Deployment of OFWs, at 70,000 per day
Written by DZAT on September 22, 2021
The deployment of overseas Filipino workers abroad is gradually increasing this year.
In the Laging Handa Public Briefing, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Administrator Bernard Olalia said that about 70,000 OFWs are sent abroad every day.
Of that number, 30,000 are land-based while 40,000 are sea-based.
Olalia said this is a huge increase compared to the country’s 74% drop in deployment last year.
He said among the in demand now that OFWs are healthcare workers such as nurses in the United Kingdom, Germany and some countries in the Middle East.
Of the sea-based OFWs, he said, most are deployed on cargo, transport and petroleum vessels.