Manila, July 9 -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday welcomed the Philippines' ranking as among countries named as the best places to live and work in the world.

"This only shows that the continuing peace and order campaign of the government significantly contributed in creating a secure environment where our fellowmen and even foreign tourists feel safe to work, live, and do business in our country," PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde said in a press briefing.

A Forbes article cited the 2019 HSBC Expat's annual survey that ranked the Philippines as the 24th best place to live and work which was conducted among 18,000 expats across 163 markets. Three major metrics were used: living, career opportunity, and family life.

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