Chinese influx sparks worries in Philippines

Since late 2016, tens of thousands of Chinese migrants have been coming to the Philippines to work in Manila's booming gambling industry.
Since late 2016, tens of thousands of Chinese migrants have been coming to the Philippines to work in Manila's booming gambling industry.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Critics say they are denying jobs to locals, raising property prices

A spike in Chinese arrivals in the Philippines is causing concerns that they are denying jobs to Filipinos and causing property prices to soar.

Since late 2016, tens of thousands of Chinese migrants have been coming to the Philippines to work in Manila's booming gambling industry.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2018, with the headline 'Chinese influx sparks worries in Philippines'. Print Edition | Subscribe