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25/07/2013: NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS OPEN

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas announced that they have opened nominations for the 2014 Gawad ng Pangulo (Presidential Awards), which seek to honor and recognize overseas Filipinos and foreign individuals who best exemplify the time-honored Filipino values of pakikipagkapwa (empathy), pagtutulungan (cooperation), and pagkakaisa (unity).

To date, over 300 overseas Filipino individuals, organizations and foreign partners have been recognized through the Gawad ng Pangulo Awards.

There are four categories to which an individual or organization may be nominated, namely:

  • 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;
  • 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 advanced the cause of overseas Filipino communities;
  • Banaag Award – This award is conferred on Filipino individuals or associations for their significant contribution to advancing the cause or promoting the interests of overseas Filipino communities; and
  • Pamana ng Pilipino Award – This award is conferred on Overseas Filipino individuals 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.

The CFO Awards were institutionalized in 1991 under E.O. 498, issued by former President Corazon Aquino, to help identify and recognize those who have selflessly supported relief, rehabilitation, and/or development programs in the Philippines.

Nominations must be submitted on or before 31 May 2014 to the Awards Secretariat at the office of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas in Manila. For rules on filing of nominations, nomination forms and other information about the awards, visit http://www.presidentialawards.gov.ph or like the official Facebook page of Gawad Pangulo at https://www.facebook.com/gawadpangulo.