The COVID-19 Pandemic has placed uncertainty to many investors worldwide. In fact, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas stated that foreign direct investments in the Philippines plunged by 68% in April 2020 as market players put business plans on hold. Meanwhile, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has underscored the role of establishing more economic zones as part of the country’s recovery plan.
Join us this 11 September 2020, 2:00 PM on our Joint Virtual Webinar with the PEZA Director-General, BGen. Charito Plaza, as she will brief the participants on how ecozones can be a key element for the recovery of the Philippine economy and what is done to support the PEZA-companies in these trying times.
This webinar is organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in a joint effort with the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, with CCI-France Philippines, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.
Zoom access will be sent one hour before the event.
Event DetailsLocation: ZoomDate: September 11, 2020Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Admission FeesMember Fee: FreeGuest Fee: 500 PHP
Director-General Charito B. Plaza
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
In September 2016, President Duterte appointed Charito Booc Plaza as the Director-General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).
From 1986-1998, Plaza represented Agusan del Norte’s First District in the Philippine House of Representatives. Plaza is one of the authors of the Special Economic Zones Law that created PEZA, and is also the principal author of Republic Act 7901, which created the Caraga Region.
After leaving Congress, Plaza served as consultant to the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the Department of Transportation.
Plaza is also a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) – Reserve Force, holding the rank Brigadier General. From 1989 – 1998 and then from 2012-2015, she was Wing Commander for the 3rd Ready Air Reserve Wing Mindanao and the 7th Air Force Wing Reserve, respectively. She was both the youngest commissioned lieutenant colonel and the youngest colonel in the AFP Reserve Force. Plaza was also the first female general in the AFP Reserve Force, the first female general in Philippine Air Force, and the first female general from Mindanao.