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PIA Press Release
2009/02/17

Waray-Waray News: OFW remittances han tuig 2008 nag abot hin USD16.4 billion

Manila (17 February) -- Nag abot an remittances tikang ha Overseas Filipinos hin 16.4 billion US dollars in 2008, nga daw 13.7 percent hitaas han naglabay nga tuig 2007.

Mas hitaas daw gihapon ini han gintalaan nga kanan Bangko Sentral Pilipinas' growth forecast nga 13 percent kon 16.3 billion US dollars para han sugad nga tuig.

Segun pa gihapon han BSP han bulan han December la umabot an remittances 1.4 billion US dollars.

Padayon daw gad gihapon an pagkinahanglan han aton mga OFWs abroad labi na professional and skilled workers.

Ha datos han Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) nagpakita ini nga maabot hin 1,376,823 han naglabay nga tuig tikang han 1,077,623 ha tuig 2007 an mga workers nga iginpadara ha abroad.

Ugaring naghabubo daw an numero han December hin 5.8 percent.

An POEA ina nagsumat nga possible may labor demand ha Canada, Bulgaria, Australia, ha United Arab Emirates, ngan Qatar.

Ha Qatar in demand an mga foreign workers ha power/energy, tourism/hotel ngan real estate sectors.

Aada daw gihapon an pagkinahanglan hin mga nurses ngan caregivers ha Japan ha ilarum han Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).

Makakatagamtam gihapon an Filipino workers han rapid expansion han kanan New Zealand's dairy industry, dara han paghitaas han presyo han gatas.

Tikang Enero ngadto December 2008, an mga gintikangan hin remittances amo an U.S., Saudi Arabia, Canada, U.K., Italy, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Singapore, ngan Hong Kong. (Trans-PIA-Samar) [top]

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