Strategic Investments in the Philippines from Singapore

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Strategic Investments in the Philippines from Singapore

With its growing and young tech-savvy and English-speaking market, the Philippines, dubbed as the social media capital of the world, is now projected to be ASEAN’s start-up dark horse.

Recently, legislation on tax and investments have also made the Philippine economy friendlier to foreign direct investors. Following the heels of the creation of the Fiscal Incentives Review Board regulating the grant of new tax and fiscal incentives, nationality restrictions for foreign direct investments were relaxed with the passage of much-awaited amendments to the Public Service Act, Foreign Direct Investments Act, and Retail Trade Liberalization Act. Meanwhile, right before a political regime change, former President Duterte signed the country’s Strategic Investment Priorities Plan for the next two years.

During the panel discussions, our speakers tackled various topics centred on foreign direct investments in the Philippines, sharing regulatory, commercial and legal perspectives across:

– Strategic Investment Priorities
– Ease of Doing Business
– Start-up Ecosystem
– Cross-border Investment Structures


Keynote 1: Philippine Strategic Investment Priorities
Plan 2022


Panel 1: Ease of Doing Business in the Philippines
from Singapore (Regulators’ Perspective)


Keynote 2: Philippine Start-Up Ecosystem
(Regulators’ Perspective)


Panel 2: Commercial perspectives of FDIs into the
Philippines and Philippine start-up ecosystem


Panel 3: Investment Structures & Legal Considerations

RHTLaw Asia, together with Villaraza & Angangco of the ASEAN Plus Group and RHT Consulting, advises on strategic investments and market entry in the Philippines and the internationalisation journey of Philippine businesses through its Philippine desk. If you would like to explore these opportunities, drop us an email at

Download Philippine Strategic Investment Priorities Plan 2022
Download Philippine Start-Up Ecosystem (Regulators’ Perspective)

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