07-07-2010, 08:53 AM
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Overseas Filipinos (and OFWs) populations around the world
There are about 8.7 to 11 million overseas Filipinos worldwide
, equivalent to about 11% of the total population of the Philippines.
Each year, more than a million Filipinos leave to work abroad through overseas employment agencies and other programs, including government sponsored ones. Others emigrate and become permanent residents of other countries. Overseas Filipinos often work as doctors, physical therapists, nurses, accountants, IT professionals, engineers, architects, entertainers, technicians, teachers, military servicemen, seafarers, students, caregivers, domestic helpers and household maids.
The exodus includes an increasing number of skilled workers taking on unskilled work overseas, resulting in what has been referred to as a brain drain, particularly in the health and education sectors. Also, the exodus can result in underemployment, for example, in cases where doctors undergo retraining to become nurses.
Papua New Guinea
Source: Overseas Filipino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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