The Emerging Housebands

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The Philippines originally considered migration to be a temporary measure to ease economic problems; it is expected that when the Philippines is promoted from developing status that the number of migrants will fall; until then, migration remains entrenched in the Philippines. The Philippines recognizes the importance of overseas Filipino workers to Philippines economy; Filipino "migrants [are] a vita; source of the external finance necessary for servicing debt and importing oil."
Poverty and the country's foreign debts led to large-scale unemployment and an overabundant labor supply, forcing some to resort to working abroad, which government programs encouraged. Given the number of Philippine migrants and their remittances, many administrative departments concerned with overseas workers formed to "strengthen ties with Filipinos overseas and promote their interests in the Philippines and abroad." An average of 2,500 Filipinos leave the country every day for work abroad. Nearly ten percent or 8 million Filipino people are overseas workers working in 182 countries. Remittances are an important part of survival strategy for households who are affected by the organization of migratory and remittance processes.

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The Philippines originally considered migration to be a temporary measure to ease economic problems; it is expected that when the Philippines is promoted from developing status that the number of migrants will fall; until then, migration remains entrenched in the Philippines. The Philippines recognizes the importance of overseas Filipino workers to Philippines economy; Filipino "migrants [are] a vita; source of the external finance necessary for servicing debt and importing oil."
Poverty and the country's foreign debts led to large-scale unemployment and an overabundant labor supply, forcing some to resort to working abroad, which government programs encouraged. Given the number of Philippine migrants and their remittances, many administrative departments concerned with overseas workers formed to "strengthen ties with Filipinos overseas and promote their interests in the Philippines and abroad." An average of 2,500 Filipinos leave the country every day for work abroad. Nearly ten percent or 8 million Filipino people are overseas workers working in 182 countries. Remittances are an important part of survival strategy for households who are affected by the organization of migratory and remittance processes.

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Source JournalMindanao Law Journal
Journal VolumeMindanao Law Journal Vol.4 No.4
AuthorsKathleen Rose Ching, Rhea Rowena Gumia, Ciena Mae Juyo, Beverly Malaki, Erika Joy Murcia
Page Count4
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateJanuary 1, 2013
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