A worker is seen at a scaffolding at a construction site in Manila on May 30, 2013. The Philippine economy posted a surprising 7.8 percent growth in the first quarter of 2013.
Which country has the highest economic growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region? It's not China, but the Philippines, which grew at a surprising rate of 7.8 percent last quarter.
The BBC's Mariko Oi joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio from Singapore to explain what's driving growth in the region.