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The development path of each of Asia’s advanced and middle-income economies has been characterized by strong growth of the industrial sector and large shifts of workers from lower value-added agriculture and services into higher-value manufacturing and exports. This has yet to take place in the Philippines on a sufficiently large scale.


For much of the last century, industrialization in the Philippines consisted of import substitution and exports of agricultural and forestry products having limited value-added (e.g. coconut oil, copper metal, and plywood). [ Read This Chapter ]


The ports of Batangas and Subic have substantial new investment in port infrastructure that should be utilized to lower international shipping costs for industry in CALABARZON and to develop an Asian regional freeport at Subic. [ Read This Chapter ]

Auto firms set to resume full operations

6 June, 2011 at 18:13

Local vehicle assemblers that had to scale down operations following the Japan crisis will go back to running at pre-crisis levels by October or

Update on PEZA’s activities and programs

16 February, 2011 at 14:51

A presentation made by Director General of PEZA  Lilia B. De Lima to the American Chamber of Commerce outlining PEZA’s shift in its

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