Cagayan Special Economic Zone

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Cagayan Economic Zone Authority
Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA).svg
Agency overview
Formed February 24, 1995
Headquarters 10th Floor Greenfield Tower, Mayflower cor. Williams Streets, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City Philippines
Agency executives
  • Sec. Ramon M. Lopez , DTI, Chairman
  • Sec. Raul L. Lambino, Administrator and CEO
Parent agency Office of the President of the Philippines
Website www.ceza.gov.ph

The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) tasked to manage and supervise the development of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZFP). Its creation and operation is mandated by virtue of Republic Act 7922, otherwise known as the “Cagayan Special Economic Zone Act of 1995” by then President Fidel V. Ramos. The Cagayan Economic Zone Act of 1995 was authored by Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, a native of Gonzaga town in Cagayan. It is the first economic zone in the Philippines to offer hosting of financial technology companies in the emerging fintech industry with the issuance of the first batch of FTSOVC certificates to three locators.

Spatially, the Cagayan Economic Zone & Freeport covers the entire Municipality of Sta., Ana including the Islands of Fuga, Barit, Mabbag in the Municipality of Aparri in the Province of Cagayan . Approximately 54,118 hectares of land for prime development falls within the jurisdiction of CEZA. It is surrounded by the waters of Babuyan Channel and West Philippine Sea on the North and the Pacific Ocean on the east.

The Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport, also known as Cagayan Freeport, is a special economic zone in Cagayan Province, northern Luzon, in the Philippines. It is envisioned to be a self-sustaining industrial, commercial, financial, tourism and recreational center, in order to effectively encourage and attract legitimate and productive local and foreign investments and eventually create employment opportunities and increase income and productivity in the rural areas around the Freeport Zone.

CEZA is headed by Secretary Raul L. Lambino as its current Administrator and Chief Executive Officer.

CEZA Board of Directors[edit]

Board of Directors
Chairman: Sec. Ramon M. Lopez
Acting Chairman: Usec. Rowel S. Barba
Vice-Chairman: Katrina C. Ponce-Enrile
Members:
Antonio Generoso Buendia, Jr.
Milton A. Alingod
Geary L. Barias
Arturo P. Bautista
Darwin A. Tobias
Shalimar D. Tumaru
Alfonso V. Lim
Allan U. Ty
Jaime Roque Escaño
Jose D. Balagan
Ernesto J. Fueconcillo


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Coordinates: 18°22′30″N 122°06′30″E / 18.37500°N 122.10833°E / 18.37500; 122.10833