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PIA Press Release
2010/02/12

Filipino migration down in 2008, says CFO

by BA Recebido

Sorsogon City (12 February) -- Filipinos migrating abroad lowered down by half a million compared to 2007 figures, disclosed Geronico Herrera, Migrant Integration and Education Division representative of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFOs).

In a press briefing held here recently, Herrera said that United States of America, considered the prime destination of Filipinos migrating abroad, tauten the issuance of visa to foreign nationals entering their country in the wake of the global recession.

He, however, clarified that the recession somehow did not affect the yearning of Filipinos to migrate abroad, adding that most Filipinos in fact have opted to go to the US as emigrant rather than as ordinary overseas Filipino worker (OFW).

Herrera noted that more Filipinos are also encouraged to migrate abroad because of the extensive rights granted to those with permanent resident status compared to OFWs.

CFOs statistics show that in 2007, 8.72 million Filipinos went to 193 countries and territories in the world, wherein 4.13 million are OFWs and 3.69 million are permanent residents.

In 2008, the number of Filipino overseas lowered to 8.19 million, on the other hand, Filipino emigrants or permanent residents increased to 3.91 million and OFWs cut down to 3.63 million, while TNTs has reached.65 million.

The CFOs 2008 record is considered the most updated since 2009 statistics are still in the process of consolidation.

Meanwhile, the same record shows that 1,848 Sorsoganons are currently enjoying the emigrant status with 549 from Sorsogon City, 254 from Gubat and 215 from Bulan.

Some 337 Sorsoganons are married to foreign nationals, record shows, Sorsogon City topping the list with 106, followed by Gubat town with 41.

Herrera also said that the CFOs also handles the statistics of Filipino students abroad wherein more than 22,000 are currently enrolled in about 44 Philippine Schools Overseas operating in nine countries worldwide. (PIA Sorsogon) [top]

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