Apr. 30 is deadline for young FilAms search

Members of the Filipino Cultural Association of the University of Maryland

The deadline for submission of applications for the search for 10 young Filipino Americans (aged 18 to 35) is April 30.

Among the qualifications for the 10 young achievers are their scholastic achievements and other accolades, leadership skills and accomplishments, active involvement in school or civic organizations, as well as vision and commitment in helping their communities and the Philippines.

Applicants should be no younger than 18 years old or no older than 35 by July 1, 2012 and should be ready to travel (possessing valid passports) by this date. The chosen participants are expected to commit time and resources to engage with the Philippine Foreign Service posts in ways that would advance the causes and interests of Filipinos and Filipino Americans.

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. and consulates general in Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco are organizing the search in partnership with the Ayala Foundation. They are hoping the program will tap the leadership and talent of second- generation FilAm achievers, many of whom have an earnest desire to give back and contribute to the country’s further progress.

The names of the 10 chosen participants will be announced in the website of the Philippine Embassy on May 15.

The application form may be accessed through this link, www.philippineembassy-usa.org/uploads/pdfs/embassy/2012/2012-0214-YLPApp.doc. Questions concerning the search may be sent to embassy@philippinesusa.org.

Officers of Unipro organization for young professionals pay a courtesy call on Consul General Mario de Leon Jr.

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