Freeport Zone





Multi-lingual skilled labor

The Philippines is generally acknowledged to have the most highly motivated and easily trainable labor force in Asia. Numerous studies and surveys have ranked the Filipino worker higher in procedures than his counterparts in other Asian countries, including China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. A leading Hong Kong consulting firm gave Filipino workers the best overall score based on points for quality, cost, availability and turnover amoung workers in East Asia. Skilled and managerial level employees are widely considered the best in terms of wage costs and quality of any country in Asia. According to a September 1996 issue of the Economist, "Although India may provide the cheapest and most available labor, only the Philippines scores reasonably well in all categories." Several surveys noted that Filipino workers usually respond well to productivity goals and wage incentives for increasing their output.

The Philippines has one of the highest literacy rates (93%) in Asia, and English is widely spoken and taught in schools accross the country. Most workers are fluent in English to communicate with foreign managers and to allow the use of manuals and training materials without the time and expense of translation and to allow foreign experts to conduct training directly, without the use of translators. This allow considerable reduction in training time and cost, with increased training quality. The quality of Philippine secondary eduction is well regarded by foreign managers.

The Berthaphil and the Clark Freeport Zone offers you access to a large and cost-effective labor pool  (7 million people, 13 universities), including many individuals formerly employed in skilled-labor and managerial roles with the US Air Force. Manila,only an hour's trip away, has an abundant pool of low-cost managerial and technical labor, including many individuals with up-to-the-minute information technology skills. Leading worldwide technology firms, including Texas Instruments, and the Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Corp. (PSPC) have located key functions in the Clark Freeport Zone and other Philippine locations, attesting to the suitability of Philippine labor for high tech work.


Contact : Ms. Arlene D. Aniciete
Berthaphil Compound J. Abad Santos Ave., Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
, Philippines 2009
Tel : (6345) 599 5312 / 5313 • Fax : (6345) 499 5314  email:

Links: * Clark Center * Clark Freeport Zone * Clark International Airport

U.S. Contact : Peter Herman (917) 734-7163 email: