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Foreign investors grow wary of committing to Philippines

Poor infrastructure and disruption to order turning off investors

A Philippine soldier stands guard in front of damaged buildings in Marawi City on Sept. 4.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Foreign investors are increasingly watchful over the investment climate in the Philippines, as the latest foreign direct investment figures announced this week showed inflows had reached a 13-month low. Some businessmen have flagged the country's decrepit infrastructure and its deteriorating peace and order as chief concerns that could dent sentiment toward the country.  

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