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Marcos Sr. labor export policy

Requested from PIDS by Y. Miranda at 11:33 PM on Aug 13, 2022.
Purpose: Research/Thesis paper
Date of Coverage: 08/13/1974 - 08/13/1986
Tracking no: #PIDS-220260463015

Miranda 11:33 PM, Aug 13, 2022


I would like to request for a data about the labor export policy enacted by former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. (1974-1986) to be used for research paper. 

We wanted to know the effects/impact of the policy, specifically on the Filipino migrant workers. 

Thank you.

August 31, 2022

Dear Ms. Miranda,


Thank you for your request dated August 13, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for data on the following topic:
•	Labor export policy enacted by former President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. (1974-1986); and
•	Effects/Impacts of the policy, specifically on Filipino migrant workers.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data and study you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for its research studies. However, you may want to get in touch directly with the Department of Labor and Employment ( to request the data that you need.

Also, you may want to look at the following PIDS publications related to the data that you are requesting:
•	PIDS Discussion Paper Series No. 2018-02: A Probe into the Filipino Migration Culture: What Is There to Learn for Policy Intervention? (;
•	Economic Issue of the Day Vol. XV No. 2: Mutual Recognition Arrangements: Smoothing the Path for "Freer" Flow of Professional Workers in the ASEAN (; and
•	PIDS Discussion Paper Series No. 2015-12: Toward and Beyond APEC Summit 2015: Key Issues and Challenges of Professional Service Mobility (

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here:

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