The Philippines has a network of 19 IPAs that are tasked to formulate and develop strategies to position the country as among prime destinations for investments – each one having distinct functions and offering incentive packages. Board of Investments As lead national IPA, the BOI currently chairs the PIPP Steering Committee (SC) and Technical Working Group (TWG). Aside from being an overseer, the BOI holds the distinction of motivating the IPAs acting as the PIPP Technical Secretariat. The PIPP is divided into three (3) clusters based on the priority industries, geographic locations and strengths of each IPA namely, the Manufacturing and Logistics/IT-BPM, Tourism and Agribusiness. Manufacturing and Logistics/IT-BPM Cluster The Philippine manufacturing, logistics and IT-BPM sectors are growing by leaps and bounds over the past years through the efforts of the freeports and ecozones in the central plains of Luzon - the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Subic Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). These freeports offer low labor cost and highly qualified, productive and versatile workforce. They facilitate efficient flow of supply and value chains with their improved business environment, logistic operations and services. Their location provides a strategic manufacturing and logistics access point in ASEAN. SCAD oversees the development of the Central Luzon growth corridor. Tourism Cluster The Philippines’ 7,100 islands boast of breathtaking sceneries and amazing cultural flavors, which are being developed and promoted by the Aurora Pacific EcoZone (APECO), Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC), Poro Point Management Corporation (PPMC), Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB). These Investment Promotion Agencies facilitate the improvement in tourism-related infrastructures to bring in more investments in the form of resorts, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment establishments. APECO, CEZA JHMC, PPMC, PRA, TIEZA and TPB have strong potentials for growth due to their proximity to other countries and their world-class natural attractions. Mindanao / Agribusiness Cluster With temperate climate, abundant water supply, fertile soil, and huge skilled labor force characterizing the following freeports/ ecozones – Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority (PIA), Regional Board of Investment-Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM) and Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority (ZCSEZA) - the South Philippines Agri Industry Areas of Excellence offers ideal locations to grow various produce in vast quantities, Mindanao being the food basket of the Philippines. MINDA, PHIVIDEC, RBOI-ARMM and ZCSEZA implement policies and programs that boost the growth of the agricultural industry, highly prioritizing its transformation into a modern, dynamic and competitive agribusiness sector.

Contact Details and Information About the IPAs:

Agency Short Description Contact Person
Board of Investments

  • Leads the Philippines in developing industries by promoting investments
  • Administers incentives for strategic investment projects
  • One stop shop for investors
For pre-Investment assistance (counselling and Business requirements)

For post investment assistance (Aftercare services)

Apeco-philippines Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Area is the first green Ecozone with 12,923 hectares strategically located along the North Eastern Pacific Seaboard. As a gateway to the Pacific Region, it opens doors to a wealth of opportunities in the highly competitive and booming global market. Aurora Ecozone provides a business-friendly hub conducive to harnessing the rich resources of the land and sea for viable entrepreneurial ventures. Mr. Edward Pineda
Deputy Administrator
The Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) is a 1, 691.55-hectare special economic zone and freeport in Mariveles, Bataan, being governed by the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB). It is the only freeport in Manila Bay, the Philippines’ center of trade, that makes it an ideal investment hub for manufacturing and logistics. Tagged as the “High-end Fashion Manufacturing Hub” of the Philippines, the FAB is home to companies producing high-end brands, including Michael Kors and Coach. Mr. Kelvin Rae G. Rodriguez
Business Development/Marketing Specialist
BCDA logo Bases Conversion and Development Authority – The BCDA Group is a prime mover of national development. We transform former military bases and properties into premier centers of economic growth in partnership with the private sector with integrity, excellence and efficiency in the stewardship of government resources. We create sustainable urban communities to uplift the lives of Filipinos. Ms. Michelle San Juan-De Vera
Investments Promotion and Marketing Department
ceza-logo-1 Cagayan Economic Zone Authority is a government-owned and controlled corporation mandated by law to develop and manage the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (Cagayan Freeport).

