Country Profile

Philippines Country Profile

The Philippines’ abundant biodiversity, natural resources and youthful demographics are all assets that have garnered recognition from investors in recent years. Sustained economic growth and the Philippines’ newly attained investment grade status notwithstanding, the maintenance of peace in the Mindanao region and persistent poverty levels remain key areas to address as the country continues its successful integration into the ASEAN Economic Community. Tackling ongoing challenges are important priorities for the current administration of Benigno Aquino III, which aims to leave a legacy of good governance beyond its last year in 2016. This chapter contains a viewpoint from President Benigno Aquino III; and interviews with Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, ASEAN; and Roselan Johar Mohamed, Chairman, the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area Business Council.

Cover of The Report: The Philippines 2016

The Report

This chapter is from the Philippines 2016 report. Explore other chapters from this report.

Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, ASEAN
Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, ASEAN: Interview