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Requested from CFO by Thea Lynn Lagundi at 09:31 AM on Nov 29, 2017.
Purpose: Course Requirement (Homework Research)
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 01/01/2016
Tracking no: #CFO-438454267126

Thea Lynn 09:31 AM, Nov 29, 2017

Hi! I would like to request for information regarding:
1. The number of OFW being deployed in Europe(showing the breakdown of the European countries. ex. for Europe, Rome, etc.)
2. The number of OFW being deployed in Europe showing the specific occupation

Elfred 10:44 AM, Dec 04, 2017

December 4, 2017

Dear Thea Lynn,

Thank you for your request dated Nov 29, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Deployment Statistics.

We received your request on Nov 29, 2017 and will respond on or before Dec 20, 2017 09:31:09 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #CFO-438454267126.

Thank you.


Elfred del Rosario
FOI Receiving Officer

Undersecretary Astravel 06:28 PM, Dec 05, 2017

04 December 2017


Dear Ms. Lagundi:

Greetings from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)!

Thank you for your eFOI request regarding data and statistics on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Europe.
We regret, however, that we are unable to provide the information requested since migrant workers or OFWs are not required to register with the CFO before their departure from the Philippines.

The CFO’s primary clientele are the emigrants who will permanently live in other countries. On the other hand, OFWs or temporary migrants, are required to register with and obtain their Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The link below that contains information about OFWs and other professions by skill and by country might help you:

The POEA’s Planning Branch, which is in charge of updating POEA’s annual deployment statistics has the proper authority to provide you with the information that you need. Please refer to the attached directory for your easy reference.

For questions or clarifications, you may contact Mr. Elfred del Rosario of the Policy, Planning and Research Division at 552-4763 or through email at

Thank you and best regards.


Interim Officer-in-Charge

Attachment: Directory of POEA’s Planning Branch as of 04 December 2017
POEA Planning Branch Directory as of 04 December 2017

Maybelle M. Gorospe
OIC, Planning Branch

Mel L. Candano
OIC - Policies & Programs Division
722-1161, 722-1147 

Nascel A. Gabito
OIC- Information & Education Division

POEA Information and Assistance Center
722-1144, 722-1155


 CFO reply to Ms. Lagundi re OFW deployment in Europe.pdf

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