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FYLPRO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JR Calanoc and Joshua Ang Price to Lead FYLPRO

Washington – The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), a joint initiative with the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, USA and the Ayala Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce the 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors:

JR Calanoc ‘12, President
Joshua Ang Price ‘18, Vice President
Major Char McGinnis ‘18, Secretary
Melissa Palma‘18, MD, Treasurer
Darell Artates, Ex-Officio
Eileen Aparis
Bryan Benitez McClelland
Louella Baron Maningas Cabalona ‘12
Jen Coliflores Rosenthal ‘15
Kit Furukawa '12
Rafael Diokno ‘14
Anthony Guevara ‘13
Christina Laskowski
Dr. Catherine Sy Luib ‘18
Dondi Leonidas Quintans ‘16, Immediate Past President
Bea Rico ‘13
Donny Feliciano Rojo ‘16
Lakhi Siap ‘15

The new leadership will assume their roles effective January 20, taking helm of the nonprofit FYLPRO to lead an ambitious and impact-driven strategic plan to create stronger relationships between the United States and the Philippines.

Incoming president JR Calanoc’s business and technology experience will benefit FYLPRO as it strives to achieve its strategic aims. He is joined by Joshua Ang Price, an expert in the advancement of nonprofits and minority-owned businesses; US Air Force Major Charlynne McGinnis, an awarded officer with extensive intelligence and logistical background; And Dr. Melissa Palma, a physician passionate about the health of undeserved populations. Thirteen Board of Directors comprised of FYLPRO alumni from across the nation, committee chairpersons, and FYLPRO partners AFI and the Philippine Embassy, will guide this executive committee during their two-year term in office.

“The Filipino Young Leaders Program has grown tremendously since its inception in 2012,” states Dondi Leonidas Quintans, FYLPRO’s outgoing president. “We were once immersion-centric, but we have developed into an unparalleled capacity to provide leadership expertise to the 4 million Filipinos in the United States as well as our families, business partners, and government ties in the Philippines. I am truly excited for the continued advancement of FYLPRO—and this new leadership will be a real driving force in our local communities, advancing our mutual interests and further strengthening US-Philippine ties.”

Incoming president Calanoc states, "I am honored to serve as FYLPRO president to the 2019 team. It's our time to spark passion, connect together, and empower one another." Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez adds, “We congratulate the new Board and look forward to working closely with these young leaders in steering FYLPRO to more growth and success in the next two years.”

ABOUT THE FILIPINO YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM
The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people. Established in 2012 by the Philippine Embassy in the United States in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI), FYLPRO annually identifies ten outstanding young professionals in the Filipino communities across the United States and provide them invaluable community, business, and government insights and access to a distinguished network captains of industry and government. For more about FYLPRO here.
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The prestigious FYLPRO Filipino Young Leaders Program, a joint initiative with the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, USA and Ayala Foundation, Inc. signed its new Memorandum of Understanding signifying its growth and further commitment to fulfill its mission. Madam President Dondi Leonidas Quintans stands with His Excellency Jose Romualdez, Philippine Ambassador to the US; Ruel Maranan, President of the Ayala Foundation; and Ms. Joanna Ongpin Duarte, Ayala Senior Director of Programs. ... See MoreSee Less

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