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Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (Service to Fellow Filipinos) or LINKAPIL is a programme initiated by the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) in 1989 to systematically manage donations from Filipinos based overseas and direct them towards enhancing local development initiatives. It provides a means for the transfer of various forms of resources from overseas Filipinos to support small scale, high impact projects to address the country’s needs. The programme was designed for overseas Filipinos to support projects in livelihood development, education, health related activities and small-scale infrastructure. Through the programme, the CFO will act as the intermediary between the overseas Filipinos and the local beneficiaries. Between 1990 and 2017, LINKAPIL has facilitated around Php3.3 billion (USD68.1 million) worth of assistance from overseas Filipinos and organisations, benefitting around 15.7 million Filipinos across the 81 provinces of the Philippines. The bulk of this assistance went into health and welfare, followed by education and small-scale infrastructure.


  • Education and vocational training
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Local development

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