FYLPRO opens nominations for the 2022 Board of Directors


NEW YORK – The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is seeking nominations for individuals willing to serve on its 2022 Board of Directors. Candidates may be based in the US or in the Philippines and must have a desire to advance FYLPRO’s mission to strengthen the bridge between the two countries.

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The leadership positions available are for vice president and 13 directors to serve under the leadership of journalist and community organizer Leezel Tanglao of Carson, Los Angeles, the incoming president. Among many notable projects in the past year, Tanglao led the creation of an online-based COVID-19 information helpdesk called Tayo to fight misinformation and fake news in the Filipino community.

The deadline for candidates to file the candidates’ form is Dec. 2. Elections will be held electronically on Dec. 3 and 4. To learn about dues involved on how to become active members, board expectations, and to access the candidacy form, go to fylpro.org/elections.

“This is an opportunity to provide leadership in the operations and development of the organization, which includes its fiscal growth and pursuing its mission of building a pipeline of future young leaders,” FYLPRO said.

FYLPRO is considering running its signature Immersion Program to the Philippines next year, which was canceled for two years due to the pandemic. In addition to fundraising, mentorship, and educational programs like the recently concluded FYLPROCon, FYLPRO said it works closely with its partners – the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC, and the Ayala Foundation.

As one of her strategic decisions, incumbent FYLPRO president Louella Cabalona opened leadership positions to excellent leaders in the FilAm community who may not have gone through its core immersion program.

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“I could not be more proud of our decision to embrace FilAm leaders outside of our alumni pool and even more proud of the caliber of talent, experience and passion our current Board of Directors have brought to the organization,” said Cabalona. “If you have a desire to enrich your connection with the Motherland, help perpetuate the culture and uplift the Filipino community to support the next generation of leaders, I urge you to consider serving on the board. This is an opportunity to give back and support this dynamic nonprofit, and be part of a movement that will bring it to the next level.”

Serving on the FYLPRO Board is voluntary with no monetary compensation. Involvement or knowledge about FYLPRO programs is good to have, but not required.

The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is a network of high-performing, next-generation leaders that advance the Philippines and the Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries.

FYLPRO was established in 2012 by the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) to annually identify outstanding young professionals in the Filipino communities across the United States and provide the delegates with invaluable community, business, and government insights and access to distinguished network captains of industry and government.

-With Jay Domingo/PDM

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