Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is a government agency in the Philippines attached to the Department of Trade and Industry created to help promote investments in the export-oriented manufacturing industry in the country by assisting investors in registering and facilitating their business operations and providing tax incentives. PEZA also assists investors who locate service facilities inside selected areas in the country (areas are called PEZA Special Economic Zones) which are usually business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing firms. Other activities also eligible for PEZA registration and incentives include establishment and operation within special economic zones for tourism, medical tourism, logistics and warehousing services, economic zone development and operation and facilities providers.

It oversees and administers incentives to developers/operators of and locators in world-class, ready-to-occupy, environment-friendly, secured and competitively priced Special Economic Zones (see List of Economic Zones)

PEZA’s dynamic, responsive and client-oriented ethics have earned the trust and confidence of investors in its Special Economic Zones, the local business sector, and the foreign chambers of commerce in the Philippines. All Industrial Economic Zones are manned by a PEZA officer and staff to immediately attend to stakeholders’ needs and concerns. Information Technology companies are attended to by Head Office.

The creation of PEZA, the development of Special Economic Zones throughout the country, and the very competitive incentives available to investments inside PEZA Special Economic Zones are embodied in the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995, a law passed by the Philippine Congress. As provided in the Special Economic Zone Act, the PEZA Board is chaired by the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry. Vice-Chair is the Director General (Chief Executive Officer) of PEZA. Members of the Board are Undersecretaries representing nine (9) key government Departments, to ensure efficient coordination between PEZA and their respective Departments on matters pertaining to investors’ operations inside the Special Economic Zones. The PEZA Head Office is located in Metro Manila (National Capital Region).

Interestingly, there are many opportunities available to apply in PEZA. Below is/are the hyperlinked headline/s in which all you need to do is to click and access the job opportunities and then apply:

READ MORE: PEZA has opportunities available to apply (Application Deadline: December 4, 2022)

Application Procedure

In view of the current working conditions and health protocols, interested and qualified applicants should submit/email the following documents not later than the Deadline of Application:

  1. Application Letter/ Letter of Intent specifying the position title, plantilla item number and place of assignment addressed to the appropriate officer stated below.
  2. Fully and properly accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017, with signature on every page, latest passport-sized picture and thumbmark) and Work Experience Sheet;
  3. Updated Resume with 2×2 ID Picture (taken within the last six months)
  4. Certificate of Employment with Compensation and Certificate of No Pending Admin Case (current and previous employers)
  5. Updated Service Record (for applicants with government service)
  6. Memorandum of Agreement or Contract (for applicants with Job Order and/or Contract of Service employment)
  7. Certified True Copy of Diploma
  8. Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records (TOR)
  9. Copy of valid Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) License or Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) License (if applicable)
  10. Authenticated CSC Certificate of Eligibility/ PRC Ratings/ PRC Certificate of Registration/ BAR Ratings/ Certificate
  11. Valid Driver’s License (for Driver applicants only)
  12. Photocopy of Training Certificates (relevant to the position applying for) as indicated on the PDS (training certificates obtained during College and Internship will not be counted in the evaluation)
  13. Latest Performance Rating/ Individual Performance Commitment Review (IPCR) Form for two (2) consecutive rating period duly authenticated/ certified true copy by HR (for applicants from the government sector)
Engr. Vivian C. Toledo
Personnel and Administrative Services Group and Human Resource Development Department
Ms. Rosario S. Sucgang
Administrative Services Division 
Cavite Economic Zone

