Cash remittances sent home by overseas Filipinos rose 2.6% in July from a year earlier to $2.99 billion, the Philippine central bank said on Friday.

Cash remittances sent through banks in January to July totalled $18.79 billion, up by 2.9% versus the same period last year, it said in a statement. (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)