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OFW NATION: WHICH REGION IS HOME TO MOST NUMBER OF MIGRANT WORKERS?

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By BWResearch: Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo

THE OLD notion of Ilocanos comprising the typical migrant worker holds true today, as Region I still has the highest ratio of OFWs to population across the country. Region VIII, one of the poorest areas, holds the distinction of having the lowest ratio. Economically dynamic areas such as Central Luzon, CALABARZON and Metro Manila also have high proportions of OFW deployment relative to their respective populations.

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