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Located in the northeastern part of the Philippines, the Aurora Pacific Ecozone (APECO) is Asia’s premier investment hub of the Pacific. Facing the Pacific Ocean, the ecozone is dubbed as the “Gateway of the Pacific” for its strategic location. Its distinct advantage in transshipment and logistics makes it an excellent choice for business and investment.


  The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) is a government owned and controlled corporation that was created by virtue of Republic Act 9728 or the “FAB Act of 2009.” The Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) is located in Mariveles, Bataan and it is strategically located between the Manila Bay and the South China Sea. The FAB used to be the former Bataan Export Processing Zone, the first economic zone in the Philippines.


  Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is a government agency tasked to manage the Clark Freeport and Clark Special Economic Zone – two contiguous areas in Pampanga and Tarlac that are considered as one of the fastest growing investment destinations in the Philippines today.
  The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) is a government owned and controlled corporation created by virtue of Republic Act 7922, otherwise known as the “Cagayan Special Economic Zone Act of 1995”. The Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Free Port (Cagayan Freeport) is located at the country’s northeastern tip, a strategic location for dynamic enterprise development. The location is at the crossroads of international shipping lanes and is thereby open to a number of lucrative markets which include Japan, China, US West Coast, Hong Kong and Taiwan.


The Phividec Industrial Authority (PIA) is a fully owned and controlled corporation of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. It was established on August 13, 1974 by Presidential Decree 538 as amended by PD 1491. It is mandated to identify and develop sites in the country as prospective industrial areas. At present, PIA manages, administers and supervises the 3,000-hectare Phividec Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental (PIE-MO). PIE-MO is located in the Municipality of Tagoloan and Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.


The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) is a government owned and controlled corporation established in 1985, under Executive Order 1037. Its vision is to make the Philippines a globally competitive and preferred retirement destination in Asia. And its mission is to provide excellent and world class services centered towards customer-valued quality of life that is easy, pleasant and beneficial to foreign retirees and global Filipinos, as a channel of accelerating the socio-economic development of the country.


The creation of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) brought about the existence of the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) on May 17, 1991 by virtue of Executive Order No. 458 which devolves the powers and functions of the National BOI over investments within the region to the Autonomous Regional Government (ARG).


The Subic Bay Freeport was created through an act of the Philippine Congress known as Republic Act No. 7227, or the Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992. It is managed and operated by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, the implementing arm of the Philippine Government in developing the 67,000 hectare area of Subic Bay Freeport and Special Economic Zone into a self-sustaining industrial, commercial, financial and investment center to generate among others, employment opportunities in and around the Zone in particular and the country in general.


An attached agency to the Department of Tourism mandated to designate, regulate and supervise the Tourism Enterprise Zones (TEZs), particularly of cultural, economic and environmental sustainable developments of TEZs to encourage investments.


The Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority supports the overall efforts to attract investments to Mindanao by providing a favorable location  and environment; ready access to markets, manpower, and  other  resources;  and  value-adding  services,  thereby  contributing  to  regional  and  national development.