Secretary Ramon Lopez speaking at the Launching of the Private Electrical Contractors (PEC) Program in Support of EODB GE (Getting Electricity).

The Trade Chief discussed the positive macro environment of the Philippines as the country is on a breakout now. With 80 consecutive quarters of positive GDP growth, with additional drivers of the economy (manufacturing and construction), and a lot of good reforms in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EODB), now is the best time to partner with the Philippines.

Secretary Lopez also highlighted the EODB World Bank ranking and reiterated his positive hopes that we will have a better ranking for 2020 especially on the Getting Electricity aspect considering the several reforms we are doing right now.

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