The Duterte Administration is adopting the right strategy in international economic relations when it speaks of “rebalancing.” Without decoupling (or “separating”) from its traditional partners in the Western World, especially the United States and Europe, it makes sense that there is a greater effort to develop closer and deeper ties with the economies of Northeast Asia, especially China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. These are the countries that have done wonders in upgrading their infrastructures over the last twenty or so years, building world class airports, bullet trains, bridges, tollways, power plants and seaports. The Philippine Government is bent on increasing expenditures on infrastructures to 7 percent to GDP at the end of this present Administration. There is also a more aggressive program to encourage unsolicited proposals from the private sector in infrastructure investment, subject of course to the Swiss challenge. Our Northeast Asian neighbors have excess capacity in their construction sector, much investible capital, up-to-date technology and experienced managers that can be deployed in the massive infrastructure program that we will see in the Philippines in the coming five to six years.