By: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Seoul

The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the Filipino Community in South Korea that it is now accepting nominations for the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) until 31 July 2020 (Philippine time).

The Philippine government confers PAFIOO to honor and recognize overseas Filipinos and other individuals or organizations who contribute to Philippine development initiatives, promote the interests of the Filipino diaspora, or have exceptionally distinguished themselves in their work.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for December 2020.

Since its inception in 1991, the PAFIOO has been bestowed upon 485 Filipino individuals and organizations overseas in about 52 countries and territories. The biennial award highlights the time-honored Filipino values of bayanihan or the convergence of pakikipagkapwa, pagtutulungan, and pagkakaisa.

Nominations are accepted for four (4) award categories:

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

To nominate individuals and/or organizations based in South Korea, please contact the Philippine Embassy in Seoul. You may email the accomplished forms to: [email protected] For further inquiries, please call +02-796-7387 local 101.

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