The BaLinkBayan portal offers several features namely, the START A BUSINESS, DONATE AND VOLUNTEER, ACCESS GOVERNMENT ONLINE SERVICES, VIEW INTERACTIVE MAPS pages.
The START A BUSINESS page assists overseas Filipinos to be an entrepreneur.
The DONATE AND VOLUNTEER page encourage them to share their fortune and skills with fellow countrymen in need.
The ACCESS GOVERNMENT ONLINE SERVICES page links to natinal government agencies, while it pilot tests local government services.
VIEW INTERACTIVE MAPS page the most unique feature of the BaLinkBayan, which contains a visual guide on every town or region's local products, business competitiveness index, classroom shortages and poverty threshold.
There are six interactive maps:
- Agricultural Products Interactive Map – Province and Municipality – Province and Municipality,
- Top 20 Cities and Municipalities (Town) Competitiveness Index Interactive Map,
- Classroom Shortages Interactive Map,
- Yolanda and Bohol Earthquake Damaged Classrooms Needs Interactive Map,
- National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Community-based Monitoring System Interactive Map,
- Health Interactive Map by Department of Health.
The Forum page serves as the feedback mechanism as well as to allow interaction among visitors and guests.
The Fruently Asked Questions (FAQ) page gives a quick look into common subjects of inquiries, while the Downloads page contains documents allowing further study and review.
The portal responds to the need for Diaspora Driven Development as an access and a gateway for overseas Filipinos to engage in various ways in an effort to contribute to a prosperous and developing Philippine economy. The portal is an inter-agency undertaking with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) as lead agency with its participating partners: Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Nation Competitive Council (NCC), National Anti-poverty Commission (NAPC), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), City Government of Naga (CGN) and others.
It is continually being developed and enhanced as new features and services are offered. The public is encouraged to join the Forum to share their feedback and views.