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Old 04-05-2018, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiger Beer View Post
That more or less looks consistent with what I thought...but MALAYSIA really stands out. I wonder why so many to Malaysia?
It is mainly because of the Sabah issue. Philippines still is claiming that as part of our territory until now. The populace there are driven either by economic needs or political motivation.

Also as wiki mentioned it vividly "Most of the Filipinos especially the Bajau had lived around the state of Sabah even since before the colonial period, while the Suluk had lived on the eastern part of Sabah from Kudat to Tawau as these areas was once under the influence of the Sultanate of Sulu. Other Filipinos Kababayan such as Ilonggo, Waray, Zamboangueño (living in Semporna since prior to the creation of Malaysia), Tagalog, Cebuano and Bicolanos then come to North Borneo (present-day Sabah) in 1920s and 1930s to work under the British government and various private companies."

I think even if how long they've been living all their lives in Malaysia, they are still numbered as "Filipinos" , even on their census.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Greysholic View Post
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%
Looks like we can make dozens of big cities already out of these numbers. We can already make a pretty decent country with this figure as well.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:40 PM
Location: Macao
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Originally Posted by msgsing View Post
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.
Or the other way...Mindinao Muslims looking at Malaysia to live under an Islamic-majority state? I could see that being a possibility.
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:11 AM
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Not true at all there's thousands in Nigeria working service and healthcare. I just left Lagos boots on ground Filipinos are everywhere
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