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PNoy awards Filipino individuals and organizations overseas

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President Benigno S. Aquino III, assisted by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) chairperson Imelda Nicolas, presents the Pamana ng Pilipino Award to Dr. Francisca Tolete-Velcek during the 2012 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Wednesday (December 5). Dr. Velcek is a multi-awarded and notable pediatric doctor and academician in the US. The award is conferred on Filipinos overseas 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. (Malacañang Photo Bureau/Benhur Arcayan)President Benigno S. Aquino III led Wednesday the 2012 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas at Malacanang and exhorted the awardees to work together in helping rebuild the areas devastated by Typhoon Pablo.

“I am seeing a greater spirit of cooperation among our fellow citizens… and I am confident that those of you who have always been giving generously in the past will take the time to lend a helping hand where it is needed,” the President said in his message during the event.

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