22/01/2016: 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas
The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the Filipino communities in its jurisdiction that it is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.
The Presidential Awards are being organized by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in partnership with the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General around the world to recognize the exemplary achievements and significant role of overseas Filipinos in national development.
There are four categories of awards to be conferred on Filipino individuals and organizations overseas:
1. LINGKOD SA KAPWA PILIPINO (LINKAPIL) AWARD
This award is conferred on Filipino individuals or organizations 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 organizations for their significant contribution to advance the cause or promote the interests of overseas Filipino communities.
3. 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 to advance the cause or promote the interests of overseas Filipino communities.
4. 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.
Nominations must be submitted through the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. on or before Friday, 06 May 2016. Non-submission of required documents may be a cause for disqualification of the nominee.
The Awards Ceremonies will be held in December 2016 at Malacañan Palace, Manila.
The Application Form and the Award Primer can be downloaded here.