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Mindset of overseas Filipinos with regards to moving back

As the Philippines job market gains momentum post-pandemic and local talents are increasingly sought after, we once again delved into the mind of the overseas Filipino professionals on relocating back to the Philippines. What drives them to consider returning home, and what factors hold them back? How does the current economic landscape influence their decision? 

Our infographic below unveils overseas Filipino professionals' sentiments on moving back, outlining the push and pull factors and other considerations shaping their choice when looking for a new career opportunities back home.

Key insights

  • The urge to reconnect: 62% of Filipino professionals living abroad express interests in relocating back home in the next 5 years, up from 54% in 2021. The longing is motivated by the aspiration to reunite with family and loved ones.
  • Economic realities: The current state of economy influences the decision whether or not to return. Unfavorable economic stability and growth in the Philippines discourages Filipinos from relocating.


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