  • Located in the North-eastern part of Luzon
  • 54,000 hectares
  • Covers the entire municipality of Sta. Ana, Cagayan, including the islands of Fuga, Barit and Mabbag located in Aparri, Cagayan
Mr. Gabriel Lingan
Business Development and Marketing Chief
Clark Clark Development Corporation is one of the most vibrant investment destinations in the Philippines today. It is right at the heart of major places of interests for business, commerce and leisure. Right inside its Freeport and a nearby Special Economic Zone are enormous business opportunities in manufacturing, information technology, business process outsourcing, tourism, logistics, among the many profitable industries. The place is an economic enclave that is supported by an international airport, geographical advantage, autonomous government and professional skilled and English-proficient manpower and various infrastructures. Rynah F. Ventura 
Vice President
Business Development and Business Enhancement Group
The Clark International Airport Corporation Operating for more than 26 years, the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) is responsible for developing and managing the Clark Civil Aviation Complex (CCAC). The CCAC, located within Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) in Pampanga, covers an area of approximately 2,367 hectares with available land for lease for aviation, aviation-related, and aviation-related logistics businesses. Also located within the CCAC is an up and coming business district – the Clark Global City. At the heart of this burgeoning aerotropolis is the Clark International Airport (CRK), making CCAC the most viable and convenient choice for travellers from Northern and Central Luzon, and for investors from all over the globe. Mr. Darwin L. Cunanan, ECE
Vice President
Commercial & Business Development Group
The John Hay Management Corporation is a government-owned and controlled corporation and a member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). JHMC a subsidiary of BCDA mandated to develop and manage the 301-hectare John Hay Special Economic Zone (JHSEZ). JHSEZ, located at the northern part of the Luzon, Philippines, under the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) particularly within Baguio City. It is currently accessible via land, sea and air transport thru San Fernando Airport. Mr. Zaldy Bello
Special Economic Zone Manager
Mindalogo The Mindanao Development Authority or MinDA is a government agency created through Republic Act 9996. It is mandated to promote, coordinate and facilitate the active and extensive participation of all sectors to effect socioeconomic development of Mindanao. It also acts as the Philippine Coordinating Office (PCOBE) for the Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), ensuring the active participation of Mindanao and Palawan in the sub-regional economic cooperation. Ms. Anelyn Binancilan
Development Management Officer IV
PEZA logo Philippine Economic Zone Authority attached to the Department of Trade and Industry – is the Philippine government agency tasked to promote investments, extend assistance, register, grant incentives to and facilitate the business operations of investors in export-oriented manufacturing and service facilities inside selected areas throughout the country proclaimed by the President of the Philippines as PEZA Special Economic Zones. 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 Mr. Aleem Siddiqui Guiapal 
Group Manager
Promotions and Public Relations Group
The Philippine Retirement Authority is mandated to attract foreign nationals and former Filipino citizens to retire, invest and reside in the Philippines, with a vision to make our country a leading and significant destination for the world’s retirees, seniors and elderly. Ms. Ketslyn Quiletorio
OIC-Division Chief
The Phividec Industrial Authority (PHIVIDEC IA) was created on August 13, 1974 through Presidential Decree No. 538, as amended, to carry out the policy of the Government to encourage, promote and sustain the economic and social growth of the country. Likewise, it created the PHIVIDEC Industrial Areas which shall be proclaimed, designated and specified by Presidential Proclamations. The 3,000-hectare PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental (PIE-MO), covering 13 barangays in the Municipalities of Tagoloan and Villanueva, is the first Industrial Area that is embarked for the PHIVIDEC IA. Ms. Hyessa Suegay 
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Poro Point Management Corporation (PPMC) is a Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation and was created as the operating and implementing arm of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to manage the 240.5-hectare Poro Point Freeport Zone (PPFZ). PPMC is mandated to develop and manage the PPFZ into a self-sustaining and environmentally sound industrial, commercial, financial, tourism, transshipment, and investment center with the end view of generating employment opportunities, attracting and promoting productive foreign investments, accelerating the sound and balanced conversion into alternative productive uses of the former Wallace Air Station, the San Fernando International Seaport and San Fernando Airport, consistent with the socioeconomic development of Northern Luzon, Philippines in particular and of the country in general. Ms. Josefa Catherine Bada
Vice-President, Airport Management
Logo RBOI Regional Board of Investments – Autonomous Region of 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). Its creation is anchored on its desire to serve as the forefront of the Autonomous Regional Government (ARG) in the attraction, registration and administration of local and foreign investments as well as the granting of incentives in order to realize ARMM’s greater vision of evolving an economically viable, stable and self-reliant autonomous region forcefully addressing the issues of poverty, mass unemployment, low standard of living, balanced environment, equitable distribution of wealth and technology capability build-up. Ms. Farida Biruar
Technical Chief
sbma Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is the operating and implementing arm of the Government of the Philippines for the development of the 262-square-mile area of the Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) into a self-sustaining tourism, industrial, commercial, financial, and investment center to generate employment opportunities. This area was the former US Naval facility in Subic Bay. Since its inception in 1992, the Subic Bay Freeport has become one of the country’s premier showcases for economic development, a symbol of pride for every Filipino, and one of the most successful models of military base conversion in the world. Ms. Karen G. Magno
Department Manager III
Business and Investment Department for Manufacturing and Maritime
SCAD Subic Clark Alliance for Development Council (SCAD) is to establish a single, contiguous geographic and economic growth corridor, called the SCAD Corridor. The presence of two (2) international gateways, the Clark International Airport and the Port of Subic Bay, connected by the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), makes the Corridor an ideal logistics center, and a driver for growth in Central Luzon. The Corridor is foreseen as an emerging metropolitan area, second to Metro Manila. Ms. Liza Zuño
TIEZA Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority acts as Department of Tourism’s implementing arm in providing support infrastructures and facilitating investments in tourism enterprise zones (TEZ) nationwide. This is carried out through its main functions — infrastructure development; designation, regulation and supervision of TEZs; management of its existing assets or facilitation of their privatization; and administration of the collection of the Philippine Travel Tax. As the country’s builder of tourism infrastructures, TIEZA brings development to areas with high cultural, historical, religious, heritage and/or eco-tourism values, helping shape a deep sense of awareness and pride for the Filipino’s traditions, natural bounties and uniqueness as a race. Mr. Cesar B. Ladringan
Senior Analyst
TPB PHL Tourism Promotions Board markets and promotes the Philippines domestically and internationally as a world-class tourism and MICE destination, in strategic partnership with private and public stakeholders to deliver a unique high-value experience for visitors, significantly contributing to increased arrivals, receipts and investments to the country. Ms. Nerissa D. Juan 
Division Chief
ZAMBO 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. Ms. Marilou dR. Vasquez
Corporate Sales and Locator Management Division