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Press Office - PR#86–2013, July 23, 2013


Young Leaders' Program 2014 Now Accepting Applicants



APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2014 Young Leaders’ Program (YLP). 

Since 2001, the Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) has been nurturing promising young Filipinos through its 1-year academic scholarship program in Japan. Introduced by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology (MEXT), YLP strives to create a wide-ranging human network and establish friendly relationships among the leaders in Asia while improving the quality of policy planning in the participating countries.


YLP offers four (4) courses: Business Administration, Law, Local Governance, and School of Government.   Classes for all courses are held primarily in English.  A master’s degree will be conferred by the participating university upon the successful completion of the program.


Interested applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic performance, and must be highly proficient in English.  Depending on the course, applicants must be 35 or 40 years old and below, with at least 3 – 5 years of work experience


The screening of applicants is based on the endorsement of the ‘recommending authorities’ for each course.





School of Government Course

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Civil Service Commission

School of Local Government Course

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

UP-National College of Public Administration and Governance

Business Administration Course

Hitotsubashi University

Junior Chamber International Philippines / Management Association of the Philippines

Law Course

Kyushu University

UP College of Law


The selected grantees with begin their 1-year academic program either on September or October in their respective host universities. 


Please submit your application forms to the 2014 Young Leaders’ Program Recommending Authorities.  For inquiries and deadline of submission, please call the office of the appropriate Recommending Authority.




Recommending Authorities





Business Administration Course

JCI Sen. Ryan C. Ravanzo
National President
Junior Chamber International Philippines
# 14 Don A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City
Tel.:  (02) 373 – 7908 to 09 
Fax:  (02) 374 – 4138
Email: nom@philjaycees.com

Mr. Arnold P. Salvador
MAP Executive Director
Management Association of the Philippines
Center for Management Excellence
Unit 608 6F Tower One Ayala Triangle
Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226
Tel.:  (02) 751 – 1152
Fax:  (02) 751 – 1154
Email: mapsecretariat@gmail.com

Law Course

Dean Danilo L. Concepcion
UP College of Law
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
Tel.:  (02) 920 – 5514 loc. 415 / (02) 927 – 0518 /
(02) 927 – 7180
Email: ocs.uplaw@yahoo.com

Local Government Course

Dr. Edna Estifania A. Co
University of the Philippines
UP-National College of Public Administration and Governance
Diliman, Quezon City
Tel.:  (02) 928 – 3861
Fax:  (02) 926 – 1432

School of Government (Public Administration) Course

Dir. Agnes Padilla
Executive Director, IV Civil Service Institute
Civil Service Commission
IBP Road, Constitution Hills,
Diliman, Quezon City 1126
Tel.:  (02) 931 – 4182 / (02) 931 - 7971



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