One of the readers asked me about EB3 Philippines movement in 2014.
I did some number crunching and it looks like EB3 Philippines could have a big jump forward by around 8-12 months around April or May VB. It could continue to move forward another 4-6 months total in the next few VB's.
This is based on expected spillovers from both EB and FB category as well as other factors typically applied by USCIS/DOS to calculate visa bulletin movement.
These numbers are based on around 4 months old data (I-485 pending inventory with Oct 1 data and November 2013 demand data based on Oct 8 data). The latest inventory could give more accurate data and hence expected forward movement in all EB categories.
USCIS does not release either I-485 pending inventory or demand data for FB category.
Update (March 17):
Per the latest data from USCIS, I am still expecting a jump of around of around 4-8 months in EB3 Philippines category. This jump can occur between May and July 2014 visa bulletin.