Philippine Catholic Church struggles with social costs of labour migration

January 15, 2015 4:26 AM

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MANILA (Reuters) - Almost 5,000 Filipinos left their homes every day between 2010 and 2013 to seek work overseas, government data shows, most hoping to provide an education for their children and to meet the most basic needs of their families.

That startling statistic helped make the Philippines one of the world's largest labour suppliers, mainly to other countries in Asia and the Middle East, and the fourth-largest recipient of remittances worldwide.

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