In this month’s inside look into the Philippines – Metro Manila and 38 other areas further ease COVID-19 restrictions. Philippine Government begins COVID-19 vaccination of children aged 5 – 11. Local startups close various funding rounds led by international investors. Data centers viewed as among the high growth areas in the property sector. Citicore debuts the first renewable energy REIT in the Philippine stock market. Telecommunications and railways services soon to be allowed 100% foreign ownership.