Doing Business in the Philippines

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07 Jun: Business Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Philippines

The Philippine pharmaceutical market is similar to China and Iran. But according to investphilippines.gov.ph the overall market is comparable to Pakistan, Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia in per capita, and is “consistently ranked as the 11th most attractive pharmaceutical market in the Asia-Pacific region, and the third largest market in ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, after Indonesia and Thailand.”

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19 Mar: Makati versus BGC

The term ‘location, location, location,’ applies to where you decide to put your office. Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines is home to several business districts: Makati, Bonifacio Global City, and Ortigas being the main hubs. Choosing a location is the most important factor when starting your business in the Philippines. Determining the best area for your organization is key for your employees alleviating them from the congestion of the entire city.

Manila took over Mumbais spot as worlds 2nd outsourcing city_

28 Mar: Manila took over Mumbai’s spot as world’s 2nd outsourcing city

The Philippine economy looks robust with two of its cities crashing into the top 10 of the Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations for 2014. Since its opening, the IT-BPO market in the Philippines has demonstrated great potential to become a global leader by leveraging a world-class workforce. The country’s I.T. Business Process Association of the Philippines or iBPAP, along with other local government agencies, promotes the industry, in part through campaigns designed to develop IT-BPO capabilities in additional hub cities.

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09 Jan: Tourism Enterprise Zones Take Global Competitiveness to New Heights

Republic Act (RA) 9593, or the Tourism Act of 2009 passed by the Arroyo administration, cements a national policy bolstering investments and improving employment in the Philippines’ tourism industry. Fast forward to 2011, less than two (2) years since the law’s inception, and the country is seeing a rise in international visitor arrivals, which spiked to 7.89% in the first quarter of 2010.

Commerce Flows into Subic, Philippines

25 May: Commerce Flows into Subic, Philippines

Subic Bay, Philippines is bordered on the east by Zambales mountains and the South China Sea on the west. A former US Naval base, Subic is now a freeport zone and a gateway for the transportation of goods. And, while it’s topography is more of a jungle paradise, technology, infrastructure, and industry have changed the landscape and the standard of living in the community.