Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Monday, 27 March 2017 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << March 2017 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2006/10/30

Region 8 contributes 2.2% of total number of OFWs

Tacloban city (October 30) -- Eastern Visayas contributes only 2.2 percent of the total number of Overseas Filipino Workers, slightly lower than the 2.3 contribution in 2004. This is based on the 2005 Survey conducted by the National Statistics Office.

Eastern Visayas ranks fourth among the regions with reported smallest number of OFWs. MIMAROPA reported the smallest number of OFWs (1.4%), CARAGA comes in second with 1.5 % and third is Cordillera Administrative Region with 2.1 %.

Almost half of the total OFWs came from the National Capital Region (18.4%), CALABARZON (17.1%) and Central Luzon (12.8%).

The number of Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who worked abroad during the period April to September 2005 was estimated at 1.33 million, 12.5 percent more than the 1.18 million OFWs estimated for the period April to September 2004.

Meanwhile, NSO reports that out of the 1.33 million OFWs, 76.6 percent or an estimate of 1.02 million worked in Asia. OFWs who worked in Europe comprised 9.7 percent while those who worked in North and South America, 9.3 percent.

Saudi Arabia absorbed the biggest number of OFWs, both males and females, estimated at 282 thousand or 21.2 percent of all OFWs. This was followed by Japan with 113 thousand (8.5%); Hongkong with 107 thousand (8.0%) and United Arab Emirates with 104 thousands (7.8%).

Among the 1.33 million OFWs, 50.3 percent or about 667 thousand were males while 49.7 percent or about 660 thousand were females. Female OFWs were generally younger compared to male OFWs.

The same NSO report stated that about two in every 10 (23.5%) OFWs in April to September 2005 belonged to the age group 25 to 29 years while 11.5 percent were in the younger age group 15 to 24 years. OFWs belonging to the older age group 45 years and over accounted for 17.0 percent of the total OFWs.

One in every three (33.1%) OFWs in April to September 2005 was a laborer or an unskilled worker. Those who worked as trade workers or trade-related workers comprised 14.5 percent of the total number of OFWs. Likewise, those who worked as plant or machine operators or assemblers accounted for 14.5 percent. (PIA 8) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»DPWH, PNP act to prevent palay drying along roads
»Don't use road right-of-way, DPWH warns public
»NVizcaya DPWH forms task force on billboards ban
»Nueva Vizcaya tops regional trade fair sales
»Cagayan women's club receives fund from DOLE
»Nueva Vizcaya provincial board suspends Lakas-CMD mayor
»Region 8 airline passenger volume up 11.1% in second quarter of 2006
»Bunchy top virus in Southern Leyte scales down abaca production
»FIDA assures farmers abaca disease-free planting materials
»Commentary: PGMA's trip to China will benefit the nation
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines