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With the steady inflow of remittances to the Philippines and the growing awareness of its potential for sustenance and development, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) recognized the need to establish BaLinkBayan. A quip on the Filipino word balikbayan (a returning overseas Filipino), BaLinkBayan is a means to connect Filipino individuals and communities to the Philippines through the Diaspora to Development (D2D) program of the CFO. This program promotes and supports diaspora-driven initiatives such as investment, philanthropy, and technology and skills transfer.

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SSS extends OFWs’ prescriptive period for sickness notifications to 35 days

The Social Security System (SSS) gave 30 more days to the five-day prescriptive period for filing sickness notifications of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for their illnesses not requiring hospitalization, in consideration of their limited time and accessibility to SSS offices while abroad.

Dr. Brenda P. Viola, SSS Officer-in-Charge of the Medical Services Division, said OFWs previously had five calendar days from the start of home confinement to file their sickness notification, and this prescriptive period is now extended to a total of 35 calendar days.

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