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PEZA ecozone locator companies extend support to COVID-19 frontline workers

PEZA ecozone locator companies extend support to COVID-19 frontline workers
March 27, 2020
PEZA ecozone locator companies extend support to COVID-19 frontline workers

27 March 2020 (Friday)
 

Taguig City – Numerous ecozone locator companies that are registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) have extended support to frontline workers battling the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while Luzon is under the enhanced community quarantine.

 

“We are sympathetic to all the difficulties everyone is going through with the COVID-19 crisis now. We ourselves are overwhelmed by the magnitude of the situation. However, PEZA and its registered companies share the hope for the recovery from this human crisis affecting lives, our survival as one humanity, and the world economy,” said PEZA Director General Charito “Ching” Plaza.

Plaza stated that “as much as we are trying to balance things with the present conditions, we appreciate the efforts of our locators to also extend help to our frontline workers who are risking their lives battling COVID-19.”

A total of 24 companies from the Laguna Technopark Inc. (LTI), First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE), and Gateway Business Park (GBP) Special Economic Zones have come together to donate personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the health frontline workers. The companies include:

Toshiba Information Equipment Philippines Inc. (TIEPI) LTI-SEZ
Amkor Technology Philippines, Inc. (ATPI-P3/P4) LTI-SEZ
Sunpower Philippines Manufacturing Ltd. (SPML) LTI-SEZ
Nidec Philippines Corporation (NPC) LTI-SEZ
Cleanfit Technologies International, Inc. (CTII) LTI-SEZ
MkFF Laserteknique International, Inc. (MLII) LTI-SEZ
Terumo Philippines Corporation (TPC) LTI-SEZ
Astec Power Philippines, Inc. (APPI) LTI-SEZ
NEP Logistics, Inc. (NLI) LTI-SEZ
EMS Components Assembly, Inc. (ECAI) LTI-SEZ
Inventory Management Services, Inc. (IMSI) LTI-SEZ
Nikkoshi Philippines Corporation (NPC) LTI-SEZ
Katolec Philippines Corporation (KPC) LTI-SEZ
Tsukiden Electronics Philippines Inc. (TEPI) LTI-SEZ
Kuroda Electric Philippines, Inc. (KEPI) LTI-SEZ
F.Tech Philippines Mfg., Inc. (FTPMI) LTI-SEZ
Shin-Etsu Magnetics Phils. Inc. (SEMPI) LTI-SEZ
Ushio Philippines Inc. (UPI) FCIE-SEZ
Analog Devices Gen. Trias Inc. (ADGTI) GBP-SEZ
Yumex Elec Philippines Corp. (YEPC) FCIE-SEZ
CSE Power
Mass Power
FCC (Philippines) Corporation (FCP) LTI-SEZ
Philkostat Inc. (PI) LTI-SEZ

According to LTI Zone Manager Engr. Jesus Cabel, “We are able to distribute and donate to various government and private hospitals, LGUs, and NGOs. The distribution is done with the help of the Philippines Science High School - Batch 76, the North Luzon Tollways Corp., and the Philippine Navy.”

Likewise, the Superl Philippines Inc., located at Angeles Industrial Park (AIP) Special Economic Zone, donated 1000 pieces of COVID-19 testing kits and other items for the frontliners’ use. According to AIP Zone Manager Dindy Velasco, “the donation was given to the Office of Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda last Saturday March 21, 2020. It was immediately delivered to Pampanga Capitol upon arrival of the goods from the port.” He added that “Superl likewise donated 10 boxes of face masks to the Ricardo Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Bacolor, Pampanga.”

Velasco said that “I have also appealed to our locators herein at Angeles Industrial Park to make donations of any available PPEs such as face masks etc. to public hospitals in the vicinity of the ecozone.”

In addition, the Public Information Office of Baguio revealed that Baguio City Economic Zone (BCEZ) locator company MOOG “donated 400 sacks of rice to the city government for emergency response to COVID-19 health crisis.”

Baguio Congressman Mark Go also shared in a Facebook post that “PEZA-registered company IBIDEN Philippines Inc., located in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, responded to the call and donated PPEs (100 bunny suits and 100 N95 masks) for the frontline workers. “The donation was distributed to the Department of Radiology, SLU Hospital, SLU Hospital of the Sacred Heart, Baguio General Hospital, and Baguio City Health Services Office,” he said.

In an earlier post, Go also said that he “presented 50 sets of PPEs to Dr. Ricardo Runez Jr. of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center donated by [PEZA-registered company] Texas Instruments (TI) Philippines.”

According to BCEZ Deputy Zone Administrator Allan Datahan, “Tara Designs in Baguio also donated improvised face masks made of their fabric materials to various government agencies in Baguio, including the Baguio City Hall.”

The Director General stated that, “Indeed, everyone is doing their best to lend a hand to our frontline workers who are combatting COVID-19.”

“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. We are hopeful we will be able to get through this crisis as one. Let us do our part to become a solution to this problem. Let us come together to stand and act as one nation for the betterment of everyone,” said Plaza
 

Reference Links:

https://www.facebook.com/markgobaguio/posts/10156985791534149
https://www.facebook.com/markgobaguio/posts/10156999918314149
https://www.facebook.com/pio.baguio/posts/528880957764031