There are a huge number of things to consider when relocating, but the strength of a country's economy tends to be important.
According to the latest statistics from the World Bank, the Philippines are one of the world's ten most improved economies.
Indeed, the islands climbed from 68th position to 61st in relation to trading across borders.
The move by the Philippine government to make it easier to purchase property helped improve the country's ranking.
With such a large expatriate community, the region is an attractive location for many people and foreign investment is encouraged, particularly in sectors including energy, technology and tourism, Overseas Property Professional reported.
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