UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 pandemic afflicting countries across the globe, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) would like to inform the public that the submission of nominations to the 2020 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organization Overseas (PAFIOO) has been extended from 31 December 2020 to 31 May 2021.
Read the attached press release of CFO.
For updates: visit: www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph.
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway would like to inform all Filipinos in Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has opened the nominations for the 2020 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas. Nominations must first be endorsed by the Philippine Embassy prior to submission to the CFO which serves as the Presidential Awards Secretariat.
These awards seek to honor and recognize overseas Filipinos and other individuals or organizations which contribute to Philippine development initiatives, or promote the interests of overseas Filipino communities. The awards are also given to overseas Filipinos who have exceptionally distinguished themselves in their work or profession, and have thereby brought pride to the Filipino nation.
The four (4) award categories are:
o Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) Award – for overseas Filipino associations or individuals with exceptional or significant contributions to Philippine reconstruction, progress and development
o Kaanib ng Bayan Award –for foreign individuals or organizations with exceptional or significant contributions to Philippine reconstruction, progress and development, &/or have significantly benefited a sector or community in the Philippines, or advanced the cause of overseas Filipino communities
o Banaag Award – for overseas Filipino individuals or organizations for their contributions in advancing the cause of &/or have significantly benefited overseas Filipino communities or sectors
o Pamana ng Pilipino Award – 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.
For more information about the awards, please visit www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph.