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PR#69–2011, August 4, 2011
9th Batch of JDS Fellows Sent Off to Japan
Minister Shinsuke Shimizu, Head of Chancery, attended the Send-Off Ceremony for the 9th Batch of Fellows of the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship Project or JDS on 4 August 2011 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. NEDA Deputy Director General Rolando G. Tungpalan and other members of the JDS Operating Committee were also in attendance.
This project aims to enhance the JDS fellows' expertise in their respective fields such as “Good Governance”, “Agriculture and Rural Development”, “Financial Reform and Investment Promotion Policy” and “Peace and Stability in Mindanao” and to help build a pool of future Filipino leaders who will greatly contribute to the country's overall economic development by returning to and working in the Philippines.
A total of 20 Fellows comprise the 9th Batch. To date, the Philippines has a total of 179 JDS fellows, including the batch of 20 scholars for academic years 2010-2011.