RECIPIENTS OF THE 2021 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS

RECIPIENTS OF THE 2021 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS

2022 February 09: The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) is pleased to announce to the public the fifty-six (56) distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 20 countries and territories who will be honoured by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte with the 2021 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO).

Institutionalized in 1991 through Executive Order No. 498, the PAFIOO is a biennial search for overseas-based organizations or individuals who have dedicated their work in the service of Filipinos in the Philippines or abroad, selflessly supported relief, rehabilitation, and development programs in the home country, or excelled in their field of work or profession.

The awardees were selected from a total of 117 nominations received by the CFO- PAFIOO Secretariat since it opened the nominations in August 2019. These nominations came from 31 countries and were endorsed by 39 Philippine Foreign Service Posts across Asia, North and South America, Europe, and Australia.

The awardees were thoroughly screened through a 4-stage evaluation process.

  1.   The first stage consisted of an evaluation by the Awards Screening Committee established and convened by the Philippine Foreign Service Posts.
  2.   Nominees endorsed by the Posts went through the second stage of the evaluation process by an eight-member inter-agency Technical Committee composed of senior representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Health (DOH), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), De La Salle University (representing the academe), Center for Migrant Advocacy (representing the migrant NGO), and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) as the Chair.
  3.    Nominees whose ratings met the passing rate were further screened by a multi-sectoral Executive Committee headed by the CFO and comprised of senior officials and representatives from the DFA, Office of the Presidential Protocol, Episcopal Commission for Pastoral Care for Migrants, and Itinerant People (representing the religious sector), Dynamic Outsource Solutions 1 Inc. (representing the private sector), and GMA Network, Inc. (representing the media).
  4.    A shortlist was then submitted to the Office of the President for final evaluation and approval.

Details of the awarding ceremony are to be announced at a later time owing to the fluidity of circumstances in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The PAFIOO has four award categories – Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL), Pamana ng Pilipino, Banaag, and Kaanib ng Bayan.

LINGKOD SA KAPWA PILIPINO (LINKAPIL) AWARDEES

 The LINKAPIL Award is conferred on Filipino individuals and organizations for exceptional or significant contribution to the reconstruction, progress, and development of the Philippines. The recipients of the 2021 Presidential LINKAPIL Award are:

Awardee

Country Post
1. Batangas Association United

Kingdom (BAUK)

United Kingdom Philippine Embassy (PE) London
 

2. Cajigas, Roxanne Racquel A.

United States of America Philippine Consulate General (PCG)

New York

3. Kayumanggi Chorale, Inc. (KCI) United States of America PCG New York
4. Kiefer-Vargas, Vivian Switzerland

PE Berne

5. Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers – Qatar Chapter (PICE-Qatar)  

Qatar

 

PE Doha

6. The Filipino Association in

the Isle of Man (FAIM)

Isle of Man PE London
7. The Filipino Catholic Society

of the Diocese of Calgary (FCSDC)

 

Canada

 

PCG Calgary

PAMANA NG PILIPINO AWARDEES

The Pamana ng Pilipino Award is conferred on Filipino overseas, 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. The recipients of the 2021 Presidential Pamana ng Pilipino Award are:

 

Awardee Country

Post

1. Alcedo, Russ Patrick P. Canada PCG Toronto
2. Bonifacio, Glenda Lynna Anne T. Canada PCG Calgary
3. Comiso, Josefino C. United States of America PE Washington, D.C.
4. Conejos, Sheila Maria A. Singapore PE Singapore
5. Favor, Danilo M. United Kingdom PE London
6. Fernandez, Glenn F. China PE Beijing
7. Garcia, Laura D. United States of America PCG New York
8. Gotangco, Pamela D. Switzerland PE Berne
9. Miranda, Aurtenciano Jr. R. Italy PE Rome
10. Nilo, Ronaldo B. Qatar PE Doha
11. Ong, Caroline B. China PCG Shanghai
12. Pascual, Glenn D. United States of America PCG San Francisco
13. Pomperada, Lord Leomer B. United States of America PCG New York
14. Remo, Karen Graciles L. United Arab Emirates PE Abu Dhabi
15. Rosana, Albert Remus R. Canada PCG Calgary
16. Saligan, Leorey N. United States of America PE Washington, D.C.
17. Villagonzalo, Walter S. Australia PCG Melbourne

