By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher
Filipino and foreign investors are expected to inject some P185 billion in the form of capital investments, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed.
Region III (Central Luzon) was the biggest recipient among regions during the first quarter with P80.3 billion in approved investment pledges by investment promotion agencies. It was followed by Region IV-A (Calabarzon) with investment commitments amounting P60.6 billion.
The National Capital Region and Region XI (Davao Region) managed to get more than P10 billion in investment pledges, at P15.7 billion and P14.5 billion, respectively.
Countries investing in the Philippines (Q1 2018)
Projected employment from approved investments (Q1 2018)
Industries that attract the most investments (Q1 2018)
The biggest employers in the manufacturing industry