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Old 04-02-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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Pretty much, EVERYWHERE. Even the places you don't think about.

The traditional centers are everywhere with money, and particularly those who hire domestic helpers - i.e. Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Dubai/UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, etc.

But many also go to any of the traditional Anglo-speaking immigrant nations - United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.

But honestly speaking, they go EVERYWHERE. I have seen large communities in places you don't expect like Isreal or Cyprus. I wouldn't be surprised if every city and country in Europe has a community of Filipina wives that hangout together often.

I was talking to a friend of mine who lives in HAITI. He was saying that Haiti has TONS of Filipinas that go and live there...why? He suspects they are closer to the U.S., and they assume it might create some way for them to later emigrate there. He doesn't know the real reason, but he was surprised that so many traveled so far, just to live in Haiti of all places - the arguably worst place to relocate to in the Americas hemisphere.

For whatever reason, it appears to me, that most Filipinos are HIGHLY adaptable to different cultures/countries, take on a TON of low-paid work, seem to be completely content in living in small quarters crammed with tons of their fellow Filipinas...i.e. can save on rent, while cooking community meals for their fellow Filipinas, etc. They also have a tendency to marry just about any non-Filipino out there, with a preference for white, but they also readily marry Japanese, Koreans, anyone who will marry them...and they just kind of 'adapt' to taking on a mother role in that nation, cooking korean foods for the kids or whatever the husband's expectations might be, etc., on and on.

In short, everywhere. I was also watching a documentary on the Faroe Islands, all these white guys in arctic who didn't have wives. They mostly married Filipinas, and they are super quick to relocate as wives to them, and extremely happy and content to be able to do so. They just create a little mini-Philippines wherever they go. They might be married to them, but they'll still be going to all of their social groups, usually centered around Tagalog-speaking church groups and social events, as always, and usually children-inclusive...in short, they have large communities everywhere, and just find each other everywhere, and go everywhere.
Most of the Filipinas who go and work abroad are already married and have families back home in the Philippines. The ones who go to the Faroe Islands are a special case. Most of the Filipinas who marry foreigners are the ones in the Philippines and the foreigner comes to the Philippines to meet them. I dont hear about large groups of Filipinas leaving the Philippines to get married.
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Most of the Filipinas who go and work abroad are already married and have families back home in the Philippines. The ones who go to the Faroe Islands are a special case. Most of the Filipinas who marry foreigners are the ones in the Philippines and the foreigner comes to the Philippines to meet them. I dont hear about large groups of Filipinas leaving the Philippines to get married.
That's right. They can't get visas to just go anywhere.

I think in the Faroe Islands, they all did it through mail, or maybe it was a mix, and some of the men went to the Philippines to meet their prospects. Yeah, it's usually a procedure where the Filipina finance sits in the Philippines for a year or two, while paperwork is being processed.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Great Circle Mapper

Philippine Airlines currently flies to 58 international destinations in 33 countries and territories across Asia, North America, South America, Africa, Oceania and Europe. I was looking at their future plans to expand long distance routes to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Houston, Chicago, New York City, in North America, London in Europe, and Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, and Dammam in Saudi Arabia.

How many locations do Filipinos go to work?
Also locations that aren't in a fixed area - such as ocean going vessels.

You'll find many Filipinos who are mariners on freighters, tankers. Also on crews of cruise ships - ranging from the technical people (working the engineering area, manning the bridge) to the hospitality area - such as the food and beverage area, and even the entertainers.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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Economic necessity
Remittances from OCWs can account for about 10% of the Philippines GDP.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Remittances from OCWs can account for about 10% of the Philippines GDP.
And it is so important that both government officials and the popular media, through TV and movie plots and thank you messages embedded into network promos, proclaim the OFWs heroes of the republic.
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The city I live in has the highest percentage of Filipinos in Canada. I really like Filipinos and i have become very fond of their cuisine. I would love to visit the Philippines someday.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Overseas Filipinos (2014)
1. USA - 3.4 million
2. Saudi Arabia - 938k
3. Canada - 676k
4. Malaysia - 620k
5. UAE - 541k
6. Japan - 313k
7. Australia - 304k
8. Italy - 299k
9. China (inclu. HK) - 229k
10. Singapore - 200k
10. UK - 200k
12. Qatar - 198k
13. Kuwait - 187k
14. Bahrain - 158k
15. Taiwan - 115k
16. Puerto Rico - 91k
17. Greece - 61k
18. Korea - 52k
19. France - 45k
20. NZ - 41k

Overseas Filipino Workers (2016)
Saudi Arabia - 23.8%
UAE - 15.9%
Kuwait - 6.4%
Qatar - 6.2%
Singapore - 5.6%
Hong Kong - 5.6%
Taiwan - 5.2%
Japan - 3.5%
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Overseas Filipinos (2014)
1. USA - 3.4 million
2. Saudi Arabia - 938k
3. Canada - 676k
4. Malaysia - 620k
5. UAE - 541k
6. Japan - 313k
7. Australia - 304k
8. Italy - 299k
9. China (inclu. HK) - 229k
10. Singapore - 200k
10. UK - 200k
12. Qatar - 198k
13. Kuwait - 187k
14. Bahrain - 158k
15. Taiwan - 115k
16. Puerto Rico - 91k
17. Greece - 61k
18. Korea - 52k
19. France - 45k
20. NZ - 41k

Overseas Filipino Workers (2016)
Saudi Arabia - 23.8%
UAE - 15.9%
Kuwait - 6.4%
Qatar - 6.2%
Singapore - 5.6%
Hong Kong - 5.6%
Taiwan - 5.2%
Japan - 3.5%
That more or less looks consistent with what I thought...but MALAYSIA really stands out. I wonder why so many to Malaysia?
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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That more or less looks consistent with what I thought...but MALAYSIA really stands out. I wonder why so many to Malaysia?
Maybe the opportunities are not the best, but I am sure that it is much easier to get access into the country
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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My guess is that many of the Filipinos in Malaysia are from Mindanao escaping the ongoing war with local Muslim extremist groups operating on the island. My wife was born and grew up in Malaysia and she says a lot of these Filipinos are there illegally.
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