The Philippines has an impressive track record for being a major supplier of trained manpower in many parts of the globe.
Filipino workers of various skill categories are spread worldwide making a vast contribution to the growth and modernization of their host countries. The latest count places the number of contract workers in the gulf region alone at close to half a million. You can see the evidence of their ingenuity and skill in the concrete reality of their achievements – tall and exquisite buildings, oil fields, roads and bridges, airports, hospitals, lands and other underpinnings of progress. You can find Filipino seamen manning ships across the oceans, Filipino medical teams running clinics and hospitals and service professionals rendering their unique brand of service in hotels and restaurants all over the world. Filipino computer programmers and technicians are also on the rise offering a competitive edge to software companies in the global arena.
Filipino workers are preferred over other nationals because of their demonstrated competence, efficiency, adaptability and unflinching loyalty. During the 1991 Middle East crisis, for instance, many Filipino workers stuck their jobs risking danger to their lives, especially those in the war zones of Iraq and Kuwait. Moreover, it is easy to communicate with Filipino workers because they possess language facility, notably English. No less important is the well-known fact that Filipino workers are hard-working, patient and dedicated to their jobs.