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WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Immersion Program, which will be held on November 18 – 23 in the Philippines.

The immersion program is for young Filipinos/Filipino-Americans in the United States who are interested in working with various stakeholders and communities to strengthen Philippines-US ties and advance Philippine interests and advocacies in the United States.

It is a joint initiative of the Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the United States, the Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI), and the FYLPRO non-profit organization.

Selected delegates will be provided with the opportunity to interact with Philippine Government officials and leaders in the fields of business, arts and culture, and civil society.

In 2012, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., under the leadership of former Ambassador to the US Jose L. Cuisia, Jr, founded FYLPRO after recognizing the need for the younger generation to be more involved in the development of the Filipino community in the US.

Since then and with continued competitive, carefully reviewed, and vetted application process, sixty (60) outstanding leaders have graduated from the program, creating a robust network of talent, abilities, and ideals.

Leaders between the ages of 25 and 40 are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills within their school, community, workplace, or other areas of involvement. He/She must have potential or demonstrate active involvement in the Filipino community, or in issues or activities that align with the Filipino-American community or the Philippines.  Interested applicants are urged to learn more about the program and apply online at no later than August 18, 2018.

“FYLPRO has built an impressive roster of alumni with a network of distinguished research and achievements in political advocacy initiatives, cultural and tourism programs, social entrepreneurship activities, innovations in governance and education, heritage projects and voter awareness drives,” Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez said in a statement.

For more information contact:

Filipino Young Leaders Program

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