Rome – The BBFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization conceived to uphold the new heroes of our time, the overseas Filipino workers. It works hand-in-hand with the POEA and OWWA in paying tribute to the OFWs through the Bagong Bayani Awards.
Submission of entries has been extended up to July this year. The primary purposes of the BBFI are the following: 1) To promote recognition and appreciation of the role of the Filipino overseas workers in the Philippine society and economy. 2) To foster high standards of responsibility, efficiency and integrity among Filipino workers. 3) Promote the welfare of the Filipino workers.
The Bagong Bayani Awards (BBA) is a national search for the country’s outstanding and exemplary Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The awards seek to recognize and pay tribute to our OFWs for their significant efforts in fostering goodwill among peoples of the world, enhancing and promoting the image of the Filipino as a competent, responsible and dignified worker, and for greatly contributing to the socio-economic development of their communities and our country as a whole.
The BBA aims at providing proper recognition to deserving nominees, thus setting up examples for others to emulate, and for the country to be proud of.
The Bagong Bayani Awards aim to: Provide a nationally established system of recognizing the significant contributions of OFWs; Recognize the extraordinary and exemplary deeds, acts, life, services and contributions of OFWs towards their employers, fellow workers, their families and communities; Honor the Filipino workers worldwide and their families for their distinct role in promoting the integrity of the Filipino workers, and in nation building.
The official nomination forms may be obtained from any of the following offices: The BBFI Secretariat Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg. POEA, Ortigas Ave. cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong City, 1501 Philippines, Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) or may be downloaded from the POEA/BBFI website at www.poea.gov.ph