Located at the heart of the country, the Central Philippines is the tourism hub, boasting heritage sites, surfing spots and long stretches of white sand beaches.
The region is expansive, with an abundance of natural and mineral resources, making it the chosen destination for investment in mining and quarrying. Though one of the smallest regions, it boasts a population of more than 11 million and very high employment rates of 93%.
The area is also home to the province of Cebu – which has the country’s fastest-growing economy. Cebu City is the main centre of commerce, trade, education, and industry. As the second most popular investment destination after Manila, Cebu has become a global hub for shipping, furniture-making, tourism, business processing services, and heavy industries.
This region has undergone an infrastructure overhaul with two new international airports under construction and the expansion of domestic airports to cover flights from South Korea. Seaports are also prominent in the region. Ports in Bohol and Cebu can handle over 20 million kilograms of cargo.