The Commission on Filipinos Overseas is accepting nominations for the 2020 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO)until 31 July 2020.
Conferred by the President of the Philippines every two years, the PAFIOO recognizes the contributions of Filipino/foreign individuals and organizations overseas in national development efforts, promotion of the interest of the Filipino diaspora, and for their exceptional achievements or excellencein the pursuit of their endeavors.Since its inception in 1991, 485 individuals and organizations overseas from 51 countries and territories have been bestowed with the awards under the following categories:
- Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) Award– conferred on Filipino individuals or organizations for their exceptional or significant contribution to progress and development in the Philippines.
- Banaag Award– conferred on Filipino individuals or organizations for their contributions that have significantly benefited a sector of the diaspora, or advanced the cause and interest of overseas Filipino communities.
- Pamana ng Pilipino Award – 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.
- Kaanib ng Bayan Award– conferred on foreign individuals (natural-born) and organizations for their exceptional or significant contribution to Philippine progress and development, or in advancing the cause or promoting the interests of overseas Filipino communities.
Further information on the awards, guidelines, and nomination process may be found at the PAFIOO website (https://presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph/) and its official Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/gawadpangulo/).