Deadline for Nomination for the 2016 Presidential Awards for
Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas
(Riyadh, 15 March 2016) - The Philippine Embassy reminds the Filipino community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the deadline for nominations for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.
The Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) has begun accepting endorsements from Philippine Embassies and Consulates for nominations to the Awards last 15 January 2016 and will end on 31 May 2016.
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 at the same time, give honor to overseas Filipinos for their exemplary achievements and contributions.
There are four (4) Award categories, namely:
- LINGKOD SA KAPWA PILIPINO (LINKAPIL) AWARD – conferred on Filipino individuals and organizations for their exceptional or significant contribution to reconstruction, progress and development in the Philippines.
- BANAAG AWARD – conferred on Filipino individuals or organizations for their significant contribution to advance the cause or promote the interests of overseas Filipino communities.
- KAANIB NG BAYAN AWARD – 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.
- PAMANA NG PILIPINO AWARD – 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.
The Philippine Embassy encourages the Filipino community to submit all nominations earlier and not wait for the deadline to prevent any delays in submission to the concerned Philippine government agencies.