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Press Office - PR#61–2012, July 20, 2012


Young Leaders' Program

Fostering the Country's Next Generation of Leaders



APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2013 Young Leaders' Program (YLP).


The Young Leaders' Program (YLP) was introduced by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology (MEXT) in 2001. It seeks to create comprehensive human network and establish friendly relationships among the leaders in Asia while improving the quality of policy planning in the participating countries.


With the aim of fostering future national leaders in Asia and other regions, YLP encourages promising young Filipinos to take part in its 1-year academic scholarship program in Japan . A master's degree will be conferred by the participating university upon the successful completion of the program.


YLP offers four (4) courses: Business Administration, Law, Local Governance, and School of Government . Classes for all courses are held primarily in English.


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 Governance 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 2013 Young Leaders' Program Recommending Authorities.


Deadline for submission of application is on OCTOBER 19, 2012 (Friday).











Business Administration Course

Mr. Randolf Ivan A. Ruste

National President

Junior Chamber International Philippines

# 14 Don A. Roces Avenue , Quezon City

Tel.: 373 – 7907

Fax: 374 – 4138 / 374 – 2495

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.: 751 – 1149 to 52

Fax: 751 – 1154


Law Course

Dean Danilo Concepcion

UP College of Law

University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City

Tel.: 920 – 5514 loc. 100 / 927 – 0518 / 927 – 7180



Local Government Course

Prof. Alex Brilliantes

University of the Philippines

UP-National College of Public Administration and Governance

Diliman, Quezon City

Tel.: 928 – 3861

Fax: 926 – 1432



School of Government (Public Administration) Course

Director Agnes Padilla

Director, Human Resource Development Office

Civil Service Commission

Constitution Hills, Batasang Pambansa Complex

Diliman, Quezon City 1126

Tel.: 931 – 4182 / 931 - 8019