President Duterte Confers Presidential Awards to 23 Outstanding Overseas Filipinos and Organizations
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte honored 23 distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 11 countries during the Awarding Ceremonies for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) on Monday, December 19 at the Malacañan Palace.
In offering his snappiest salute to the awardees for their accomplishments and assistance to their fellow Filipinos and to the Filipino community, the President echoed one of his favorite quotes by Stephen Grellet in appreciation of the collective accomplishments by the Presidential Awardees, “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”