DOLE notes steady growth in global OFW deployment, dollar remittances

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today said that the total global deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) increased by 5.2 percent (+41,556) from 802,478 in the same period last year, to 844,034 between January 1 and October 9, 2006.

A report reaching Labor and Employment Secretary Arturo D.Brion indicated that both the number of land-based OFWs deployed, as well as overseas Filipino seafarers, have continued to register a bright global growth pace during the period.

Brion was apprised by the DOLE’s Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that the global deployment of skilled, land-based OFWs grew by 5.2 percent (+31,989) to 645,167 from January 1 to October 9, 2006, compared to 613,178 in the same period last year.

During the same period, the deployment of overseas Filipino seafarers also rose by 5.1 percent (+9,567) to 198,867, from 189,300 previously.

Brion, meanwhile, cited a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) report indicating that the global growth in OFW deployment has been accompanied by a robust growth in total OFW remittances to the Philippines.

Brion said that BSP figures show that total OFW remittances increased by 15.3 percent to US$8.10 billion from January to August 2006 over the comparable period last year.

The Labor Chief said that, “on the average, the OFWs have been remitting a total figure reaching US$1-billion monthly in the first eight months of 2006.”

The BSP indicated that both land- and sea-based OFW remittances are exhibiting robust growth alongside the steady rise in global deployment as the year 2006 progresses.

Find more like this: News

  • U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War
  • Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever
  • Trying to save the stories of a Philippine culture, one scan at a time
  • Pinoy archaeologist brings new human species discovery to Australia
  • Philippines a slowly ageing society – PIDS study
  • Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7


  • Nickelodeon releases first look at rebooted classic kids program Blue’s Clues with Filipino-American host Joshua Dela Cruz
  • How Marvel’s first featured Pinoy superhero can save society
  • This play tells the urgent story of a Filipino comfort woman
  • Will ‘Sahaya’ be the first Pinoy series on Netflix?
  • Z-GIRLS, Z-BOYS with Pinoy members to debut in Korea
  • MORE...


  • My story, and the new story of Filipino immigration
  • An appreciation of Moro food can bring Pinoy Muslims and Christians closer, says this Muslim chef
  • Showcase of PH culture, heritage
  • US and Philippines: Friends, Partners, and Allies
  • A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines
  • MORE...


  • Northern Blossom Flower Farm: Atok’s floral carpet
  • Philippines records ‘all-time high’ 7.1M tourist arrivals in 2018
  • Philippines island Boracay reopens for test run following huge cleanup
  • Philippines closes ‘cesspool’ tourist island of Boracay
  • Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’
  • MORE...


  • Filipino speed skater bags spot in 2020 Winter Youth Olympics
  • Pinoy gymnast Carlo Yulo earns historic qualification in worlds
  • Finding a way to bring the NBA to the Philippines
  • First Filipino table tennis Olympian Ian “Yanyan” Lariba dies at 23
  • Skateboarder Margielyn Didal wins 4th gold for Philippines
  • MORE...

    OFW News

  • Filipino maids’ dragon boat team makes splash in Hong Kong
  • DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait
  • Some OFWs turn to vlogging to beat loneliness, share life abroad
  • Overseas Filipino Bank to serve immigrants, workers
  • The ‘bagong bayani’ of the Philippines
  • MORE...


  • ‘Sordid Chapter’ Ends As Philippines Sends Back Canada’s Trash
  • Southeast Asia became dumping ground for plastic waste – study
  • Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’
  • Boracay: the good, bad and ugly sides to Philippine island for tourists
  • Luzon has greatest concentration of unique mammals
  • MORE...

    Pinoy Places
    and Faces