Every day, 2000 Filipinos leave their country to take up jobs abroad. The Philippines is the world’s biggest exporter of labour. Hélène Michaud takes us to Malanday, a densely populated area near Manila, to look at the other side of migration. “A better life for the family”, is the reason why so many fathers and mothers there decide to go and work overseas. But is the family really better off in the end? These are the stories of some of the people left behind, back home in Malanday.
Producer: Hélène Michaud
Broadcast: August 7, 1998