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08/07/2011: MAM Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

08 JULY 2011, WASHINGTON, D.C. Commission on Filipinos Overseas Chairperson Imelda M. Nicolas informed the Embassy that nominations have formally opened for the Migration Advocacy and Media Awards (MAMA).  Conceived in 2011 by the Inter-Agency Committee for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines, MAMA aims to recognize the significant role of the media in the promotion and advocacy of migration and development.

Eligible for the Awards are media works by government and private media outlets, institutions and practitioners in the fields of print, radio, movie and television, advertising and internet based in the Philippines and abroad.  Entries must have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas, or/and promoted a positive image of Filipino overseas, and migration and development.

Copies of the Primer containing the rules and guidelines for the MAMA, as well as nomination form may be downloaded at www.cfo.gov.ph.  Entries to the Awards must be submitted on or before September 30, 2011 to MAMA Secretariat, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue cor. Osmeña Highway (South Superhighway) Manila, Philippines 1007. END.