2018 Presidential Awards


The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco wishes to inform the Filipino communities in its jurisdiction that it is now accepting nominations for the Year 2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.

The Presidential Awards are being organized by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in partnership with the Philippine Embassies and Consulates General around the world to recognize the exemplary achievements and significant role of overseas Filipinos in national development.

The Presidential Awards highlight the time-honored Filipino values of PAKIPAGKAPWA, PAGTUTULUNGAN and PAGKAKAISA.

The four (4) award categories are:

  1. Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) Award – for overseas Filipino associations or individuals with exceptional or significant contributions to Philippine reconstruction, progress and development

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

    Download the primer and nomination forms here.


Nominations must be submitted through the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco  on or before Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Non-submission of required documents may be a cause for disqualification of the nominee.

The Presidential Awards is a biennial search 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. A distinct category in the awards is also reserved for foreign individuals or organizations for their exceptional contribution to the Philippines and for advancing the cause of overseas Filipino communities.