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23/04/2012: Nominations for 2012 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas extended until May 15, 2012

23 April 2012, Washington DC - The Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC is pleased to announce that the deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2012 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas has been extended until May 15, 2012.

A project of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), the Presidential Awards is a biennial search to recognize exceptional individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to Philippine progress and development.  The Awards are also conferred on overseas Filipinos who have shown excellence and distinction in their work or profession.  Some  338 overseas Filipino individuals, organizations and their foreign partners have received the award so far, since it was established by virtue of an Executive Order in 1991.

The completed nomination forms containing relevant information such as personal data, summary of relevant contributions with specific data and other supporting documents must be submitted to the Philippine Embassy no later than 15 May 2012, 5:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the Presidential Awards, including the rules on the filing of nomination, nomination forms and other information please visit www.2012presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph . You may also wish to contact the Philippine Embassy’s Cultural Section at 202-467-9398.  END