Feb 8, 2012

2012 Presidential Awards for Filipinos Now Accepting Nominations

Honolulu- The Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu is pleased to announce that the Commission on Filipino Overseas is now accepting nominations for the year 2012 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organization Overseas.

The Presidential Awards is a biennial search to recognize exceptional individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to Philippine progress and development. The awards are also conferred on overseas Filipinos who have shown excellence and distinction in their work or profession. Instituted in 1991, it has so far been conferred on 314 overseas-based individuals and organizations.

The Presidential Awards highlight the time honored Filipino values of Pakikipagkapwa, Pagtutulungan and Pagkakaisa. The four (4) award categories are:

 1.  Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (Linkapil Award)
      For overseas Filipino associations or individuals with exceptional or significant contributions to Philippine reconstruction, progress and development.

 2.  Banaag Award
      For overseas Filipino individuals or associations for their contributions in advancing the cause of or have significantly benefited overseas Filipino communities sectors.

 3.  Kaanib Award
      For Foreign individuals or organizations with exceptional significant contributions 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.

 4.  Pamana ng Pilipino Award
      For overseas Filipinos who have demonstrated the talent and industry of the Filipino and brought honor and recognition to the country through excellence and distinction in the pursuit of their work and progress.

Interested individuals may download copies of the Primer containing the rules and guidelines for the Presidential Awards, as well as nomination and endorsement forms (which may be reproduced) at:

The Consulate will accept completed nomination forms with supporting documents for evaluation and possible endorsement to the Commission on Filipino Overseas on or before 31 May 2012.

For further information and/or inquiries, pls. call the Philippine Consulate at telephone number 808-5956316 to 6319 extension 105, or send an email to honolulupc@hawaii.rr.com Attn: Sheila Tarrosa.

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