The Western Union Effect: Filipino Global Workers as Agents of Change

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Nearly 10 million Filipino workers are scattered across the globe working in various professions ranging from domestic helpers, to engineers, teachers, and doctors. Collectively, this diaspora of workers send about $13 billion dollars of remittances and rising to the Philippines every year, accounting for about 15% of GDP (gross domestic product). Companies such as Western Union and other banks have made it much more affordable and easy to send money to people at a fast speed. Western Union has a presence in most of the towns all throughout the islands, thereby helping transform the way of living of the millions who receive cash from abroad. This research paper examines the economic, social, and cultural impact of the overseas Filipino workers (known in the Philippines as OFWs) to the country and to the families they left behind. The paper discusses ways to leverage the power of these foreign workers to influence government and to effect a positive social change.
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July 29, 2008
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