Important Reminders

  1. Applicants must be Filipino citizens and must meet the minimum Qualification Standards (QS) of the vacant position/s being applied for.
  2. Original copies of the above mentioned documents/requirements must be available once requested.
  3. On the email subject, please indicate the position title, plantilla item number and place of assignment (e.g. Application for Attorney II, Item No. 123-4, Legal Affairs Group).
  4. For applicants applying for various positions/plantilla item numbers, please send one email/application per position per plantilla item number.
  5. Applications without specific position, plantilla item number and place of assignment indicated shall not be entertained/evaluated.
  6. PDS and WES must be typewritten/computerized.
  7. Application files should be in PDF (.pdf) with proper file name using format: document Name_Lastname (e.g. Resume_Cruz; Diploma_Cruz, etc.). Documents in MS Excel/ MS Word, image files (e.g. JPEG, PNG, etc.), Google Drive links and other formats will not be accepted.
  8. Applications that are not addressed/emailed to the appropriate officer shall not be entertained/evaluated.
  9. Applications that are incomprehensible and/or difficult to read/understand shall not be accepted.
  10. Only documents received within the specified deadline shall be entertained/evaluated.
  11. Only candidates who have been shortlisted will be notified to proceed with the recruitment process.


About PEZA

Legal Basis
  • Republic Act No. 7916 (as amended by Republic Act No. 8748) otherwise known as “The Special Economic Zone Act of 1995”
Purposes, Intents and Objectives
  • to establish the legal framework and mechanisms for the integration, coordination, planning and monitoring of special economic zones, industrial estates / parks, export processing zones and other economic zones;
  • to transform selected areas in the country into highly developed agro industrial, industrial, commercial, tourist, banking, investment, and financial centers, where highly trained workers and efficient services will be available to commercial enterprises;
  • to promote the flow of investors, both foreign and local, into special economic zones which would generate employment opportunities and establish backward and forward linkages among industries in and around the economic zones;
  • to stimulate the repatriation of Filipino capital by providing attractive climate and incentives for business activity;
  • to promote financial and industrial cooperation between the Philippines and industrialized countries through technology-intensive industries that will modernize the country’s industrial sector and improve productivity levels by utilizing new technological and managerial know-how; and
  • to vest the special economic zones on certain areas thereof with the status of a separate customs territory within the framework of the Constitution and the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Philippines.
Functions and Powers of PEZA Board
  • set general policies on the establishment and operations of the ecozones, industrial estates, export processing zones, free trade zones, and the like;
  • review proposals for the establishment of ecozones based on the set criteria under Section 6 (Criteria for the Establishment of Other Ecozones) and endorse to the President the establishment of the ecozones, industrial estates, export processing zones, free trade zones and the like. Thereafter, it shall facilitate and assist in the organization of said entities;
  • regulate and undertake the establishment, operation and maintenance of utilities, other services and infrastructure in the ecozone, such as heat, light and power, water supply, telecommunication, transport, toll roads and bridges, port services, etc. and to fix just, reasonable and competitive rates, charges and fees therefore;
  • approve the annual budget of the PEZA and the ecozone development plans;
  • issue rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this Act in so far as its power and functions are concerned;
  • exercise its powers and functions as provided for in this Act; and
  • render annual reports to the President and the Congress.
General Powers and Functions of PEZA 
  • to operate, administer, manage and develop the ecozone according to the principles and provisions set forth in this Act;
  • to register, regulate and supervise the enterprises in the ecozone in an efficient and decentralized manner;
  • to coordinate with local government units and exercise general supervision over the development, plans, activities and operations of the ecozones, industrial estates, export processing zones, free trade zones,and the like;
  • in coordination with local government units concerned and appropriate agencies, to construct, acquire, own, lease, operate and maintain on its own or through contract, franchise, license, bulk purchase from the private sector and build-operate-transfer scheme or joint venture, adequate facilities and infrastructure, such as light and power systems, water supply and distribution systems, telecommunication and transportation, buildings, structures, warehouses, roads, bridges, ports and other facilities for the operation and development of the ecozone;
  • to create, operate and/or contract to operate such agencies and functional units or offices of the authority as it may deem necessary;
  • to adopt, alter and use a corporate seal; make contracts, lease, own or otherwise dispose of personal or real property; sue and be sued; and otherwise carry out its duties and functions as provided for in this Act;
  • to coordinate with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the local government units and appropriate government agencies for policy and program formulation and implementation; and
  • to monitor and evaluate the development and requirements of ecozones and recommend to the local government units or other appropriate authorities the location, incentives, basic services, utilities and infrastructure required or to be made available for said entities.
Source: PEZA