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ABS-CBN #SmilePH FYLPRO Teaser 2019

TFC The Filipino Channel and ABS-CBN #SmilePH was there with the 2018 FYLPRO Delegation and distinguished members of Philippine government,...

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Drive For Young Leaders Golf Tournament

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, Filipino Young Leaders Program, and the Department of Foreign Affairs present. DRIVE FOR...

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Immersion Program | Press Release |

Delegates selected for 2017 immersion program to the Philippines

Filipino Young Leaders Program Contact: Kit Zulueta (808) 291-9407 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy today announced the sixth cohort...

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FYLPRO alumni share experiences at Info Sessions, public invited

Two FYLPRO Info Sessions are scheduled this week for alumni to engage the public in meaning discussion as they share...

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15 hours ago

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Taking a break from the West Coast to head to Southeast USA and meet our southern belle, The Honorable Rizza Palmares O'Connor.

The Honorable Rizza O’Connor is the Chief Magistrate Judge of Toombs County and the first Filipino American judge in Georgia. She presides over small claims civil cases, criminal warrant, and bond hearings. Prior to her appointment as magistrate judge in 2013, Judge O’Connor worked as an assistant district attorney in the Southern area of Georgia and recently finished a term as the 72nd President of the Young Lawyers Division of Georgia. She is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia's Executive Committee, the Executive Committee of the Magistrate Council of Georgia, and the Strategic Planning Committee of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Rizza also serves her local community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cornerstone Children’s Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Toombs County. She received her undergraduate and law degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. In 2018, Rizza was named one of The 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia by the Georgia Asian Times. In 2019, the Georgia Legal Awards named her to their list on the On the Rise 14 Under 40. Next year, she will be a part of the 2020 class of Leadership Georgia.

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2 days ago

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Staying on the West Coast to meet Dr. Antonio Moya!

Antonio Moya, M.D., M.P.H. is a neurologist and UCLA National Clinician Scholar. A physician of the Los Angeles Department of Health Services at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, he cares for underserved patients. Through his community partner, the Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI) in LA's Historic Filipinotown, Antonio leads a community-based participatory research project to promote healthy behaviors through media among Filipino Americans with a focus on emergency stroke care. He also is in collaboration to develop a national network of young Filipino American physicians in the U.S. with an emphasis on educational pipeline programs.

Dr. Moya completed his neurology residency at New York - Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience at UCLA, he traveled to the Philippines on a Fulbright Fellowship with a focus on telemedicine and acute stroke units. He completed his medical school training at UCSF as a PRIME-US Scholar, master’s of public health training from the Harvard School of Public Health, and has pursued his research interests in stroke and public health throughout both residency and fellowship.

Dr. Moya is particularly interested in improving health systems in resource-poor areas of the United States, the Philippines, and other Asian countries. He continues to advocate for improved physical and mental health for Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants and their communities in the U.S. and the Philippines. Antonio is also passionate about music, learning languages, and storytelling as powerful tools for healing.

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3 days ago

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Off to the West Coast again to meet Bernadette Lim, the bunso of Batch Otso!

Bernadette Lim is rooted in Filipina and Toisanese immigrant heritage and was born in Los Angeles, CA. As a medical student, community organizer, creator, and entrepreneur, she works tirelessly for the health of under-resourced women, children, and families. Currently, Bernadette is an MD/MSc. student at the Joint Medical Program with UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UCSF School of Medicine. Her master's thesis centers on working with Filipino youth to identify community health issues and solutions through art, storytelling, and social justice.

Bernadette is the founder and director of the Freedom Community Clinic and Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine. In addition, she is the creator and co-host of the popular podcast "Woke WOC Docs" that tells the narratives of women of color in medicine. She was also the founding Executive Director of Women SPEAK.

For her work, Bernadette has been named as the youngest recipient of the National Minority Quality Forum Top 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health, California Senate District 29 Women of the Year Honoree, and Pacific Standard Top 30 Under 30 Thinkers in Policy and Social Justice. She graduated from Harvard University with cum laude honors in 2016 and was a 2016-2017 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India.

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3 days ago

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Join us in November at the Ambassadors' Cup Golf Tournament in Napa hosted by Panalo.co, Philippine Airlines, and the Philippine Department of Tourism USA. Proceeds will benefit the Filipino Young Leader’s Program. Reaching out to friends and family to play or volunteer during the tournament! PM for details or register on the site. - fylpro.org/ambassadors-cup/ #FYLPRO ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Traveling back to the East Coast today to meet Joyce Roldan King from New Jersey!

Joyce King is a proud Filipino American, born and raised in New Jersey, and currently residing in Maryland. She is the Chief Counsel at the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office. She leads the Frederick County, MD Cybercrimes Task Force, serves on the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), and is cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney through The United States Department of Justice. In addition to prosecution, Joyce manages operations and communications for the State’s Attorney’s Office, provides legal counsel for multi-agency criminal justice policy initiatives and projects, and serves on the Legislative Committee for the Maryland State's Attorneys Association.

This past year, Joyce assisted in expanding Maryland laws on possession of child pornography. She hopes to bring this passion and leadership to produce meaningful change and progress to combat the sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines. Joyce is an alumna of The George Washington University, American University: Women & Politics Institute, and the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.

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5 days ago

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FYLPRO alum '17 Ray Villanueva's legacy project Kawayan Collective is expanding! Do you know that Ray moved his entire family back to the Philippines to focus on it? If you know anyone in the Philippines who would like to work with Ray and Kawayan Collective, please visit their FB page or send him a message! Proud of you, Ray! ... See MoreSee Less

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