当谈到社会环境，文化和社会问题是需要讨论的关键因素。由于西方殖民统治的特殊历史，菲律宾的文化是由东西方混合而成的。菲律宾的文化实际上是各种文化的混合体。菲律宾人可能是当今少数精通英语的东方人之一。（F. Landa Jocano， vernie Valdez， 鲁道夫jocano）口语和了解全国英语和商务谈判等商务工作语言也是英语。考虑到这一点，在菲律宾投资非常方便。没有理解上的困难。菲律宾的多元文化环境也是投资者在菲律宾投资的一大优势。然而，菲律宾社会也存在许多不好的方面。菲律宾社会的主要问题包括腐败、失业、人口过剩，穷人和富人之间的差距，等（Mario D. Zamora， 唐纳德·巴克斯特， Robert Lawless（1978））。菲律宾共和国是负排名由透明国际清廉指数在2011的第一百二十九个最腐败的国家，一个全球测量间的腐败政府官员和政界人士。它揭示了该国重要的治理问题。腐败将增加在该国经营的成本。贫富之间的差距越来越大的人口过剩和可能引起动荡的国家。因此，它可能会篡改外国公司的运作。
When talking about the social environment, culture and social problems are the key factors that need to be discussed. Because of its special history of western colonial rule, the culture in Philippines is blended from both east and west. The culture in Philippines in fact is a mix of all cultures. People in Philippines are probably one of the few English-proficient Oriental people today. (F. Landa Jocano, Vernie Valdez, Rodolfo Jocano) English is both spoken and understood throughout the country, and the working language in business negotiation and other business affairs are also English. On account of this, it’s very convenient to invest in Philippines. No difficulty in comprehension. The multi-culture environment in Philippines is also a great advantage for investors to invest in Philippines.
Nevertheless, there are also many bad sides of Philippines’ society. The main problems of Philippines’ society include corruption, unemployment, overpopulation, the gap between the poor and the rich, etc. (Mario D. Zamora, Donald J. Baxter, Robert Lawless (1978)).The Republic of Philippines is negatively ranked as the 129th least corrupt country in the 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, a global measure of corruption amongst public officials and politicians. It revealed significant governance problems of the country. The corruption will increase the cost of operating in the country. And the overpopulation and increasing gap between the poor and the rich may cause unrest in the country. Thus it may tamper the operation of foreign companies.