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Build Build Build Program Opportunities for Investment

Requested from PIDS by G. Andalis at 09:16 AM on Feb 01, 2019.
Purpose: Research and development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2016 - 01/30/2019
Tracking no: #PIDS-023318701071

Andalis 09:16 AM, Feb 01, 2019

Hi, hope you can help me gather info on the Build Build Build  Program:

1. An overview of the programs & expected projects & investment/development plans (priority sectors/new regulations & schemes/ new projects) 

2. Statistics on (a) foreign investment (more particularly, Japanese) in the country for the past 3 years and  projections for the current and following year (e.g. number of investors, amount of investment, etc.).  (b) projected econ. impact (GDP, taxes, other economic metrics.

 3. Investment opportunities for Japanese investors and other relevant data and references. 

Thank you!

February 13, 2019

Dear Gwendolyn,


Thank you for your request dated Feb 01, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Build Build Build Program Opportunities for Investment.
You requested for the data on the following:
1.	Statistics on foreign investment (more particularly, Japanese) in the country for the past 3 years and projections for the current and following year (e.g. number of investors, amount of investment, etc.)
2.	Overview of investment plans (priority sectors/new regulations and schemes/ new projects, investment opportunities, areas of concerns, etc.) of the country for 2019 and succeeding years, particularly on foreign (especially, Japanese investors)

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data for the information you have requested. In relation to the specific topic of your request, PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for our research studies. However, you may want to get in touch with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for data on foreign direct investments and the Board of Investments for information topics concerning investments on the following websites:

You may also want to look at some PIDS publications available on our website (link here: for other related information that you may deem useful. Some of our publications titled ‘Philippines-Japan Free Trade Agreement: Analyzing Its Potential Impact Using a Computable General Equilibrium Model’ (link: and ‘Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA): Toward a Framework for Regional Economic Integration’ (link: may have the information that you need. You can find similar publications by searching for specific key words in the given link. 

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