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By virtue of Republic Act 6768, the Balikbayan Law was signed on November 3, 1989 by Former President Corazon C. Aquino. This was amended on November 7, 2003 by virtue of the New Balikbayan Law under Republic Act No. 69174 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Its main thrust centers on the recognition of the contribution of overseas Filipinos to the country’s economy.

The term Balikbayan is defined as a Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one (1) year, a Filipino overseas worker, or former Filipino citizen and his or her family, who had been naturalized in a foreign country and comes or returns to the Philippines.

With the combined efforts of the DOT & its attached agencies, the program has included a number of privileges enclosed in the benefit package.

  • Shopping privilege at any Duty Free Philippines outlets up to US$1,500 worth of items within 15 days upon arrival (30 days during the Christmas season from Nov. 15 to Jan. 15).
  • Kabuhayan shopping privilege worth US$2,000 exclusively for the purchase of livelihood tools.
  • Balikbayans can bring along their families and friends.

Duty Free Philippines' Balikbayan Plus Program was signed into law on November 3, 1989 by virtue of Republic Act 6768 signed by former President Corazon C. Aquino.

This was amended on November 7, 2003 by virtue of the New Balikbayan Law under Republic Act No. 9174 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

The term Balikbayan is defined as a Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one (1) year, a Filipino overseas worker, or former Filipino citizen and his or her family, who had been naturalized in a foreign country and comes or returns to the Philippines.

Aside from all the privileges under the Balikbayan Program, come home as a celebrity with your Balikbayan Plus card and enjoy special discounts and privileges to the best places and services in the country.

Members may also avail of other perks and privileges such as:

  • Priority notice on special promotions and new products
  • Invitations to special events

Balikbayans can enjoy the benefits of Balikbayan Plus by providing the following requirements at the Customer Registration Counter of Duty Free Fiestamall, Waterfront Hotel Lahug Cebu or Northwing of SM Cebu:

  • Accomplish an application form available in the Customer Registration Counter or downloaded through our website:
  • Present application form together with your passport / seaman’s service record book plus any of the following documents:
    • For Overseas Workers Philippine passport and any of the following: 
      • POEA approved contract of employment
      • Certificate of employment from foreign employer, Philippine Embassy or Consulate, Tourism attaché or Labor attaché
      • Contract worker stamp on Philippine passport / seaman’s service record book.
    • For Filipino citizens continuously abroad for at least one (1) year: 
      • Date of last departure on Philippine passport
      • Income tax return (ITR) of previous year
      • Certificate of Unemployment from the Philippine Consulate for students, retirees and housewives.
    • For Filipino Foreign Passport Holders: 
      • Old Philippine passport.
      • Foreign naturalization papers
      • Other documents to show former Philippine citizenship of parent/spouse.

When availing your privileges, please take note of the following conditions:

  • Please present your Balikbayan Plus card at the participating establishments before availing any of their goods or services.
  • In cases when the cardholder is entitled to another discount facility at participating establishments, the higher discount scheme shall be applied or the cardholder shall have the option to decide which promotional scheme to avail of.
  • Entitlement to discount facilities is not cumulative.
  • Card is non-transferable. Participating establishments may require presentation of a valid ID for verification.
  • Duty Free Philippines reserve the right to amend the program at any time without prior notice.

The Balikbayan Plus Card makes the balikbayan benefit package more tangible. This card entitles balikbayans to all the privileges under the Balikbayan Program and gives them access to additional benefits extended by selected establishments.
   


The Balikbayan Plus Card readily identifies the balikbayans so that they can immediately avail of the benefits due them as provided by law. Balikbayans can avail of exclusive discounts and special packages from DFP-accredited commercial establishments nationwide.

For further inquiries or to report lost or damaged card, please contact us at

Click here for the list of Balikbayan Plus establishments