CFO launches 2012 presidential awards

08:20 PM February 17, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Presidential Awards for Filipino individuals and organizations, spearheaded by the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO).

The biennial awards, institutionalized since 1991 seeks to honor and recognize overseas individuals and organizations who have been a source of pride and have given outstanding contributions to the betterment of the Philippines and Filipino communities in the Philippines and abroad.


The roster of awardees constitute 338 overseas Filipino individuals, organizations and their foreign partners.

The Presidential Awards highlight the time-honored Filipino values of pakipagkapwa, pagtutulungan and pagkakaisa.


The four (4) award categories are:

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

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

· Kaanib Award – for foreign individuals or organizations with exceptional or significant contributions to Philippine reconstruction, progress and development and or have significantly benefited a sector or community in the Philippines, or advanced the cause of overseas Filipino communities.

· Pamana ng Pilipino Awards – 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 or profession.

Interested parties within the Consulate’s Area of jurisdiction are invited to submit the duly completed nomination form together with supporting documents to the Philippine Consulate General at 447 Sutter Street, Ste 601, San Francisco, CA 94108 by 16 April 2012.

Nominations may also be submitted directly to the Awards Secretariat, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue cor. Osmeña Highway (South Superhighway) Manila, Philippines 1007 no later than 15 June 2012. Online nominations can be done through


For rules on filing of nomination, nomination forms and other information please visit CFO at; the Philippine Consulate General at; tel: 415-433-6666 ext 313; email:

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