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Asian CineVision’s ‘yellow brick

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Eva Noblezada in “Yellow Rose.”

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COS to celebrate 50th Anniversary

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The Children’s Orchestra Society invites you to their much-anticipated 50th Anniversary Discover

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2019 FYLPRO Immersion Program now

WASHINGTON — The Philippine Embassy and Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) are now accepting ap

Friday, 26 July 2019 Comments

WASHINGTON — The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), 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, is pleased to launch the 2018 Immersion Program, which will be held on Nov. 18 to 23 in the Philippines.

FYLPRO is now accepting applications for young Filipinos/Filipino-Americans in the United States who are interested in working with various stakeholders in their communities for the strengthening of Philippines-U.S. ties and the advancement of Philippine interests and advocacies in the United States.

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 Philippine ambassador to the U.S. 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 U.S.

Since then and with continued competitive, carefully reviewed, and vetted application process, 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 Aug. 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.

“We remain committed to encouraging more diverse and dynamic engagements with the next generation of Filipino-Americans in the United States to further strengthen Philippines-U.S. ties, advance mutual interests, and attain common goals,” the ambassador added.

FYLPRO President Dondi Leonidas Quintans shares Romualdez’s sentiments and aims to help further equip young Filipino-Americans with a useful network and tools.

“The opportunities and lessons the FYLPRO network can provide will help leaders create a positive and lasting impact in the Philippines and the United States,” Quintans stated.

“FYLPRO and its partners are designing the blueprint for a stronger bridge between our two countries. I encourage all Filipino-American leaders to join us — so we can help amplify the impact of your work and passion projects and inspire a wave of collaboration and growth in our community.”

For more information contact: Filipino Young Leaders Program at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (

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