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Remittances sent home by Filipino workers hit record $28.1bn

Figure comes as Duterte government begins repatriation of staff in Kuwait

Filipino workers who were repatriated from Kuwait take part in a dialogue with a Department of Labor official at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines on February 12, 2018.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Remittances from Filipinos working abroad set another record in 2017, but a recent labor policy could partially hold back the rising tide, at least temporarily.

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