A natural gateway to other Asia Pacific economies, the Philippines has flourishing trade links with the region. The country has a stable and democratic government and a free market economy.

The Philippines has deregulated telecommunications, shipping, oil, banking and insurance industries and has a continuing economic and financial reform program.

Among Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines’ 7,107 islands have the greatest number of proven deposits of metallic and non-metallic minerals.

Investment opportunities abound for the exploration of Gold, Copper, Silver, Nickel and other metals.

Existing mining laws, which allow co-production, joint venture, mineral production sharing agreement (MPSA) as well as financial and technical assistance agreements (FTAA) for large-scale mining projects, are attractive to investors. The current policy of revitalizing the mining industry has resulted to renewed interest in the industry.

Despite mineral attractiveness, mining is given tax incentives.

There is a large pool of Filipino professional geologists and mining engineers who have extensive experience in mineral exploration and mining operations. English is spoken and understood throughout the archipelago.

The Philippines offers foreign investors a high standard of living at low cost. First-rate housing, hotels, schools, and recreation facilities are found in Manila and in major cities all over the country.

Repatriation of the earnings and capital of foreign investors is guaranteed.