Emerging markets explored: The Philippines

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While it may not seem like the most obvious choice, The Philippines has seen its fair share of activity recently. Prosperous locale Quezon City was the subject of almost 50,000 property searches last year. More recently, in January 2016, it was the 13th most popular destination on TheMoveChannel.com.

All this should come as no surprise, considering that Portofino recently launched an incredible 4* luxury resort on one of the islands in May. However you view The Philippines, once you’ve looked through this gallery, we think you’ll agree that this is emerging market deserves the attention.

1. City of Manila, National Capital Region – Condos

PL 1

Asking Price: POA

This sophisticated high-rise in central Manila is made up of two buildings, with an exquisite four-bed town house in between them. This is the epitome of city living, with a myriad of retail outlets on the ground floor and a luxurious rooftop swimming pool and terrace that overlooks the city.

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2. City of Manila, National Capital Region – Condo

PL 2

Asking Price: POA

Here’s another impressive abode that has a stylish blend of elegant design, lots of living space and contemporary comforts, all in one residential enclave. This development features a range of excellent amenities, sits in a great area of Manila and boast great views of the Pasig river and Manila Bay.

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3. Cavite, Calabarzon – Studios to 3 bed houses

PL 3

Asking Price: POA

Situated along Molino Paliparan, the colourful setting of Cavite is just a couple of minutes from Alabang Town Center. It’s a charming cul-de-sac, comprised of two American inspired phases. These technicolour treats come with an infinity pool and a basketball court in the American-style clubhouse courtyard. Being located near to hospitals, schools and big businesses mean that these homes would make excellent rental options for local families.

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4. Talisay, Cebu – 4 bed house


Asking Price: £101,636

This spacious, modern four-bed house is atypical of a detached sub-urban property in The Philippines. It’s located on the border of La Mesa Mini Forest but at 27 square kilometres it’s far from small and this incredible municipal park is easily reached from the property and makes for one heck of a back garden.

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5. Carabao Island, Cavite – hotel room

PL 5

Asking Price: £82,061
This luxury 5* beach-side hotel is operated by the largest hotel operator in China, who are building their brand in South East Asia. It offers 10 per cent minimum underwritten yield and a 120 per cent optional buyback option in the fifth year of investment, plus 14 days of personal use per year for investors.

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