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The Philippines has begun to roll out universal health care (UHC) since President Rodrigo Duterte signed the landmark UHC Bill in February 2019. This is a development that could provide ample opportunities for private sector investment. When the bill was signed into law, all Filipinos had immediate eligibility for the full spectrum of health...

 

How do you assess the opportunities and obstacles to developing strong creative industries?

 

Driven by economic reform and robust domestic consumption, the Philippines now ranks among the fastest-growing economies in the world, after seven consecutive years of GDP growth above 6%. Despite this, however, the agriculture sector has struggled to reach its true potential. While the country is well positioned to tap into new export markets...

 

In February 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte ratified the Rice Tariffication Law, which was passed by the legislature in November 2018. The new law, which went into effect on March 5, lifts quantitative restrictions on rice imports and eliminates the role of the National Food Authority (NFA) regarding imports, thus allowing licensed private...

 

What will be the impact of lifting limits on rice imports and the introduction of the Rice Tariffication Act on the agriculture sector?

 

Ranking consistently among the top global providers of business process outsourcing (BPO), the Philippines is working to widen and deepen its portfolio of thirdparty digital services. Foreign companies delegating operations to providers in the Philippines generate roughly one-10th of the country’s GDP, indicating the degree to which BPO is...

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