Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila. Photo: EPA Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila. Photo: EPA
Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus threatens Philippines’ ‘economic lifeline’ of OFW remittances

  • An estimated US$30 billion was sent home by overseas Filipino workers in 2019 – a figure that could be set to plummet by up to 20 per cent
  • Thousands of workers who lost their jobs in the wake of the pandemic are now returning home to uncertainty and economic hardship

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Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila. Photo: EPA Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila. Photo: EPA
Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila. Photo: EPA
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