Filipino households that depend on remittances from loved ones abroad are getting into the habit of saving, according to a recent Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) survey.
Filipino migrant workers contribute significantly to the Philippines economy through their remittances.
The Reproductive Health Bill (HB-5043) is the bill sponsored by Representative Edcel Lagman of Albay, whose objective is to generally protect Filipino women especially the poor by giving them access to the right information on their health and pregnancy issues.
The move to create a government agency to exclusively cater for the needs of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) is a welcome development.
Brain drain has been around as early as 1950’s, where Filipino professionals has gone predominantly to the United States to seek for greener pastures and eventually enhancing their technical skills in their chosen profession.
Mabini, a town in Batangas, 130 kilometers south of Manila became a first class municipality last year in a government ranking of towns nationwide, leaping from its third class status.