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President Benigno Aquino III shares the stage with the honorees for the 2010 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañan Palace.


The Philippine Consulate General in New York has informed the Filipino community in the Northeast USA that the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas is now open for nominations.

The award, which was institutionalized in 1991, is a biennial awards system aimed at giving recognition to Filipinos and other individuals or organizations who contribute to Philippine development initiatives, promote the interests of overseas Filipino communities, exceptionally distinguished themselves in their work or profession, and have brought honor to the Filipino nation.

Beyond their recognizable contribution to humanity, the awardees also reinforce faith and confidence in the Filipino nation.

A distinct category in the awards is also reserved for foreign individuals or organizations for their exceptional contribution to the Philippines and for advancing the cause of overseas Filipino communities.

The Presidential Awards highlight the Filipino excellence and the time-honored values of pakikipag-kapwa, pagtutulungan and pagkakaisa.

The four categories are:

1. 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.

2. Banaag Award — This award is conferred on Filipino individuals or associations for their significant contribution to advance the cause or promote the interests of overseas Filipino communities.

3. Pamana ng Pilipino Award — This award is conferred on Filipinos overseas, 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.

4. 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 advances the cause of overseas Filipino communities.

Procedures:

1. Any individual or organization (Filipino or foreign) based in the Philippines or overseas may submit nominations for the awards.

2. Former nominees who are not recipients of the award may be re-nominated under the same or a different category.

3. Individuals or organizations may not be nominated in more than one category (the Secretariat reserves the right to reclassify nominations as needed).

4. If an individual and his/her organizations are nominated to the same category, the primacy of the organization is upheld.

5. Only one award can be given to a person or organization for the same activities.

6. Awards may be given posthumously.

7. Online nominations can be done through www.cfo.gov.ph.

8. Awards ceremonies will be held in December 2014 at the Malacañan Palace, Manila.

9. Deadline for submission to the Philippine Consulate General, NY will be on April 30, 2014. All nominations must be received by CFO on or before May 31, 2014.

10. Nomination forms are also attached to this announcement.

11. For more information, contact the Awards Secretariat, Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) at telephone nos.: (632) 561-8291/552-4700 locals 761-767; fax no.: (632) 561-8291; e-mail: presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph; and website: http//www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph

Or the Philippine Consulate General New York Cultural Office Tel. No.: 212.819.9655; e-mail address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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