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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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Indian Online Visa Application to boost tourists numbers

The newest reform on India’s visa-on-arrival (VOA) system allows tourists a comfortable and hassle-free travel. Holidaymakers can now apply for their visa online and can claim it on arrival at any airport, avoiding the long queues and waiting time. Indian government recognized the need to revolutionize the previous VOA system because it would boost tourism, earnings from which could help reduce the country’s increasing financial deficit.

POEA Bans Deployment of Workers to parts of Thailand

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The government requires OFWs in Thailand to be cautious and vigilant due to the declaration of state of emergency in some parts of the country namely Bangkok, Nonthaburi Province; Lad Lum Kaew District (Pathumthani Province); and Bang Phli District (Samutprakan Province). In effect, the POEA board debarred the deployment of newly hired OFWs intending to work in the four specific areas. Moreover, the Philippine embassy in Thailand is regularly monitoring the developments and is totally in control should the situation get worse.

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