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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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“Nata de fruta” A simple start to a home business

“Nata de fruta” A simple start to a home business

Quirino Cruz, despite his difficult situation in life as a youth, never stopped looking for ways to provide for his family. He once failed but was not discouraged. With his will and determination, at age of 66, his small business of selling "nata de fruta" employed 100 people, expanded to production of other halo-halo ingredients such as: kaong, langka, monggo, and macapuno, and now earns millions of pesos for his family.

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