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Stock Estimate of Overseas Filipinos

Requested from CFO by Rizza Kaye Cases at 11:51 PM on May 02, 2017.
Purpose: PhD Dissertation
Date of Coverage: 05/02/2017 - 05/02/2017
Tracking no: #CFO-562628781268

Rizza Kaye 11:51 PM, May 02, 2017


I would like to request earlier stock estimates of overseas Filipinos that are not available in the CFO website (before 2000) as I am currently writing my dissertation on Filipino migrants.

Many thanks,

Elfred 10:19 AM, May 08, 2017

May 8, 2017

Dear Rizza Kaye,

Thank you for your request dated May 02, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Stock Estimate of Overseas Filipinos.

We received your request on May 02, 2017 and will respond on or before May 23, 2017 11:51:10 PM, 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-562628781268.

Thank you.


Elfred del Rosario
FOI Officer

Undersecretary Astravel 02:45 PM, May 10, 2017

10 May 2017

49 Sampaguita Street, East Bagong Barrio
Caloocan City

Dear Ms. Cases:

Greetings from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)!

This refers to your FOI request dated 02 May 2017 for Stock Estimates of Overseas Filipinos before year 2000. We are pleased to inform you that we have uploaded the stock estimates for the years 1997, 1998, and 1999 in the CFO website. Please refer to this updated web link of the stock estimates: Data for years not mentioned are not available.
Also, please be advised that the CFO is momentarily not releasing any updates on the stock estimate pending the approval of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Board of the proposed framework on the counting of overseas Filipinos. 

The framework which aims to develop a more comprehensive data on migration and harmonize different migration sources of relevant government agencies, was developed in 2016 by the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) on Migration Statistics. The stock estimate is the aggregate of all Filipinos residing or working overseas at a given time. It consists of three categories - permanent, temporary and irregular migrants.

The main sources of the Stock Estimate include the administrative data of different government agencies such as CFO, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The latest stock estimate published by the CFO was as of December 2013.

However, the CFO data on registered Filipino emigrants, EVP, and au pairs are updated annually, and may be accessed in the Statistics Section

For questions or clarifications, you may contact Mr. Frencel Tingga of the Policy, Planning and Research Division directly at 552-4766 to walk you through these references from CFO.

Thank you very much.


Interim Officer-in-Charge

 CFO reply for Ms. Cases re Stock Estimates.pdf

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