Charito “Ching” Plaza is the embodiment of beauty and brains. She has degrees to her name from renowned universities and received various accolades coming from years of her dedicated public service.
She was elected as congresswoman of the 1 st District of Agusan del Norte in 1987, making her the youngest Congress Representative in Philippine History. During her term, she has made major amendments to the Balikbayan Program & the Tourism Infrastructure Bill.
She also authored the bill creating the Caraga Region as the 13th Administrative Region in the Philippines, earning the name “The Mother of Caraga Region.”
Most notably, she co-authored Republic Act 7916, or the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995, creating the Philippine Economic Zone Authority.
As the Director General of PEZA, she initiated major policy reforms particularly in revolutionizing PEZA to meet the dynamic demands of the business environment and to support the Duterte Administration’s economic agenda.
She is the first Lady General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command and is currently designated as the Wing Commander of the 1st Air Force Wing Reserve of the Philippine Air Force.
A woman of action. A woman of motherly compassion. Ladies and gentlemen, PEZA Director General, Brigadier General Charito Plaza MNSA, PHD.