Migration Advocacy and Media Award - Best Magazine 2021

Betsy von Atzigen, Editor in Chief

To the Honourable Secretary Francisco P. Acosta

Commission on Filipinos Overseas


It is an extraordinary honour for ROOTS & WINGS MAGAZINE for Filipino Migrants in Europe to receive the 2021 Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM), PRINT JOURNALISM AWARD – BEST MAGAZINE from the Office of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.


This Award makes our Team immensely proud and appreciated in the 12-year journey of magazine publication, keeping alive Philippine art, business, culture, education, foreign affairs, literature, music, sports, traditions and distinguished Filipinos among our million-strong migrant community and the next Filipino-European generations in Europe.


Roots & Wings consists of a volunteer, professional and dedicated Team of journalists, writers, contributors, editors, and web designers who recognize the significant role of the media in raising public awareness, promotion, and advocacy of various issues on Filipino migration and development.


With this recognition, we have gained more than an award; we advance our resolute, ingenious commitment to Roots & Wings’ mission to serve the Filipino-European community that has brought us boundless joy and success.

Our sincere appreciation of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, members of the jury and the Philippine Embassy in Berne, Switzerland for recognising Roots & Wings.


Mabuhay ang Pilipino sa Europa! Mabuhay ang CFO!


In the name of our Roots & Wings Team

Betsy von Atzigen

Editor in Chief, Switzerland