Filipinos queue for free meals from a mobile kitchen set up by the armed forces. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus forces Philippine workers to return home, depriving families of income

  • The worldwide surge in job losses has upended the US$690 billion global remittance industry, an essential support for many developing economies
  • Remittances to the Philippines reached US$30 billion last year, making it one of the biggest foreign-exchange earners after exports
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Filipinos queue for free meals from a mobile kitchen set up by the armed forces. Photo: EPA
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