Overseas Filipino Workers estimated at 2.3 million
CALABARZON had the largest proportion of OFWs
Saudi Arabia was the preferred destination of OFWs
One in every three OFWs was a laborer or unskilled worker
Total remittances reached 173.2 billion pesos
Two in every five OFWs were able to save from their cash remittances
The total number of OFWs who sent cash remittances to their families from April to September 2014 was about 2.0 million OFWs. Of this number, 35.2 percent were able to save from their cash remittances. In the previous year, 40.8 percent OFWs had savings from cash remittances sent to their families (Table 10 and Figure 7).
1 In this report, the 2014 SOF data excludes the province of Leyte.