Inside the Philippines: August 2021

Containing COVID: On vaccinations and quarantine measures

Over 21 million vaccine doses have been administered as of August 3

Metro Manila to be placed under strict two-week lockdown in mid-August to curb the transmission of the Delta variant

Build, Build, Build: Infrastructure projects see completion and continued progress throughout the pandemic

Big-ticket aviation projects and bridges have recently been completed

Construction is ongoing on several rail, road, and aviation projects

Deal Spotlight: Filinvest REIT set to IPO and local fintech start-up NextPay raises capital

Filinvest Land REIT IPO slated for up to USD 250M debut on 12 August 2021

NextPay raises USD 1.6M from foreign and local venture capital firms

Investor Interest: Local conglomerates launch venture capital funds

Media company GMA Network joins several local corporations in forming funds focused on early-stage investing

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