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18/07/2013: 2014 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS

PRESS RELEASE
No. 53-2013
18 July 2013

2014 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS
AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS

 

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has formally opened nominations for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.

Since 1991, the CFO has spearheaded the biennial Gawad ng Pangulo Awards. It was institutionalized under Executive Order 498 issues by former President Corazon C. Aquino to honor and recognize overseas Filipinos and foreign individuals who have selflessly supported relief, rehabilitation and development programs in the home country. The roster of awardees now included some 367 overseas Filipino individuals, organizations and their foreign partners, who have been a source of pride and have significantly contributed to the betterment of Filipino communities here and abroad.

For rules on filing and nomination, please visit www.presidentialawards.gov or like the Facebook page of Gawad Pangulo https://www.facebook.com/gawadpangulo. Please note that nominations must be submitted to the Consulate General’s Awards Committee for evaluation and endorsement to the CFO Awards Technical Committee.

The deadline for submission to the CFO Awards Technical Committee is on 31 May 2014.

You may also call the Philippine Consulate at 808-595-6316 to 19 for any questions you may have on the matter. (END).