Did you know? The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) recorded a total of 23,023 Filipino emigrants bound for New Zealand from 1988 to 2019. Of this figure, 23.44% or 5,396 Filipino emigrants were principal immigrants, while 21.47% or 4,944 were children of Filipino emigrants, and 18.24% or 4,199 were children of principal emigrants. These Top 3 categories were followed by spouses of Filipino emigrants and principal immigrants at 10.71% and 10.03%, respectively.
Other categories included fiancées of foreign nationals at 4.50%, spouses of foreign nationals at 3.48%, and fiancées of Filipino immigrants at 1.33%, while parents and children of former Filipino citizens altogether made up a relatively small portion of 1.98%. These ten categories alone accounted for 95.18% of the overall population of Filipino emigrants en route to New Zealand from 1988 to 2019.