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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 ]

Economist slams chaos brought on by truck ban

8 July, 2014 at 10:28

Economist slams chaos brought on by truck ban  Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:12 am | Friday, July 4th, 2014 President Aquino should order the

PH seen benefiting from factory relocation and China investments

8 July, 2014 at 09:52

PH seen benefiting from factory relocation and China investments by Bernie Magkilat July 2, 2014   Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines

US seeks closer business ties

17 June, 2014 at 16:36

Posted on June 04, 2014 10:48:43 PM By Daryll Edisonn D. Saclag, Reporter   US seeks closer business ties US SECRETARY of Commerce Penny

Seven growth drivers in 2014

6 June, 2014 at 11:17

Seven growth drivers in 2014 By Cielito F. Habito Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:08 am | Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 Will the economy grow as fast or

DPWH eyes Laguna-Batangas cargo rail system

4 June, 2014 at 15:23

DPWH eyes Laguna-Batangas cargo rail system By Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) | Updated May 26, 2014 – 12:00am MANILA,

PHL, US to further trade ties

4 June, 2014 at 15:21

PHL, US to further trade ties   Category: Top News 27 May 2014 Written by Catherine N. Pillas, BusinessMirror   United States

Foreign firms seen relocating to Phl

19 May, 2014 at 14:58

Foreign firms seen relocating to Phl By Louella D. Desiderio (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 13, 2014 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines

April TPP Updates Email

15 May, 2014 at 14:09

April TPP Updates Email

Making haste slowly

8 April, 2014 at 16:45

Opinion Posted on March 10, 2014 08:47:30 PM Making haste slowly By Rafael M. Alunan III “THERE is no other time in our history where so

‘Growing too slow’

8 April, 2014 at 16:38

‘Growing too slow’ SKETCHES By Ana Marie Pamintuan (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 10, 2014 – 12:00am The month opened with a

Structural reforms, inclusive growth

8 April, 2014 at 16:31

Structural reforms, inclusive growth by Florangel Rosario Braid March 7, 2014 Organized by the foreign chambers of commerce in the country,

Manufacturing policy brief

5 December, 2013 at 13:35

Manufacturing policy brief

Phl urged to create environment conducive to mfg investments

18 October, 2013 at 17:31

The Philippines needs to provide an environment conducive to investments especially in manufacturing to create more jobs crucial for poverty

Japanese firm eyeing PH

13 September, 2013 at 13:27

A Japanese manufacturer of printers and projectors plans to set up a production facility in the Philippines, lured mainly by the attractive

Three industry roadmaps out

29 August, 2013 at 15:07

The government has unveiled the first three of 30 industry roadmaps designed to develop investments in the country. The first roadmaps, released

Road map to reindustrialization

29 August, 2013 at 14:54

I was in Bangkok for a brief visit last week, and felt the same sadness I’ve always felt each time I’ve visited there in recent times.