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OFW deployment increased this year, reached 70,000 per month: POEA

The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sent to various countries have increase this year (2021), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced.

The deployment of OFWs is already at 70,000 per month despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic according to POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia.

Of the said number, 30,000 of them are land-based and 40,000 are sea-based.

"From a drop of 74% last year, our deployment is picking up monthly," Olalia said.

The demand for health workers in the United Kingdom, Germany, and some countries in the Middle East is said to be high.

"As for sea-based, they are deployed in cargo, transport and petroleum vessels, and they are also in demand," Olalia added.


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