Close to 4,670 locator companies in 415 economic zones (ecozones) that employ 1.7 million Filipinos will directly benefit from the Unified Logistics Pass (ULP), said Charito Plaza, director general of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).
Recently, government agencies kicked off the pilot implementation of the ULP, which streamlines procedures and hopefully reduces bureaucratic red tape. This initiative is expected to result in almost P2 billion in savings for the logistics sector.
“The seamless passage of cargo trucks will contribute to the unhampered flow of goods needed in production for the export market to boost the global supply chain,” Plaza said.
The joint memorandum circular signatories include the DOTr, LTFRB, Land Transportation Office, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of ICT, Philippine Ports Authority, Department of Science and Technology, Clark Development Corp, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, and Anti-Red Tape Authority.