BANAAG AWARDEES

 

The Banaag Award is conferred on Filipino individuals and organizations for their contributions that have significantly benefited a sector or advanced the cause of overseas Filipino communities. The recipients of the 2021 Presidential Banaag Award are:

Awardee Country Post
1. Balboa, Mario A. Saudi Arabia PE Riyadh
2. Belmonte, Bella Aurora P. United States of America PCG Los Angeles
3. Bernardo, Ariel C. South Korea PE Seoul
4. Betinol, Roy G. Chile PE Santiago
5. Brady, Vanda Marie M. Ireland PE London
6. Chiu, Alex (+) POSTHUMOUS AWARD Canada PCG Toronto
7. Dacanay, Aurora B. Canada PCG Calgary
8. De Jesus, Nancy S. France PE Paris
9. Eclarinal-Murdock, Rose Cheryl P. United Kingdom PE London

10. Felix Y. Manalo Foundation (FYM FOUNDATION)

Canada PCG Toronto
11. Filipino American Service

Group, Inc. (FASGI)

United States of America PCG Los Angeles
12. Gonong, Fernandico Jr. Q. United States of America PCG Los Angeles
13. Igorot UK Charity (Igo-UK) United Kingdom PE London
14. Kapatiran at Ugnayan ng

Natatanging Sining at Talento (KUNST Pilipino)

 

Germany

 

PE Berlin

15. Legaspi, Venecio V. Saudi Arabia PCG Jeddah
16. London Filipino Centre CIC

(LFC-CIC)

United Kingdom PE London
17. Misalucha, Bennette E. United States of America PCG Honolulu
18. National Alliance to Nurture

the Aged and the Youth (NANAY)

United States of America  

PE Washington D.C.

19. Nicolas, Rolando M. Saudi Arabia PE Riyadh
20. Nietes-Little, Linda United States of America PCG Los Angeles
21. Philippine Bayanihan Association of Alberta

(PBAA)

 

Canada

 

PCG Calgary

22. Philippine-American Friendship Community, Inc.

(PAFCOM)

United States of America  

PCG New York

23. Rata, Dennis N. Kuwait PE Kuwait
24. So-Perkins, Jannelle United States of America PCG Los Angeles
25. Vicentina, Cristy M. Singapore PE Singapore
26. Villanueva, Elija Paul G. United Kingdom PE London

 

KAANIB NG BAYAN AWARDEES

The Kaanib ng Bayan Award is conferred to foreign individuals and organizations for their exceptional or significant contribution 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. The recipients of the 2021 Presidential Kaanib ng Bayan Award are:

Awardee Country Post
1. Ahmad, Issa Mohammad Jordan PE Amman
2. Laoly, Yasonna H. Indonesia PE Jakarta
3. Montero Medical Missions

(MMM)

United States of America PE Washington, D.C.
4. Philippine Bayanihan Society

– Singapore (PBSS)

Singapore PE Singapore
5. Temasek Foundation, Ltd.

(TF)

Singapore PE Singapore

 

SPECIAL CITATION

 

Recipient Country Post
1. Coalition of the Filipino American Chambers of Commerce (COFACC)  

United States America

 

PCG Los Angeles

 

The PAFIOO is a biennial search to honor and recognize overseas Filipinos and other individuals or organizations abroad who 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. (Photo from PAFIOO website)

For further information, please contact the:

PAFIOO Secretariat

Commission on Filipinos Overseas E-mail: [email protected]

Facebook: www.facebook.com/gawadpangulo

Website: www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph