Search is On for 2011 Apolinario Mabini Awards

August 31, 2010

The Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PFRD) Inc., has launched its search for the 2011 Apolinario Mabini Awards with culmination rites slated in July 2011. This event was named after the Sublime Paralytic Apolinario Mabini, whose disability has not stopped him to become a national icon and creative genius of the Philippine Revolution.

The Apolinario Mabini Awards aims to recognize individual persons with disabilities (PWDs), groups, organizations and professionals who have made remarkable marks in their chosen fields or have rendered outstanding services with impact on citizens with disabilities on a national scale.

The different categories that are up for grabs are as follows:

1. Disabled Filipino of the Year;
2. Disabled Group of the Year;
3. Employer of the Year;
4. Disabled-Friendly Establishment;
5. Local Government Unit of the Year;
6. Rehabilitation Volunteer of the Year;
7. Mabini Presidential Award; and
8. Media Advocate of the Year- this is a new category for personalities/groups/institutions in the tri-media who have made significant advocacy for the rights and welfare of PWDs. This is in conjunction with the “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UN CRPD).

Interested parties can get nomination forms at PFRD, which can be contacted for details at telephone number 725-0093 or through their email address

6 Responses to “Search is On for 2011 Apolinario Mabini Awards”

  1. edgar m. narce jr. on March 3rd, 2011 3:05 pm

    how come ncda still and keeps on using the word “DISABLED” ? kasimpo ung sa Apolinario Mabilni Awards 2011… Outstanding Disabled Filipino etc… pwede naman ata OUTSTANDING FILIPINO PERSON WITHY DISABILITY… diba? suggestion l;ang po… salamat

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    Nelia R. de Jesus Reply:

    @edgar m. narce jr.,

    Good point Edgar, pointed this out in the Committee where NCDA is represented, given our commitment to the “UN-Convention on the Rights of PWDs””, and the amendment in the Magna Carta..pFRD, the agency in charge requested to defer revision of category names due to time constraints in this year’s Awards, promised to revise next Mabini Awards.

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  2. Karen-May Matibag on March 16th, 2011 9:07 am

    May I inquire about the requirements and how can i submit nomination on the Apolinario Mabini Awardee because I would like to nominate one of the member of PWD in our barangay.

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    aron margallo Reply:

    @Karen-May Matibag, sinagot ka na bah kung paano magsubmit ng ng nominination? i nonominate ko kasi tita ko…nag aalaga siya ng mga pwd.

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  3. Liberato Estilong, Nueva Vizcaya on June 21st, 2011 6:39 pm

    Long live to the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of

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  4. Liberato Estilong, Nueva Vizcaya on June 21st, 2011 6:50 pm

    Sir/Madam : Our group Provincial Federation of Persons with Disability of Nueva Vizcaya an awardee already of the foundation. We were awarded as a Diabled group of the year in 1998, Nueva Vizcaya was also awarded as local government unit [provincial level] in 2010. Are we still allowed to submit our nomination for the category Employer of the year awards for this year 2011?

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