28th PEZA Investors’ Night

Pasay City –“As we look forward to this resplendent celebration, we are once again recognizing the relentless dedication and steadfast commitment of our registered business enterprises (RBEs) in pursuit to generating more investments, exports, and creating more jobs for our fellowmen.” Homegrown PEZA Director General Tereso O. Panga proudly says.

On its 28th year, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) celebrated the grand and annual tradition of honoring the remarkable achievements and contributions of its ecozone developer-operators and locator enterprises at the PEZA 28th Investors’ Night at The World Trade Center, last November 22, 2023.

“With the theme for PEZA’s much-anticipated event is ‘Eco-zoning the country towards inclusive and sustainable development’ showcasing the continued success and resilience of our economic zones throughout the years,” the Director General shared.

Among the high officials and principals graced the Investors’ Night are Video Message from President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr and First Lady Maria Louis e ” Liza” Araneta Marcos. Presidential Adviser on Investment and Economic Affairs Secretary Frederick Go, PEZA Board Chairman and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual, and Cong Joey Salcedo.

Further, some of the prominent industry association leaders to attend the annual event are Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI) President Dr. Danilo Lachica, IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) President Jack Madrid, Philippine Ecozone Association (PHILEA) President Francisco Zaldarriaga, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Philippines Executive Director Kazuo Nakamura, and Confederation of Wearables Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP) Associate Director Rosette Carillo.

After three year, PEZA held its annual Investors’ Night at the World Trade Center, a tradition halted by the pandemic since 2020.

PEZA Award Categories

For this year’s Investors’ Night, PEZA takes pride to award 33 export-oriented companies for their exemplary efforts and performances under the following categories: Outstanding Exporter, Outstanding Employer, Outstanding Community Projects, Outstanding Environmental Performance, Hall of Fame Award, and the Billionaires’ Award.

The Outstanding Exporter Award is given to locators that have accomplished outstanding performance in exports are the following :

*Canon Business Machines ( Philippines), Inc.

*Concentrix CVG Philippines, Inc.

*Lizard bear Tasking Inc.

Meanwhile, the Outstanding Employer Award is awarded to companies that generated the most number of jobs, held high regard for the welfare of its workers, and maintained harmony between labor and management are the following:

*Lizard bear Tasking Inc.

*MOOG Controls Corporation Philippine Branch

*TDK Philippines Corporation

*Weserv Systems International Inc.

Other list of awardees category are The Outstanding Community Project Award is granted to locators or developers that have strengthened their relationship with the community through meaningful corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects such as scholarship programs, free medical and dental services, tree planting, gift giving, or similar pro-community projects are the following:

*Eds Manufacturing Inc.

  • JAE Philippines Inc.

*Microchip Technology Operations ( Philippines) Corporation

*MOOG Controls Corporation Philippine Branch

*PCCW Solutions Philippines Inc.

  • Philippine Manufacturing Co. of Murata, Inc.
  • TDK Philippines Corporation

Further, locators that institutionalized their environmental management system, complied with environmental regulations and fostered partnerships between the government and the industry in caring for the environment while simultaneously sustaining economic growth will be awarded the Outstanding Environmental Performers Award are the following:

*Cognizant Technology Solutions Philippines, Inc.

*Lexmark Research and Development Corporation


Meanwhile, the Hall of Fame Award is awarded to three-time winners of the Outstanding Exporter, Outstanding Employer, Outstanding Community Project, and Outstanding Environmental Performer Awards are the following:

*Brother Industries ( Philippines), Inc.

*Canon Business Machines ( Philippines) Inc.

*Concentrix Daksh Services Philippines Corporation

*Glory( Philippines), Inc.

*ING Business Shared Services B. V. Branch Office

*Philippine Sinter Corporation

*Techlog Center Philippines

*Telstra International Philippines Inc

*Weserv System International, Inc.

Lastly, the Billionaires Award is awarded to a company that exports at least US$2.5 Billion in any given year are the following :

*T1( Philippines), Inc.

  • Philippine Associated Smelting & Refining Corporation (PASAR)

*Toshiba Information Equipment ( Philippines), Inc.

Japanese are the number one top nationality who invest with 27.34% followed by Filipino 23.19%, American14.82%, Dutch, British, Singaporean and Korean.

Part of new frontier in ecozone development are the Halal Ecozone hub included.

Some priority of PEZA ate the Science, Technology and Innovation.

The core value and culture of PEZA are no red tape only red carpet treatment.

In 1969 in Bataan the brain child of Former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. is the Bataan Export Processing Zone.

As of the moment it’s created 1.8 million direct job and counting.

PEZA accounted 18.3Billion or 67.1%in the total of Foreign Direct Investment.

Also present from Singapore is the CEO of MTE Technology Inc. Mr. Kok Ho Chan and General Manager Edna Balaguer Baliwas, former PEZA Consultant Dr Lily Lim.

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