEZ
19. Analog Devices Gen. Trias Inc. (ADGTI) GBP-SEZ
20. Yumex Philippines Corp. (YPC) FCIE-SEZ
21. CSE Power
22. Mass Power
23. FCC (Philippines) Corporation (FCP) LTI-SEZ
24. Philkostat Inc. (PI) LTI-SEZ
25. Superl Phils. Inc. AIP-SEZ
26. IBIDEN Phils. Inc. FPIP-SEZ
28. Texas Instruments (TI) Phils. BCEZ
29. Tara Designs (Phils.) Inc. BCEZ

The PEZA Chief said, “The value of helping one another particularly in this time of crisis has ignited among our kababayan the spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation in support of government’s measures to contain the virus and its ill effects.”

Plaza encourages its registered companies to likewise extend help and support during this difficult period of the country. “PPEs, milk, food, or anything that might assist our frontliners and the Filipino people are all welcome as donations,” said Plaza.

PEZA has released numerous directives through Memorandum Circulars and Advisories to better assist its registered companies, particularly those producing and manufacturing PPEs and other medical materials. PEZA also adjusted the requirements in availing its incentives during this time.

“We are hopeful we will be able to get through this crisis as one. No crisis can defeat a nation undivided so let us continue our ways on how we can help each other and act as one nation for the benefit of all,” said Plaza.

[Note: This is a developing story.]