Filipino workforce is among the most advantageous forces Manila has vis-à-vis any other country in Asia. Because of its priority of high education, its literacy rate is high at 94.6%. It is world’s third largest English-speaking country as English is taught in all schools. Some 350,000 graduates boost its professional pool every year.
Capital of The Philippines, the city is situated right in the heart of Asia, the fastest growing region at present. It is within four hours flying time from the major regional capitals. Seated at the crossroads of eastern and western business, it serves as a critical entry point to over 500 million people in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market and a gateway of international shipping and air lanes suited for international business.
Find the best of sun, sea and sand in style at the tropical setting full of modern amenities. The Philippines is considered second home to expatriates who are welcomed by the warmest people in the region. Manila has openness to varied cultures with an unmistakable global outlook. Expats enjoy affordable luxuries, business centres, housing, parks, schools, hospitals, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, beaches, resorts, and recreation centres.
Capital of an archipelago-country like the Philippines, it offers huge advantages because of varied natural resources, ranging from the land to marine biodiversity to mineral resources. It is Southeast Asia’s biggest copper producer and among the top ten producers of gold globally. Its 7,100 islands boast of stunning beaches with mesmerizing sceneries that offer leisure spots for holiday makers.
Country with an open economy allows 100% foreign ownership in almost all sectors. The banking, insurance, shipping telecommunications and power industries have been deregulated towards. There are attractive incentive packages like the corporate income tax has been reduced to 32% and the Special Economic Zones (ecozones) companies required to pay only 5% overall taxes.
With the integration of ASEAN economies under ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA), Manila offers the natural and most strategic location for business and provides the best gateway to firms looking to access the vast ASEAN market and its huge world of trade opportunities. The city has well-developed communication, transportation, business, and economic infrastructure which connects Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the country’s three major islands.