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Philippines drops to 22nd in English proficiency ranking

Philippines drops to 22<sup>nd</sup> in english proficiency ranking

The Philippines slipped four notches to 22nd out of 111 countries with a score of 578 in the 2022 edition of the English Proficiency Index (EPI) by international education company Education First (EF). The index is the world’s largest ranking of countries/regions by adult English skills published annually which also …

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Metro Manila retail

Metro Manila retail

FILIPINO consumers’ propensity to shop and visit brick-and-mortar malls is starting to rebound. We now see the resurgence of high-density retail segments such as family entertainment centers, and this should result in greater traffic in malls. Read the full story.  

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Manila ranks 39th out of 50 cities in pandemic resilience list

Manila ranks 39<sup>th</sup> out of 50 cities in pandemic resilience list

Manila placed 39th of 50 cities included in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resiliency ranking by consultancy agency Deep Knowledge Analytics. The Pandemic-Resilient Cities Ranking 2022 report evaluates target cities in six municipal pandemic response functions (categories), and each of these functions comprises multiple indicator* groups (31 in total), …

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Manila slips in financial center ranking

Manila slips in financial center ranking

Manila slid three spots to 103rd out of 119 global financial centers in the biannual Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) that assesses the competitiveness of financial centers around the world. The country’s total GFCI rating, however, went up 38 points to 584 from 546 previously. The Philippine capital lags behind …

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How minimum wages compared across regions in September

How minimum wages compared across regions in September

This infographic compares the current daily minimum wages set by the country’s Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board and the inflation-adjusted minimum wages as of September based on latest preliminary data by the Philippine Statistics Authority. While the current minimum wages are determined at the regional level to account for …

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