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MANILA, Philippines - The deployment of overseas Filipino workers increased to 1,350,000 in the first 10 months of 2011.
The figure is higher by 5.3 percent than the 1,281,000 OFWs from January to October 2010, according to Carlos Cao, head of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.
According to Cao, the deployment situation has improved despite the turmoil in host countries such as those in the Middle East, the debt crisis in Europe, and the Saudization program.
“Inspite of all this, by God’s grace and because of the current policy of the [Aquino] administration that adheres to quality deployment of valued jobs, the record confesses that the situation is improving” Cao said during a press briefing on Wednesday.
The trend of deployment is changing from Filipinos working in service and related workers sector, including household workers to Filipinos working in the production and related skills, according to Cao.
“This time the production and related skills are beginning to catch up, [it] tends to overtake the service sector," he said.