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OFWs from Pampanga and Tarlac

Requested from OWWA by S. Lopez at 04:27 PM on Jan 30, 2023.
Purpose: Market research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022
Tracking no: #OWWA-950712427081

Lopez 04:27 PM, Jan 30, 2023


I'd like to request for the number of OFWs from Pampanga and Tarlac. If possible, we need information on the specific municipality/city where they are located. 

Also, kindly provide information on where these OFWs are currently working and what is their major occupation group. 

Thank you!

D. Erum 06:31 PM, Jan 30, 2023

January 30, 2023

Dear Ms. Steph Lopez,

Thank you for your request dated Jan 30, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for OFWs from Pampanga and Tarlac.

We received your request on Jan 30, 2023 and will respond on or before Feb 20, 2023 04:27:40 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 https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEU9XV0EtOTUwNzEyNDI3MDgxDA, for request with ticket number #OWWA-950712427081.

Thank you.


Ma. Cynthia D. Erum
OWWA-FOI Officer

Torres 07:00 PM, Jan 30, 2023

January 30, 2023

Dear Ms. Stephanie Lopez,


Thank you for your request dated Jan 30, 2023 04:27:40 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch for data on the number of OFWs in Tarlac and Pampanga as part of your marketing research.

Ms. Lopez your request is incomplete.   You did not state the the year of the data needed.

Moreover, be correctly informed that it is the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that collects data of the OFWs and statistically processed by the Phil. Statistics Authority.   Review the website of POEA and the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW)'s Transparency Seal for an orientation of the data they keep.

Also, it is suggested to get the data information of OFWs including destination and occupation from the City/Provincial Planning Office.  The Planning Office regularly submit data on OFW households.

As a final note, do a lot of reading about migration and the laws (e.g. Migrant Workers Act, OWWA Act, Act Creating the DMW).  You can easily "google it.  So you and your group members are correctly informed of the different government agencies under the Executive Branch mandated to do specific functions to assist and monitor the OFWs.

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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