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Breakdown of Filipino Nurses Working Abroad

Requested from OWWA by R. Talosig at 09:06 AM on Jan 31, 2023.
Purpose: Research and workforce planning
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2012 - 01/31/2023
Tracking no: #OWWA-796285752747

Talosig 09:06 AM, Jan 31, 2023


I would like to request a copy of the following:

1. Total number of Filipino Nurses working abroad from 2012 to 2023

2. Breakdown of Filipino Nurses working overseas per country from 2012 to 2023

The purpose of this information will be used in research and workforce planning. 

Thank you!


D. Erum 05:33 PM, Jan 31, 2023

January 31, 2023

Dear Mr.  Rafaelo Talisog,

Thank you for your request dated Jan 31, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Breakdown of Filipino Nurses Working Abroad and in the Philippines.

We received your request on Jan 31, 2023 and will respond on or before Feb 21, 2023 09:06:27 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 https://bcwdcorrectionv220190212-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEU9XV0EtNzk2Mjg1NzUyNzQ3DA, for request with ticket number #OWWA-796285752747.

Thank you.


Ma. Cynthia D. Erum
OWWA-FOI Officer

Torres 05:47 PM, Jan 31, 2023

January 31, 2023

Dear Mr. Rafaelo Talosig,


Thank you for your request dated Jan 31, 2023 09:06:27 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch for data on the number of Filipino Nurses Working overseas by country of destination.

Mr. Talosog be correctly informed.  The Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) only keep records of its member OFWS.  It is the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that is mandated by law to maintain a data base of the OFWs whose employment contract was processed/approved and mandatory payment of fees paid by the employer/employment agency.

It is strongly suggested that you initially visit the POEA website for familiarity of the agency's mandated functions and the OFW records they maintain.   You may also look at the Phil. Statistic Authority which is mandated by law as the repository of government statistical data.

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing the OWWA- FOI Decision Makers at email: foi_dm@owwa.gov.ph. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response and should be made within FIFTEEN (15) calendar days from the date you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within THIRTY (30) calendar days from the date we received your review request.

However, if you are still not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.


Deputy Administrator
OWWA-FOI Decision Maker

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