The Presidential A. Mabini Award is given by the President of the Republic to an individual whose work and accomplishments in the last five years promote the human rights and dignity of Filipinos with disability.
The award may be given to a Filipino or Non-Filipino who may be with or without disability.
To be considered for the Award, Presidential nominee must meet the following criteria:
1. Extraordinary accomplishments and work in promoting the welfare, independence, human rights and dignity of Filipinos with disability.
2. Acknowledgement by peers in the disability movement.
3. Knowledge and expertise on PWD issues and concerns both in the domestic and global realities.
4. Adherence to and promotion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and other human rights principles.
5. No record (documented) of serious ethical/ moral or human rights impropriety.
Nominations for this award should indicate in a 3-5 page essay the nominee's accomplishments vis-a-vis the above enumerated criteria.
Additional pages, of not over 15 pages may include endorsements, certificates or other supporting documents.