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2015 Stock Estimate of Overseas Filipinos

Requested from CFO by George Vincent Gonzales at 02:00 PM on May 04, 2017.
Purpose: Market Study
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Tracking no: #CFO-219780217082

George Vincent 02:00 PM, May 04, 2017

Hi, I would like to request for the updated data on stock estimate of overseas Filipinos. Based on the CFO, their data is only until the year 2013. 

Thank you.


Elfred 10:20 AM, May 08, 2017

May 8, 2017

Dear George Vincent,

Thank you for your request dated May 04, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for 2015 Stock Estimate of Overseas Filipinos.

We received your request on May 04, 2017 and will respond on or before May 25, 2017 02:00:38 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-219780217082.

Thank you.


Elfred del Rosario
FOI Officer

Undersecretary Astravel 02:52 PM, May 10, 2017

10 May 2017

Pelican Universal
Labogon Road, Brgy. Labogon
Mandaue City, Cebu

Dear Mr. Gonzales:

Greetings from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)!

This refers to your FOI request dated 04 May 2017 for updated data on Stock Estimate of Overseas Filipinos. 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 Mr. Gonzales re Stock Estimates.pdf

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