With a population of 109 M in 2020, the depth and quality of its human resources make the Philippines an attractive place for setting up businesses. Migrant Filipino workers are known and trusted in their host countries for their hard work, professionalism, diligence, creativity, technical skills and English language proficiency.
The 2021 English Proficiency Index (EPI) by Education First (EF) ranks Philippines among the top countries with the highest proficiency in the English language. Ranking 4 and 18, respectively, Singapore and the Philippines are the only Asian countries in the top 20. The test is administered among 2 M adults in 112 countries & regions.
The two countries are the only ones in the region that mandate a fully bilingual public education for all children beginning in grade school. Under the official policy, both Filipino and English are taught as language subjects in public schools, with English being the sole language used in science, mathematics and technology courses.
Filipino families value education very highly and every year the country produces over half a million graduates in different streams. The supply of quality workforce – both in labor-intensive industries as well as sectors requiring highly-skilled professionals – makes the country an attractive destination for foreign investors.
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