A country that is performing remarkably well in times when other countries clearly struggle. The economy is growing rapidly and the government is implementing new plans and policies to create an attractive environment for business to start and grow.
So working in the Philippines is great, but living there is even better. There are seven thousand breath-taking islands with endless possibilities to enjoy their beauty. The cost of living is incredibly cheap; food, local transport and housing will cost you hardly anything but the best things the country offers are even free. Sunsets, white beaches, clear blue water, great temperatures and the most welcoming and friendly people in the world.
The majority of Filipino’s are Catholic and you can see biblical writing and drawings on almost every jeepney, the most common used form of public transport in the cities. Filipino and English are both official languages in the country, which makes it even easier to communicate with the warm-hearted locals.
Business in the country is based on trust so take time to socialise and preferably meet new business contacts through a third party. Before a deal is closed, there is often an exchange of gifts. These should be nicely wrapped, and opened later in private.