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PEZA recognizes partners’ valuable contribution as MEZ celebrate 43rd anniversary

PEZA recognizes partners’ valuable contribution as MEZ celebrate 43rd anniversary
January 21, 2022
PEZA recognizes partners’ valuable contribution as MEZ celebrate 43rd anniversary

21 January 2022 (Friday)

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu – In celebration of the 43rd anniversary of the Mactan Economic Zone (MEZ), the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) on Wednesday awarded the Galing Pinas! Excellence Partnership Award to twenty (20) locator companies, industry associations, LGUs, and National Government Agencies for their outstanding contribution in the economic zone and industrialization program of PEZA and for making the Philippines an investment haven in Asia.

This comes as PEZA Director General Charito Plaza conducted her annual ‘Listening Tour” with investors last January 19, 2022 held at the Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in Cebu.

PEZA Director General Plaza has kickstarted her annual ‘Listening Tour’ this 2022 with a dialogue and awarding ceremony for MEZ investors and partners.

According to Plaza, “MEZ is coined as the pioneer economic zone in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. One of the long-time existing public economic zone in the country and in Asia, MEZ is considered to be the home of big-ticket projects in Cebu that have provided thousands of jobs to the ‘Oponganons’ and ‘Cebuanos’.”


The recipients of the said award include:

  1. Cebu Fil Veneer Corporation
  2. Cebu Mitsumi Inc.
  3. Mactan Apparels Inc.
  4. MEPZ Mixed Gases Corporation
  5. Phil. BXT Corp. Tourism Economic Zone
  6. Philippine Kenko Corporation
  7. Tamiya (Philippines), Inc.
  8. TMX Philippines, Inc.
  9. Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  10. MEPZCEM Chamber Inc.
  11. Mactan Township Development Corporation
  12. Topline Logistics and Development Corporation
  13. Cebu Province LGU
  14. Lapu-Lapu City LGU
  15. Mandaue City LGU
  16. Philippine Air Force (PAF)
  17. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region VII
  18. National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Region VII
  19. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Region VII
  20. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region VII

PEZA Director General Plaza and MEZ Zone Administrator Atty. Abdullah Adel-Khan Alug awarding PSA the Galing Pinas! Excellence Partnership Award.

“We are grateful and thankful to our locator partners whose contributions serve as economic drivers for Cebu’s growth,” she added.


The PEZA Chief noted that “In our relentless pursuits to serve our fellowmen, our investment partners, and our ecozone developers and locators, we continue to create opportunities from the present situation of pandemic and continue to strive in attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the country.”



Redesigning of MEZ and PEZA public ecozones to green township and as ecozone tourism destination, a show window to the world


In line with its efforts to contribute to the revival of the economy under the leadership of Plaza, PEZA has adapted its Transformation Road Map (TRM) which outlines its plans and programs for the next 25 years. One of the projects under this road map is the redesigning and transformation of PEZA’s public ecozones into green, healthy, sustainable, and smart ecozones with the integration of industrial, commercial, residential component.


“MEZ will be the first to be the recipient of the re-masterplanning of PEZA’s public ecozones. The projects to be included in the redesigning of the ecozone are the construction of the MEZ Admin Building and Multi-Purpose Hall, hospital, PNP and BFP offices, creation of underground power and telecommunications systems, installation of RFIDs, and e-shuttle vehicles among others. We will work in the overall beautification of our zones where investors and workers can live, learn, and play,” noted Plaza.


She added, “PEZA’s ecozones will be the country’s show window to the world, showcasing not only full industrialization but also environment-friendly where investors shall work and live in a clean, beautiful, safe, and secured place.”


The Director General assures that “Despite the challenges in pandemic, PEZA will continue to do its best to attract potential investors, assist and support our locator companies, generate jobs and contribute to the overall revival of the economy for the benefit of our people and our country.”


Established on January 15, 1979 under Proclamation No. 1811, s. 1979, MEZ is one of the public economic zones inherited by PEZA in 1995. Since 1995 to September 2021, these companies contribute Php 51.500 Billion of investments, USD$ 45.320 billion of exports. MEZ currently hosts 204 companies that employ 52,792 workers.