About the Presidential Awards
More than 20 years ago, former President Corazon C. Aquino issued Proclamation No. 276 declaring December of every year as “Month of Overseas Filipinos” as a tribute for overseas Filipinos to encourage their participation in the development activities in the country. Recognizing the significant role of overseas Filipinos in national development, the Philippine government, through the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) conducted various activities to honor overseas Filipinos for their exemplary achievements and contributions. One of these activities is the CFO Awards which were conferred by President Aquino to 36 overseas Filipino individuals and organizations in 1991.