CFO CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING FOR LOCALIZED BALINKBAYAN PORTAL IN WESTERN VISAYAS
Iloilo City, Philippines – The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in partnership with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) – Region VI successfully launched the Capacity Building on the Development and Use of Localized BaLinkBayan Portal on November 25-26, 2015 at Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iloilo City.
The two-day training was attended by Migration and Development (M&D) focal persons, investment officers and IT/web developers from four provinces (Iloilo, Antique, Guimaras, and Aklan), two cities (Iloilo City and Passi City), and seven municipalities (Kalibo, San Jose de Buenavista, Sta. Barbara, Oton, Jordan, Tangalan, and Lambunao). The event was graced by Mrs. Maria Victoria Griengo-Mabilog, Iloilo City’s M&D Champion, as well as Engr. Gilberto Altura, Chief Economic Development Specialist – NEDA Region VI. They set the tone for the regional forum through their opening remarks.
Through the collaboration of these stakeholders, the capacity building aims to introduce the one-stop on-line portal for Overseas Filipinos’ Diaspora Engagement called: BaLinkBayan and to train the participants on how to utilize the portal as a tool to promote M&D programs in their respective areas.