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The Philippine government launched a four-pillar socio-economic strategy to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and aid the national recovery effort. The framework aims to provide emergency support for vulnerable groups and individuals; expand medical resources to fight Covid-19 and ensure the safety of health workers; implement fiscal and...


To what extent has the country’s fiscal strategy prepared it for the planned P6trn ($119.3bn) worth of borrowings in 2020-21 to address the crisis?


The Republic of the Philippines reaches from Taiwan in the north to Indonesia in the south. It is the fourth-largest country in South-east Asia after Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand. Bordered by the South China Sea – also known locally as the West Philippine Sea – in the west and the Sulu and Celebes seas in the south, the Philippines is home...


The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing economies of the past decade, averaging 6.4% growth per year in 2010-19. Indeed, an expanding and youthful population, combined with reforms and an ambitious infrastructure programme, have made it an enticing investment destination. Nevertheless, as is often the case in emerging markets, challenges...

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Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Philippines 2021

This chapter contains selected listings of some of the top hotels in Metro Manila and Baguio, helpful tips for business and leisure travellers, and other useful suggestions for travel to the Philippines. This chapter contains an interview with Bárbara Apráiz de Encío, Executive Director, Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

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