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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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First Filipino-Canadian Senator Recounts Rise through the Ranks

The appointment of Tobias Enverga Jr. as part of the Canadian Senate proves that Filipino excellence continues to gain recognition worldwide. His broad range of experience and involvement in different socio-civic organizations made him one of the recipients of Queen’s 60th Diamond Jubilee medal of distinction in 2012. Enverga’s achievements will surely motivate other Filipino-Canadians to achieve their own high aspirations. Read the inspiring story about how a struggling overseas Filipino worker became a respected public servant:

Provinces growing, but people remain poor

Despite the growing economy, the plight of the poor still remains as they are being left behind in the development process. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan points out the reasons behind this phenomena and shared strategies to address and improve the situation.

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