DOLE keeps mandate over ecozone labor rows–PEZA

Published by rudy Date posted on September 27, 2021

BY TYRONE JASPER C. PIAD, Manila Times, 27 Sep 2021 THE proposed Alliance for Industrial Peace and Program (AIPP) retains the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) jurisdiction over labor dispute settlement, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) clarified.

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DOLE keeping jurisdiction over ecozone labor disputes

Published by rudy Date posted on September 20, 2021

BY SAMUEL P. MEDENILLA, 20 Sep 2021 THE removal of the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in handling labor-related cases in economic zones is considered illegal.

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PEZA bats for more ecozones in Calabarzon

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 8 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Economic Zone Authority is pushing for the development of more ecozones in CALABARZON (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon) for priority industries including automotive, electronics, as well as information technology – business process management (IT-BPM).

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BIR ends VAT exemption for exporters, ecozone firms

Published by rudy Date posted on June 26, 2021

by Elijah Felice Rosales (The Philippine Star), 26 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will no longer accept applications for VAT exemption from exporters for the purchase of goods and services as part of the lifting of fiscal incentives under the new tax law.

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Philippines: 4000+ garment workers laid off in economic zone due to reduced orders from buyers amid COVID-19; Incl. company responses

Published by rudy Date posted on September 28, 2020

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Thousands return to work as Bataan Freeport locators resume operations

Published by rudy Date posted on June 9, 2020

By Mar Jay delas Alas, 9 Jun 2020 MARIVELES, Bataan, June 9 (PIA) — Some 22,000 workers at the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) are now back to work after locators resumed operations since the start of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

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Half of Subic Freeport firms resume operations

Published by rudy Date posted on June 5, 2020

By Henry Empeño, Businessmirror, 5 Jun 2020 Subic Bay Freeport—Practically half of all the registered Subic Bay Freeport business locators are now operating under various manpower load and production level, after the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) placed the economic zone under a less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ) on Monday.

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Special economic zones in ASEAN: Opportunities for US investors

Published by rudy Date posted on June 5, 2020

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Peza insists on status quo in fiscal incentive system

Published by rudy Date posted on May 30, 2020

by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 May 2020 The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) has warned against experimenting on new tax breaks in the middle of the pandemic, but the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the updated tax reform bill was exactly what businesses need now.

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Cavite ecozone hums back to life

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2020

By: Maricar Cinco – Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — About 40,000 workers are expected to report back to factories and assembly lines in Cavite province once businesses reopen after nearly two months of suspended operations due to the lockdown imposed by the national government to contain the spread of the…

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Bataan eco-zones cited for labor laws compliance

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2015

From the Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz unveiled labor laws-compliant markers in three Bataan economic zones—the Freeport Area of Bataan; PAFC Petrochemical Industrial Park; and Hermosa Industrial Park. Bataan is the first province in the country to have all its economic zones certified labor laws compliant under the new Labor Laws Compliance…

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Not so special

Published by rudy Date posted on April 4, 2015

The world is awash with free-trade zones and their offshoots. Many are not worth the effort WHEN the first modern free-trade zone was established at Shannon airport in 1959, few outside Ireland paid much attention. Now everyone seems to be an admirer of “special economic zones” (SEZs) that offer a combination of tax-and-tariff incentives, streamlined…

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Different requirements await non-export locators in planned new ecozones

Published by rudy Date posted on September 14, 2011

LOCAL FIRMS will not have to comply with a minimum investment value, but will have to adhere to strict environment and labor standards to operate in economic zones being planned for non-export businesses, an official said yesterday.

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PEZA pressed for provincial ecozone rules

Published by rudy Date posted on July 24, 2011

CEBU CITY — The Trade department has pressed the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to issue guidelines for the formation of economic zones in the provinces that will also cater to non-exporters, as part of the current administration’s efforts to spur business activity outside Metro Manila, a Cabinet official told journalists here late last week.

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Government plans to create ecozones for local firms

Published by rudy Date posted on February 28, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to spur investments in less developed regions in the country, the national government is looking at creating an ecozones for local enterprises that will exempt locators from paying business tax.

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Special labor employment zones

Published by rudy Date posted on December 22, 2010

Unemployment and poverty are related problems that must be addressed by any government. In the unique situation of the Philippine economy, these are major problems that the sitting president must give high attention to.

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RP to fall behind 8.2% Asia growth

Published by rudy Date posted on September 29, 2010

As so-called low-base factors, as a result of the comparatively low growth rates last year, subside, economic growth is seen to slow down from the record 7.9 percent in the first half and settle at an overall 6.2 percent gross domestic product expansion by the end of the year, the revised Asian Development Outlook (ADO)…

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More Freeports, anyone?

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2010

I knew I was going to touch some raw nerves when I raised the issue of the proliferation of Freeports in a joint meeting of the Management Association of the Philippines, Makati Business Club and the Financial Executives Association of the Philippines. Secretary Cesar Purisima had just announced his plans to raise the Government’s tax…

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