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BaLinkBayan

Overseas Filipinos' One Stop Online Portal for Diaspora Engagement.about-btn

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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NYC Inks Pact with Commission on Filipinos Overseas for BaLinkBayan Project

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Young Filipinos who are based overseas may now virtually take part in youth engagements in the Philippines through the BaLinkBayan Project of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

Through the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), the NYC website is linked with CFO’s BaLinkBayan portal and vice versa.

Filipinos expect that their Request for Temporary Protective Status in the US will be Granted Soon

Filipinos expect that their Request for Temporary Protective Status in the US will be Granted Soon

With recommendations from several US government agencies, and now with the support of the Philippine government, Filipino- American groups have been expecting a good result of their efforts to obtain a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for undocumented or irregular Filipino migrants in the US soon. Once TPS is granted, an estimated number of 300,000 Filipinos will benefit, allowing them to work and travel freely in the US.

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