Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Reaching the unbanked

Inclusive banking for inclusive growth

Credit: Rowena Harbridge/AusAID

With a new president at the helm, LANDBANK will support President Rodrigo Duterte’s efforts to ensure inclusive economic growth in the Philippines,... Jun 23, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

The Philippines’ infrastructure program

‘The golden age of infrastructure’

Japan will invest in the Metro Manila Subway System (Credit: Dept of Transportation, The Philippines)

President Rodrigo Duterte is implementing an ambitious $160 billion infrastructure plan, for which he can count on the support of Japanese investment,... Jun 22, 2017

Infrastructure | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

Tapping the Philippine Market

Japan Inc. sees PH among most promising investment destinations

Japan’s diminishing domestic market, a result of its aging and shrinking population, has compelled Japanese companies to search overseas for new... Jun 21, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

Gateway to ASEAN

Philippines set to become Japan’s prime partner in ASEAN

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on the sidelines of the 2016 ASEAN Summit in Laos (Credit: Presidential Communications Operations Office, the Philippines)

As Japan looks to strengthen its foothold in the ASEAN region, it sees the Philippines as its key partner in, and ideal gateway to, this growing market.... Jun 20, 2017

Government | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

Asian stock exchanges

Leading the race among top-performing exchanges

Headquarters of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Manila

In 2015, small, open economies such as the Philippines and Thailand will need to spend less on costly imports of oil and gas. At these equity markets,... Apr 06, 2015

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

APEC 2015 host targets expansion across the board

According to the Central Bank FDI inflows in the first half of 2014 reached $3.57 billion, 76.9% higher than the $2.01 billion posted in the same period last year, creating an impressive outlook

The Philippines will host the 2015 APEC Summit and showcase both the public and private sector’s long-term commitment to its theme of inclusive growth Nov 12, 2014

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

Skills in demand

“we are trying to channel [the diaspora’s] remittances into investment and business“ Imelda M. Nicolas, Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)

Prominent Filipinas and business leaders are helping to promote the role of women, and in particular those working overseas, in building the economy back... Nov 12, 2014

Others | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

Infrastructure and real estate in huge demand

Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo

The Philippines is seeing a fast rollout of major infrastructure projects as the sector seeks at least $20bn annually to grow Nov 11, 2014

Infrastructure | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

A whirlwind recovery

The immense destruction caused by one of the most powerful tropical storms on record affected some 16 million Filipinos and prompted a massive international aid effort to help the nation recover

The devastation caused by last year’s super typhoon Haiyan was met by an extraordinary public-private response Nov 11, 2014

Others | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

Unprecedented support pushes tourism to the fore

El Nido, Palawan, is protected for its natural splendor and extraordinary ecosystem

The Department of Tourism’s latest campaign declares 2015 as ‘Visit The Philippines Year’ and invites domestic and foreign tourists to experience... Oct 15, 2014

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

PHILIPPINES: Toward a trillion-dollar economy

In April 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama made a historic visit to Manila, the first by a U.S. head of state in more than a decade, during which he signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III

One of Asia’s best economic performers, the Philippines is on its way to becoming a trillion-dollar economy by 2030 due to a revitalized private sector,... Oct 15, 2014

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

Tackling inequality next step for Asia’s most resilient nation

Arsenio Balisacan, Secretary of the National Economic and Development Authority

The Philippines has overcome external shocks and internal disasters to maintain impressive economic growth over the last few years. The next step now for... Aug 06, 2014

Government | Asia-Pacific | Philippines

Driving innovation to become a global player

Jeremy Cowx
Managing Director, IMI Japan Inc

Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., also known as IMI, is one of the leading global providers... Oct 24, 2017

‘Go Negosyo is the prime mover of entrepreneurship in the Philippines’

Joey Concepcion
CEO and President of Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE)

Go Negosyo is the advocacy group of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE), a... Oct 11, 2017

From farm to plate: the AgriNurture business model

Mr. Antonio Tiu
President and CEO Agrinurture Inc.

