Did you know? The Top 3 provinces of origin among the approximately 16,000 Filipino emigrants to Spain from 1988 to 2019 were NCR, Pangasinan, and Batangas.

According to registration data by CFO spanning three decades, Metro Manila produced the most number of Filipino emigrants to Spain in 1988-2019 at 19.15%, totaling 3,079. Almost half of them resided in District II and a fourth in District IV.

Pangasinan followed NCR with a relatively small margin at 15.66% or 2,518, and Batangas at 12.38% or 1,990. These three Philippine provinces alone accounted for almost half of the Filipino emigrant population bound for Spain from 1988 to 2019.

After Metro Manila, Pangasinan, and Batangas, Ilocos Sur ranked as the top 4 origin province, producing 6.53% or 1,049 Filipino emigrants in the same period. Other central areas of origin included Laguna, Ilocos Norte, and Cavite, which each shared 4.43% or 712 Filipino emigrants on average. They were followed by Tarlac, Rizal, and Bulacan, which each shared 2.70% or 433 emigrants on average.

Reference data covers 1988-2019.