Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport

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Gordon on slow APECO dev't: 'I want it done'

Oct 02, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Indigenous peoples whose ancestral lands would be affected by APECO are ignored in the budget hearing for 2020

Mr. Israel Maducdoc, president & CEO Asia Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO) at the senate hearing on the proposed 2020 budget of SBMA and APECO. October 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The pitfalls of Special Economic Zones

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:35 PM

While SEZs generate foreign investment and employment they also deprive farmers of their land and distort the economy

3 years after 352-km march, Casiguran farmers still fighting APECO

Dec 17, 2015 - 5:13 PM

People affected by APECO troops to the Ateneo de Manila University to commemorate the third anniversary of the march and to continue their protest

FIGHT CONTINUES. Locals from Casiguran gather at the Ateneo de Manila University to remember their march three years ago and to demand an end to APECO. Photo by Amyl de Gala

Aurora group demands audit, zero budget for APECO

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:23 PM

The economic zone in Casiguran Aurora sits on indigenous people s ancestral land and has yet to benefit the community 7 years after it was created by law residents say

'WAG PONDOHAN. Members of Task Force Anti-APECO gathered outside the senate to demand the budget of APECO be totally cut. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

P251-M budget for APECO? 'Waste of money' – Osmeña

Oct 21, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Senator Sergio Osmeña III says the economic zone in Aurora province should only get caretaker fund of P48 5M for its failure to bring its promised economic growth

NEDA: APECO to become agro-aqua zone

May 06, 2013 - 3:52 PM

The NEDA adds that no additional investment will be made in APECO until it is able to submit its master plan and land use plan

OVERSIGHT AGENCY. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is an oversight agency that steers the country's efforts in attaining economic growth and development. Photo by Cai Ordinario