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2016 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS

2016-03-02

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to announce that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) is now accepting nominations to the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas. 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 for exceptional achievements or excellence in the in the pursuit of their endeavors. These accolades recognize the awardees’ contribution to humanity as they reinforce faith and confidence in the Filipino nation and give meaning to Filipino excellence and the time-honored values of pakikipag-kapwa, pagtutulungan, and pagkakaisa. Since their inception in 1991, the awards have already been bestowed upon 437 Filipino individuals and organization overseas from 49 countries and territories.

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