April 25, 2019

Hero Nominations

Kalayaan Spark*Connect*Empower Heroes

The Kalayaan Spark*Connect*Empower Heroes Awards were established to fulfill two purposes:

(1) to honor deserving individuals who bring recognition to the Filipino-American Community and exhibit excellence in their work, and
(2) to engage the youth to become more involved with their Community, and to inspire them through the examples of others who have given their hearts to the service of our kababayans, whether in the Philippines or abroad.

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Name Your Hero

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Tell Us About Your Hero

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1. Nominees must be of Filipino heritage;

2. Must be of high moral character;

3. A proven Leader of the Filipino-American Community;

4. Has made numerous and significant contributions to causes that have benefited the welfare and development of the Philippines or Filipino-American community, and/or exemplifies the talent and industry of the Filipino, bringing the country honor and recognition through excellence and distinction in the pursuit of their work or profession, and

5. Actions have brought greater public awareness and appreciation of the contributions of Filipino-Americans to the greater community.


1. Three Hero awardees will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of Fil-Am community leaders and past Kalayaan SCE Hero award recipients.

2. Awardees will be presented to the public during the Philippine Independence Day Gala on June 14, 2019 and during the KalayaanSF Festival on June 22, 2019.

3. Each awardee will be presented with a round-trip economy-class ticket (San Francisco to Manila) and a one-night stay at the five-star Omni Hotel’s luxurious California Suite in downtown San Francisco.