Philippine Advantage


A pool of English-speaking people who are highly trainable. Their capabilities and merits as blue-collar workers, technicians, professionals and managers have been confirmed in postings with foreign firms operating in the Philippines and overseas.


A large potential market for consumer goods on account of its fast-growing population. Its ASEAN affiliation provides further opportunities for access to the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA).


The foreign-investor friendly posture of government. It has manifested its commitment to create conditions that attract foreign investments. Liberalized policies and regulations on foreign investments continue to be put in place.


A conducive location for Asia-Pacific expansion programmers & production facilities, further supported by the governments’ grants of fiscal concessions.


The opening of industries previously restricted like the telecommunications industry, transportation, banking, retail trade energy & post extractive petroleum processing & distribution industry, for the participation of foreign investors.


The potential growth construction enterprises can be attained in the country because of the implemented build-operate-transfer (BOT) scheme by the government. The said scheme provides for the development opportunity of construction enterprises, investors funding the construction, operates the facility for a fixed term, recover their investments plus adequate rate of return and fees then transfer the facility to the government.


Availability and accessibility of special economic zones and free ports in various parts of the country where infrastructure supports are adequately provided and locators are granted fiscal and non-fiscal incentives.


The competitive edge of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry which includes call centers. The said industry is booming in the country and is generating employment opportunities for local citizens.


A highly developed legal system

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