The Philippines

An archipelago of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is a country known for its rich heritage, beautiful landscapes and hospitable people. It has a population of 93 million people as of 2013.

It is recognized as a nation of abundant natural resources, with one of the most extensive coastlines in the world marked by captivating beaches and waterfront leisure and residential establishments. In terms of lifestyles, it is multicultural. Eastern and western influences reflect in its vast array of historical landmarks. But most of all, Filipinos are known for having a happy and festive nature, noted for their warmth and hospitality.

Aside from its natural beauty, the Philippines is also a hotspot of financial and entertainment districts dominated by multinational companies, foreign banks, renowned establishments, and high-end shopping malls. The Makati Central Business District (CBD), which is considered the country’s major financial hub and a popular tourist attraction, has the highest concentration of office towers, banks, business process outsourcing (BPO) centers as well as premiere retail centers.

It is emerging as one of the world’s best performing economies, with one of the highest GDPs in the region, and being primed to become a medical tourism hub in Asia.