Diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Qatar formally began on May 5, 1981. The Philippines maintained relations with Qatar through its embassy in the United Arab Emirates until May 1992, when it opened an embassy in Doha
Qatar serves as the third-largest destination for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). There are approximately 250,000 OFW's staying in Qatar or about 17 percent of Qatar's 2.7 million population. A number of them are employed in construction, tourism, information technology, telecommunications, hotels, banks, and as domestic helpers. There are also 44 Filipino organisations in Doha.
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