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The number of Overseas Filipino Workers per country in the World

Requested from POEA by Camille Gloria at 07:47 AM on Mar 14, 2019.
Purpose: Undergraduate Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1980 - 12/31/2017
Tracking no: #POEA-002031385708

Camille 07:47 AM, Mar 14, 2019

Good morning! I would like to request for information regarding:

1) The number of Overseas Filipino Workers per country around the world.

2) Top 50 Destination countries of Overseas Filipino Workers
March 14, 2019

Dear Camille,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 14, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for The number of Overseas Filipino Workers per country in the World.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have  the information you have requested.  The POEA only records processed/deployed  OFWS and not the actual count of total  Filipinos currently working in a certain country. The CFO has stopped its count of Filipinos overseas.

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site:

Your right to request a review

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 to POPEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are 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.

Nascel Gabito
FOI Officer

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