PEZA transfers new home at Double Dragon Building Pasay City
18 August 2020 (Tuesday)
Taguig City – The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), under the leadership of Director General Charito “Ching” Plaza transfers their head office location at the 10th Floor, DoubleDragon Center West Building, DD Meridian Park, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City.
After leasing spaces in PNOC-DOE Complex in BGC, Taguig since 2016, PEZA will temporarily lease office spaces at the 8th, 9th, and 10th floor of DoubleDragon Center West Building.
For the information of the public and clients of PEZA, the head office landlines will not be changed. However, to facilitate the transition, PEZA’s server will be down during the period of August 18-23, 2020 which will affect its phone landlines.
“During this short period, clients can reach PEZA through their emails and the official mobile numbers of its officials which can be accessed at www.peza.gov.ph/index.php/contact-us. All transactions will be temporarily done virtually. Official numbers of the agency will be posted on the social media page of the agency as well,” said PEZA Director General Charito “Ching” B. Plaza.
Meanwhile, the PEZA Chief underlined that the formal opening of the PEZA’s head office will be on September 28, 2020.
Reasons for the transfer of Head Office
“Because of the expiration of PEZA’s contract with the PNOC complex on August 31, 2020, PEZA management decided to temporarily move to a bigger office and a more strategic location in DoubleDragon while its original PEZA building in Pasay City will soon be constructed to provided big spaces with the continuous and growing influx of export companies and investors” said Plaza.
According to Director General Plaza, “Aside from the approaching expiration of PEZA’s contract with the PNOC complex on August 31, 2020, PEZA management decided to temporarily move to DoubleDragon while its original PEZA building in Pasay City is undergoing construction because PEZA needs wider office spaces in order to cater to increased clients and expanded mandates including the creation of more ecozones in the countryside as stated in Administrative Order (AO) No. 18.”
“The DoubleDragon office space in Pasay provides a strategic location as it is nearer to the airport, and other facilities which will be convenient to both foreign and local investors,” Plaza added. Apart from PEZA, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) is also an old tenant of DoubleDragon and two more government agencies will locate soon in the same building.
Plaza said that “As PEZA’s functions and transactions expand requiring bigger spaces for its employees, the bigger space also conforms to the new normal ensuring that sufficient office space is provided to both clients and workers.”
Moreover, Plaza said that “PEZA is steadfast to fulfilling ‘balancing acts’ which aim to protect the health and safety of its workers while making sure that proper facilitation and coordination are done with concerned government agencies and LGUs for the unhampered flow of goods and services remains especially during this time that the economy is suffering because of the COVID pandemic.”
PEZA registered manufacturing and IT-BPO companies thrive amidst the pandemic
“COVID cannot stop PEZA from continuing to attract investments even while in the midst of a global pandemic. Nowadays, the opportunities are even bigger as everyone is more connected online and thus virtual webinars are easier,” said Director General Plaza who conducts virtual webinars every week, continually attracting investors who are moving their productions out of China.
“We are treating this pandemic as an opportunity to easily connect with those abroad even though we cannot meet them physically, we can still cater to them virtually,” said Plaza.
The PEZA Chief is proud to say that in addition to continued virtual investments “PEZA has seen a growth in our IT-BPO and manufacturing sectors. Investments in the manufacturing sector increased by 24% this year while the IT-BPO sector recorded a 37% increase this year.”
Amidst seeming difficult circumstances, PEZA seeks to be a light and a symbol of hope for the country. “We continue to remain optimistic that the Filipinos as a resilient group of people will be able to overcome this and bounce back better than before,” said Plaza.