INFOGRAPHIC: Where in the world are the Filipinos?

Ana P. Santos

This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article.

Filipinos live practically all over the world!

MANILA, Philippines – Just about anywhere in the world you go, you’re bound to meet a Filipino. The Philippines is a major supplier of labor migrants to over 100 countries. Using 2012 stock estimates from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, this Rappler infographic shows where most Filipinos migrants live and answers the question: Where in the world are the Filipinos?

Hover over the icons to see more details. 


This infographic is part of the series “Who Takes Care of Nanny’s Children?”, a multi-media reporting project that follows the path of feminized migration starting from areas in the Philippine where most OFW families live to Dubai, UAE and Paris, France.


This project is supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C. under the Persephone Miel Fellowship.



Source: Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Stock Estimate of Overseas Filipinos as of December 2012.


This list is comprised of: 


1.) Temporary Migrants: Persons whose stay overseas is employment related, and who are expected to return at the end of their work contracts


2.) Irregular Migrants: Those not properly documented, without valid residence or work permits, or who are overstaying in a foreign country

Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.

Summarize this article with AI

How does this make you feel?

Download the Rappler App!
Face, Happy, Head


Ana P. Santos

Ana P. Santos is an investigative journalist who specializes in reporting on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and migrant worker rights.