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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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Overseas Filipinos sent USD 22.8 Billion in 2013

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BSP reports that remittances hit an all-time high of 22.8 billion US Dollars for the year 2013. For December alone, overseas Filipinos sent home a record 2.2 Billion US Dollars. The amount is an increase of 6.4 percent  year on year. USD 22.8 billion dollars represent about 8.4 percent of Gross domestic product in 2013.

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