Fri. May 27th, 2022
2021 Awardees, left to right: Imelda Romualdez-Marcos, Francis Chua as Hall of Famers, and Rommel Banlaoi, Herman Tiu Laurel, John Nicolo Fernadez. Second row: Adolfo Quizon Paglinawan, Lourdes Tanhueco-Nepomuceno, Jaime Flor Cruz, Teresita Ang-See and Mario Aportadera.

Following the successful launch of the Award for Promoting Philippines-China Understanding last year, the Association for Philippines-China Understanding (APCU) are pleased and delighted to announce the call for nominations for its 2022 awards.

APCU is the pioneer and the leading non-government organization (NGO) in the Philippines in promoting people-to-people diplomacy, bilateral understanding, and friendship between the Philippines and China.

The awards project is supported by the and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of the Philippines

Nominations are open from 27 January to 18 March 2022. The deadline for submitting nominations is 18 March 2022 at 5:00 P.M., Philippine Standard Time.

A preliminary review of nominees will be conducted right after the deadline for nominations, while the second round and final reviews of nominees will take place within April.

The APPCU 2022 winners will be announced on the second week of May.

The official award ceremony will be held during the second week of June to celebrate the “Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day” and commemorate the day when the formal diplomatic ties and relations were established between the Republic of the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China on June 9, 1975.

APPCU promotes the spirit of friendship and understanding between the Philippines and China. It aims to extend recognition, acknowledgment, and appreciation to individuals who made a mark and contributed much to the improvement and advancement of Philippines-China bilateral relations, understanding, and friendship.

Any nominee must be a Filipino national in any of the different fields and disciplines such as media and journalism, public service, humanitarian and social actions, commerce and trade, arts and culture, people-to-people relations, the academe, information, and communication technology (ICT), science, health, and medicines.

For more information on the nomination process and guidelines, please visit For inquiry, contact the APPCU Secretariat at or call at +639480079489 /+639277102233

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