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PEZA shifts to full online transactions on Jan 7-14 amid Covid spike

  • The Philippine Economic Zone Authority will implement full online transactions from Jan 7 to 14 amid the surge in COVID-19 cases
  • A full disinfection and sanitation of its head office will be conducted from January 7 to 9
  • A mass RT-PCR testing of PEZA employees will take place at its head office and other offices in the economic zones

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) will implement full online transactions from January 7 to 14, 2022 amid the surge in COVID-19 cases.

While PEZA temporarily shifts to online transactions, a full disinfection and sanitation ofits head office will be conducted from January 7 to 9.

“In adherence to the heightened alert level in Metro Manila and as positivity rate is increasing especially in the metro, our head office in Double Dragon, Pasay City will undergo precautionary health and safety measures,” PEZA director-general Charito Plaza said in a statement.

Further, a mass reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing of PEZA employees will take place at its head office and other offices in economic zones.

To ensure the safety of all personnel, employees will be performing their duties under a work-from-home (WFH) scheme pending the result of their RT-PCR tests.

“Prioritizing the safety of everyone is our utmost goal especially [since] we are on Alert Level 3. Nevertheless, we continue to do our mandate [under] the alternative work schemes as this pandemic or new variant must not cripple us,” Plaza said.

She reassured PEZA locators, registered enterprises, and investors that coordination between zone administrators, zone managers, employees, and concerned government agencies will remain unhampered even with the higher alert level.

Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal and Laguna have been placed under Alert Level 3 until January 15 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the local transmission of the omicron variant.

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