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    The beauty of the Filipina pageant lights up regional Australia



    If you click the link at the bottom of the clip or search ABC filipino-beauty-pageant-philippines-australia-filipina-tradition/10051002
    that takes you to the original story.

    This was surprising to me ... "In Australia, the Philippines is the fifth most common foreign country of birth."

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    ^Filipinos are the 3rd or 4th largest Asian group in the USA (1st - China, 2nd - India, 3rd - not sure if Korea or PI). There's also a large population in Canada. Filipinos are all over the world. Remittances from PI foreign workers are an impt chunk of the economy. Almost everyone I know has a relative or 2 abroad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Remittances from PI foreign workers are an impt chunk of the economy
    Indeed. One of Philippines top exports. Educated, English speaking workers. Shame the country can't put these folks to work back home. Far better value in the end.

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    Filipinos in Saudi are the second-largest source of remittances to the Philippines.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fili...n_Saudi_Arabia

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    Following on from the above ...

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    With hard work and an iPhone app, an outback community is building its Philippine dream


    Filipino ladies gather for lunch in Kambalda, WAThe World Bank says remittances from Filipinos around the world reached a record high in 2017.


    In a living room in a small outback town, a group of Filipina women are listening attentively to a young man as he walks them through a presentation projected onto the wall in front of them.
    The presentation is about using an iPhone app that will allow the women to send part of their pay each week back to their families in the Philippines.
    "We're teaching the people of Kambalda, especially the Filipino community, how to [use the app] themselves, so they can do it themselves online," 23-year-old Abel Manzano said.
    Each time they send money home, members of the Filipino community back in Kambalda, Western Australia, make a small step towards achieving their own Philippine dream.
    "It's really important because we Filipinos, we are really bonded tightly as a family," Mr Manzano said.
    To the Filipino government, the women gathered for the presentation are known as Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), and the wages they send home are known as remittances.
    Last year, according to the World Bank, remittances from Filipinos around the world reached a record high of $US33 billion — a whopping one tenth of the country's entire economy.








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    Haven't tapped into the Flipper connection in Alaska yet,....plenty of Thais around tho...(even in Barrow!!).

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