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The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has formally opened the nomination to the 2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas to be conferred by the President in December 2018 at the Malacañan Palace, Manila.

The awards are conferred on meritorious individuals and organisations overseas in recognition of their work in the service of the Filipino nation, and for exceptional achievements or excellence in the pursuit of their endeavours.

All nominations submitted through mail or online must be received by CFO on or before 31 May 2018.

There are four award categories to be conferred

Lingkod Sa Kapwa Pilipino (Linkapil) Award

Conferred on Filipino individuals or organisations for their exceptional or significant contribution to reconstruction, progress, and development in the Philippines.

Banaag Award

Conferred on Filipino individuals or organisations 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 organisations 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 honour and recognition through excellence and distinction in the pursuit of their work or profession.

The various award categories with corresponding criteria for selection are described in the primer and press release which can be accessed at www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph and its official Facebook page at https://facebook.com/gawadpangulo/

For reference and dissemination, download copy of the Presidential Awards Primer 2018.

For more information regarding the Presidential Awards, contact the Awards Secretariat at the following:

Tel. Nos.: (+632) 552-4700 locals 760-767
Fax No:    (+632) 561-8291
Email:       presidentialawards@cfo.gov.ph or presidentialawards2018@gmail.com

CFO has requested through the Philippine Embassy in Australia for assistance to widely disseminate this information on the 2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.

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