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10 Philippine cities where starting a business is a breeze

Based on an International Finance Corporation study
By Carlo P. Mallo |

Thinking of starting a business but confused as to where to put up one? Check out the list compiled by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on the 10 best cities in the Philippines where it is easiest to start a business.

The cities were ranked based on the number of procedures, days to process, and the cost of the processing.

Surprisingly, the country’s central business district, Makati, did not make it to the top 10. Three cities from Mindanao, two from the Visayas and five from the National Capital Region complete the top 10 cities where it is easiest to start a business in the Philippines.

1. General Santos City

2. Davao City

3. Taguig City

4. Valenzuela City

5. Lapu Lapu City

6. Zamboanga City

7. Cebu City

8. Marikina City

9. Mandaluyong City

10. Pasay City

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