AgriNurture Inc. is a company fully integrated into the agro-industry supply chain. President... Oct 10, 2017

JICA, supporting Japanese companies in the Philippines for over 60 years

Mr. Susumu Ito
Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Mr. Susumu Ito, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),... Oct 02, 2017

Premiumization in the Philippines

Mr. Winston S. Co.
Director and President of Emperador Distillers, Inc.

An interview with Winston S. Co of Emperador Inc.

Sep 29, 2017

“We are almost saturating the Philippines with our products and the shelves are almost ours”

Mr. Renato Sio
Chairman of Sanitary Care Products Asia

An interview with Mr. Renato Sio, Chairman of Sanitary Care Products Asia

Sep 28, 2017

Globe drives the economy with data

Mr. Ernest Cu
President and CEO of Globe Telecom

Mr. Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe Telecom, sat down with The Worldfolio to discuss... Sep 25, 2017

‘We are taking the opportunity to develop medical tourism and healthcare facilities in this country’

Dr. Paulyn Rosell-Ubial
Secretary of Health Department of Health

Dr. Paulyn Rosell-Ubial, Secretary of Health of The Philippines, discusses the changing... Sep 04, 2017

Fueling economic growth in Mindanao

Mr. Tirso G. Santillan
Executive Vice President and CEO Alsons Power Group

Mr. Tirso G. Santillan, Executive Vice President and CEO of The Alsons Power Group, discusses... Sep 04, 2017

PLDT SME Nation connects Filipino SMEs to the world

Mr. Mitch Locsin
Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Nation

Mitch Locsin, Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Nation, discusses the growing ICT landscape... Sep 04, 2017

Making a level-playing field

Mr. Alex Buenaventura
President and CEO of Landbank of the Philippines

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Alex Buenaventura, President and CEO of Landbank... Jul 03, 2017

‘More room for growth’ in Philippine banking industry

Cecilia C. Borromeo
President and CEO of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DPB)

Cecilia C. Borromeo, President and CEO of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DPB),... Jun 30, 2017

Leveraging on the Philippines investment potential

Mr. Guillermo M. Luz
Private Sector Chairman of National Competitive Council

Guillermo M. Luz, Private Sector Chairman of the Philippines’ National Competitive... Jun 29, 2017

‘The strength of the Philippines is really in its people’

Mr. Peter Angelo V. Perfecto
Executive Director Makati Business Club

Peter Angelo V. Perfecto is Executive Director of the Makati Business Club, an organization... Jun 22, 2017

Leaving a lasting legacy

Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
Secretary of Finance Department of Finance

The Philippines’ Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez III sits down with The Worldfolio... Jun 21, 2017

The ASEAN’s gaming hub

Ms. Andrea D. Domingo
Chairman and CEO PAGCOR

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is the regulator of the Philippines... Jun 20, 2017

Opening up the economy to foreign investment

Mr. Benjamin Diokno
Secretary of the Department Budget and Management

Mr. Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines,... May 29, 2017

Building foundations for sustainable development

Ernesto M. Pernia
Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Ernesto M. Pernia (PhD), Secretary of Socioeconomic... May 24, 2017

Philippines a country that is really open for business

Mr Hans Sicat
Former President of the Philippine Stock Exchange

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Hans Sicat, former President of the Philippine Stock... May 22, 2017

Driving innovation to become a global player

Arthur Tan
CEO of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.

Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., also known as IMI, is one of the leading global providers... May 19, 2017

A three-point plan for ICT

Secretary Rodolfo A. Salalima
Department of ICT of the Republic of The Philippines

Secretary Rodolfo A. Salalima of the Department of ICT says the government has three priority... Apr 17, 2017


Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam




total: 300,000 sq km

country comparison to the world: 72

land: 298,170 sq km

water: 1,830 sq km


101,833,938 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)



GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 13.9%

industry: 31.3%

services: 54.8% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)


$50.72 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 53

$37.6 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)

EXPORTS commodities:

semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits


$59.9 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 42

$46.39 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



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