Crisis pushed more Pinoys abroad — analyst | ABS-CBN News Online Beta: "Crisis not only brings out the best in people; in the Philippines’s case, it brought out the best people and in droves.
So claims Maruja M.B. Asis of the Scalabrini Migration Center.
At a policy conference organized by the SMC here, Asis said there’s a visible volume of OFWs across all occupational groupings, including production workers, service workers (including domestic workers) and professional and technical workers (the top three occupational groupings of OFWs in 2008).
Hence, she said the year-long increase of migrant worker deployment in 2009 “isn’t surprising”."