Presidential Awards for Filipinos overseas still open

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Nominations are still being accepted for the 2016 Presidential Awards, which seek to honor overseas Filipinos and organizations that best exemplify the time-honored Filipino values pakikipagkapwa  (empathy),  pagtutulungan  (cooperation), and pagkakaisa (unity).

Over the years 437 overseas Filipino individuals, organizations and foreign partners have been conferred the Presidential Awards.

There are four categories to which an individual or organization may be nominated, namely:

Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) Award – This award is conferred on Filipino associations or individuals for their exceptional or significant contribution to reconstruction, progress, and development in the Philippines;

Kaanib ng Bayan Award – This award is conferred on foreign individuals or organizations for their exceptional or significant contribution to Philippine reconstruction, progress, and development, or have significantly benefited a sector or community in the Philippines, or advanced the cause of overseas Filipino communities;

Banaag Award – This award is conferred on Filipino individuals or associations for their significant contribution to advancing the cause or promoting the interests of overseas Filipino communities; and

Pamana ng Pilipino Award – This award is conferred on Overseas Filipino individuals who, in exemplifying the talent and industry of the Filipino, have brought the country honor and recognition through excellence and distinction in the pursuit of their work or profession.

The CFO Awards were institutionalized in 1991 under E.O. 498, issued by former President Corazon Aquino, to help identify and recognize those who have selflessly supported relief, rehabilitation, and/or development programs in the Philippines.

Nominations must be submitted on or before 27 May 2016 to the Awards Committee at the Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter Street 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108. For rules on filing out of nominations, nomination forms, evaluation forms and other information about the awards, please visit www.cfo.gov.ph or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .