Philippines

A view of General Santos.

General Santos Wants to Be ‘Green City of the South’

November 24, 2022

A new plan that integrates and focuses the city’s green investment plan is now in place to guide it toward its vision.
People queueing for their babies' vaccine shots in the Philippines.

Widening Access to Health Systems with Fintech

October 13, 2022

Using fintech can help ease the financial and health burden of individuals and help improve health systems and outcomes, says a new ADB report.
Divers remove the crown of thorns starfish around Datoy Island in Coron, Palawan, Philippines, to conserve the coral reefs.

How Coron and El Nido in Palawan Can Curb Overtourism

September 26, 2022

The islands need to determine their capacity limits for tourism to reduce pressure on marine ecosystems.
Chinatown, West Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: ADB.

Southeast Asia Economy Rebounds Despite Headwinds

September 23, 2022

Robust domestic demand in Indonesia and the Philippines contribute to an improved outlook for this year, according to the Asian Development Bank.
Small businesses suffered large income and capital losses during the pandemic. Photo credit: ADB.

4 Mistakes MSMEs Made during COVID-19

July 27, 2022

A study of Southeast Asian businesses shows what not to do during a crisis.
A view of a container port in Viet Nam.

Philippines Needs to Spur Implementation of Paperless Trade

June 22, 2022

Digitalization of transactions is expected to reduce trade costs and enhance the country’s competitiveness.
Vendors enjoy brisk sales at a wet market in the Philippines. Photo credit: ADB.

ADB Sees Brighter Outlook for Southeast Asia

July 22, 2022

Indonesia and the Philippines are expected to grow faster this year amid increased domestic demand as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and borders reopen.
A farm in the Philippines uses plastic mulch to suppress weeds and save water. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Putting the Spotlight on Farm Tourism in the Philippines

July 20, 2022

Four innovative farms in BIMP-EAGA are being promoted as sustainable tourist attractions in the Philippines.
Philippine Airlines launches direct flights between Cotabato City and Tawi-Tawi on 9 June 2022. Photo credit: Mindanao Development Authority.

Things Are Looking Up for Tawi-Tawi

July 11, 2022

Direct flights and new infrastructure projects move Tawi-Tawi closer to becoming an important gateway for Muslim Mindanao to other parts of BIMP-EAGA.