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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 ]

Gov’t mulls lifting all truck bans in Metro

22 October, 2014 at 12:38

By Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 18, 2014 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – The government is looking

ICTSI earmarks $300-M capex to expand MICT

13 October, 2014 at 10:07

by Emmie Abadilla October 8, 2014   The International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), operator of the Manila International

Sustaining PH manufacturing growth

8 October, 2014 at 09:28

By Rafaelita M. Aldaba |Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:01 am | Sunday, October 5th, 2014 Recent growth figures show a strong resurgence of the

Japanese car firms review Phl plans due to policy...

26 August, 2014 at 11:23

 (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 22, 2014 – 12:00am   MANILA, Philippines – Top Japanese automakers in the

Batangas port users get perks

19 August, 2014 at 13:33

DIRECT CALLERS of the Batangas port will receive a 90% discount on port charges and other vessel-handling fees starting this month to encourage

Local Hyundai sales sustained growth in July

19 August, 2014 at 10:05

Subcompact passenger cars lead expansion By Ronnel W. Domingo |Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:00 am | Thursday, August 14th, 2014 Sales of Hyundai

Port decongestion deadline ‘impossible’

15 August, 2014 at 11:54

THE GOVERNMENT’S mid-August deadline for the decongestion of Manila ports will be “impossible” due to intense backlog of cargo and the slow

Japanese investments fuel PH manufacturing sector

8 August, 2014 at 16:20

Japanese investments fuel PH manufacturing sector August 3, 2014 Share this: Japanese investments poured into the country since the

2014 SONA Technical Report

4 August, 2014 at 12:04

2014 SONA Technical Report


4 August, 2014 at 12:03

[ENGLISH] BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, FIFTH STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS, JULY 28, 2014 Posted on July 28, 2014 State of the Nation

Japan’s NYK expands Phl operations

1 August, 2014 at 11:24

Japan’s NYK expands Phl operations By Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 27, 2014 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines

Philippine Business Groups-Joint Foreign Chambers Letter to President Aquino

30 July, 2014 at 16:51

2014-07-21 PBG-JFC Letter to PBSA_final

RA 10642 – Philippine Lemon Law

30 July, 2014 at 14:40

RA 10642 – Philippine Lemon Law

Japanese auto makers eyeing manufacturing plants in PHL

25 July, 2014 at 11:09

Japanese auto makers eyeing manufacturing plants in PHL Category: Top News 25 Jun 2014 Written by Catherine N. Pillas with ANC President

Use Subic, Batangas ports

22 July, 2014 at 10:17

Use Subic, Batangas ports DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 18, 2014 – 12:00am I have been

Manufacturing on a roll

15 July, 2014 at 11:28

Manufacturing on a roll By Cielito F. Habito |Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:06 am | Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 The country’s manufacturing