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Search is on for ten outstanding children of Filipinos abroad

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
June 8, 2009

TACLOBAN CITY  –  The Search for Ten Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children has been launched for the third consecutive year by the Bank of Philippine Islands Overseas Banking Group.

The award is part of BPI’s efforts to give recognition to Filipino overseas. Hand in hand with providing financial and banking needs, the bank also aims to inspire the overseas Filipinos by lauding the source of their motivation and hard work, their children.

Through this campaign, BPI wants to raise public awareness about the great contributions of the Filipino expatriates not only to the Philippine economy but to nation-building as well.

In order to qualify, the nominees must be children of Filipinos working abroad aged 15 to 21 years old.

The nominees must be presently enrolled, have parents or relatives who are BPI depositors, and belong to the top 10 percent of his or her class.

The nominees must submit an essay entitled “Ano ang papel ko sa pagpapaunlad ng ating pamayanan bilang anak ng isang Expat Pinoy?” In English, the title is “What is my role in the development of our society as a son or daughter of an Expat Pinoy?”

The essay may be written in English or Filipino, typewritten double spaced and must be between 1,500 to 2,000 words.

Moreover, the nominees must submit other documentary requirements which include accomplished application form; proof of enrollment; diploma or certificate of graduation; certified true copy of grades along with list of awards, if any; birth certificate; and certification from BPI proving existing account.

Another requirement is the letters of nomination from the principal, college dean, superintendent, parish priest, managers of BPI or BPI Family Savings Bank, or head of a civil or church organization.

Nomination forms are available at any BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank branches nationwide. The nomination form can also be downloaded from or under Promo Page - Remittance.

Mailed entries must be postmarked not later than August 28 to Paul Joseph V. Fonte of the Marketing Department, Overseas Customers Segment, Bank of the Philippine Islands at 6/F BPI Family Savings Bank Center, Paseo de Roxas cor. Dela Rosa St., Makati City 1226, Metro Manila.

Application period is from June 1 to August 28 and the winners who will receive Php 50,000 each, will be announced in August.