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21/01/2016: 2016 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has formally opened nominations for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.

The awards are conferred by the President of the Philippines every two years on meritorious individuals and organizations overseas to give the highest recognition to their work in the service of the Filipino community or nation, and for exceptional achievements or excellence in the pursuit of their endeavors.

Since 1991, the CFO has spearheaded the biennial Presidential Awards. It was institutionalized under Executive Order 498 issued by former President Corazon C. Aquino to honor and recognize overseas Filipinos and foreign individuals who have contributed to Philippine development initiatives, or promote the interests of overseas Filipino communities.

The roster of awardees now included some 437 overseas Filipino individuals, organizations and their foreign partners from 49 countries and territories, who have been a source of pride and have significantly contributed to the betterment of Filipino communities here and abroad.

Awardees from Hawaii include the following individuals and organizations:

LINKOD SA KAPWA PILIPINO AWARD

  • Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (2004)

KAAKBAY NG BAYAN AWARD (Discontinued)

  • Aloha Medical Mission, 1996

KAANIB NG BAYAN AWARD

  • Consuelo Alger Foundation, Inc, 1996

BANAAG AWARD

  • Aloha Medical Mission, 1991
  • Casamina, Roland C., 2004
  • Congress of Visayan Organizations, 2010
  • Filipino Community Center, Inc, 2002

Philippine Cultural Foundation of                           Hawaii, 2004

  • Ramos, Angel T., 1996
  • United Filipino Council of Hawaii, 2008

PAMANA NG PILIPINO AWARD

  • Abinsay, Felipe Jr. P., 2004
  • Alcantara, Anacleto R., 1996
  • Aquino, Belinda A., PhD., 2002
  • Camara, Jorge G., MD, 1996
  • Cayetano, Benjamin J., 2002
  • Flores, Eddie Jr., 2000
  • Mabanglo, Ruth Elynia S., PhD., 2012
  • Ramos, Teresita V., PhD., 2008
  • Tomimbang-Burns, Emme A., 2006

 

 

Any individual or organization, whether Filipino or foreign, based in Hawaii, American Samoa and French Polynesia  may submit nominations for the awards before 15 May 2016 to the Philippine Consulate (Attention: Presidential Awards Committee) through mailing address 2433 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 or email address pcghonolulu.culturalsection@gmail.com. The Consulate will, in turn, evaluate and endorse the nomination to the CFO.

The deadline for submission to the Philippine Consulate’s Awards Committee is on 15 May 2016.

For rules on filing and nomination, please visit http://presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph/or. Please note that nominations must be submitted to the Consulate General’s Awards Committee for evaluation and endorsement to the CFO Awards Technical Committee.

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