Sunday, July 15, 2012


OVERSEAS migration movements by, Filipinos are described to be mostly economic in nature. In an article titled "Statistics on Filipinos' International Migration: lssues and Steps Towards Harmonizing the Data," Opiniano (2007) wrote that "the Philippines is lucky for having a well-placed government structure that facilitates the international movement of people, and that statistics on Filipinos' international migration is fairly developed,"
The article cited that gaps are expected from these, but the basic socio-economic and demographic variables of these international migration statistics are spelled out.
Addressing the emerging need, the National Statistics Office conducted the 2011 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF), which aims to derive national estimates on the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and the amount and mode of remittances, in cash and in kind, received by their families. This survey also provides information about the socio-economic characteristics of the OFWs.
NSO Administrator Carmeiita N. Ericta said that other cash remittances were sent through door to door (6.2%), agencies or local offices (4.7%), friends or co-workers (0.5%) or through other means (16.8%).
As indicated in NSO’s report, it appeared that Saudi Arabia continued to be the Ieading destination of OFWs with 22.6 percent of the total OFWs working in this country during the period April to September 2011. The other countries in Asia which were popular destinations of OFWs were United Arab Emirates (14.6%), Qatar (6.9%), Singapore (6.3%) and Hong Kong (5.3%).
The report further shows that "the biggest number of OFWs came from CALABARZON, Central Luzon and NCR with i6.5 percent, 14.3 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively of the total OFWs originating from these regions.

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