Overseas Filipino Workers is estimated at 2.2 million
CALABARZON has the largest proportion of OFWs
There are more male OFWs than female OFWs
Saudi Arabia is the leading destination of OFWs
One in every three OFWs is a laborer or unskilled worker
Total remittances reach 120.1 billion pesos
Data on remittances in this report are based on the answers given by the survey respondents to the questions on how much cash remittance was received by the family during the period April to September 2012 from its member who is an OFW, how much cash did this member bring home during the reference period, if any. Further, if the family received during the reference period goods and products sent by this OFW, the imputed value of such goods was included in his/her total remittance.
Two in every five OFWs are able to save from their cash remittances