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PEZA to implement anew Balancing Acts through online transactions from January 7 to 14, 2022, due to rise of COVID cases in Metro Manila

PEZA to implement anew Balancing Acts through online transactions from January 7 to 14, 2022, due to rise of COVID cases in Metro Manila
January 7, 2022
PEZA to implement anew Balancing Acts through online transactions from January 7 to 14, 2022, due to rise of COVID cases in Metro Manila

6 January 2022 (Thursday)

 

Pasay City -  Amidst the surge and increase in the COVID positivity rate in the country this January shortly after the holidays, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) announced on Wednesday that the Agency will implement full online transactions from January 7 to 14, 2022 under Memorandum Circular No. 2022-001.

PEZA Director General Charito B. Plaza said in a statement, “In adherence to the heightened alert level in Metro Manila and as positivity rate is increasing especially in the metro, our Head Office in Double Dragon, Pasay City will undergo precautionary health and safety measures.”

 

Mass RT-PCR testing and disinfection in place

While PEZA temporarily adopts to online transactions, a full disinfection and sanitation will be conducted in the Head Office from January 7 to 9, 2022.

Further, a mass RT-PCR testing for PEZA employees will take place in its Head Office and other economic zones. To ensure the safety of every personnel, they will perform their duties under work-from-home (WFH) scheme pending the result of their respective COVID-19 test.

The PEZA Chief said, “While we remain devout in our sworn mandate, we also need to be part of the solution in mitigating the effects of this pandemic. This includes safeguarding the well-being of our workers and clients and avoiding close contacts or exposure to those either symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals.”

“PEZA remains one with the national government and private agencies in fighting this pandemic and helping in lessening the number of infections. Prioritizing the safety of everyone is our utmost goal especially that we are on Alert level 3. Nevertheless, we continue to do our mandate in the alternative work schemes as this pandemic or new variant must not cripple us,” Plaza adds.

In support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation of placing Metro Manila in Alert Level 3 until January 15, the PEZA Director General reassures its locators, registered- enterprises, and investors the unhampered coordination between Zone Administrators, Zone Managers, employees, and concerned government agencies.

For concerns to specific departments, PEZA valued clients may refer to this directory online at the agency’s website at http://www.peza.gov.ph/index/php/covid19.