PNC is proud to announce that our fellow news reporter and anchor Rebecca Elmore has been selected to be a member of the Philippine embassy’s Filipino young leaders program or FYLPRO.
Guam – The Philippine embassy’s Filipino young leaders program or FYLPRO is a week-long immersion program in the Philippines.
Only a total of ten delegates were selected across the various districts in the United States. UOG graduate student and PNC anchor and reporter Rebecca Elmore was one of the ten people selected as a 2017 FYLPRO delegate.
FYLPRO is a non-profit organization that was established in 2012 by Philippine ambassador to the U.S. Jose L. Cuisa Jr. and Mrs. Victoria J. Cuisa. The organization was formed with the assistance of the Ayala founding with the goal of identifying outstanding young professionals in Filipino communities across the U.S. The idea is to pick ten delegates a year and provide them with community business and government insights by allowing access to captains of Philippine industry and government. FYLPRO’s goal is to advance the Philippines and the Filipino people.
Elmore will represent Guam and says “It is an immense honor to represent our island in a prestigious program such as the FYLPRO delegation. I look forward to working closely with our Philippine embassy and our Consul General Marciano De Borja to highlight our local Kababayan.”
Elmore graduated Cum Laude from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication in 2013. She is currently pursuing a master of public administration at the University of Guam. She is also co-founded of “Sibol” a Filipino organization in Denver. “Sibol” is intent on creating a community of service-oriented and ethical leaders.
Philippine Consul General Marciano De Borja tells PNC that FYLPRO looks to select the best among the second and third generation of Filipino Americans who are living in the U.S. De Borja says they are proud to have another representative from Guam and proud that Elmore was able to be selected in this very competitive program. De Borja says Elmore’s past achievements and initiatives made her very qualified to be a delegate.
Dr. John J. Rivera, the University of Guam’s School of Business and Public Administration’s graduate program chair says, “We are extremely proud of Miss Elmore. She is a wonderful ambassador and testament to the value of the University of Guam and spirit of the people of Guam.”
Elmore is only the third delegate to be selected from Guam. The first delegate was Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. followed by Maria Teresa “Dondi” Leonidas Quintans. Dondi is currently serving on the 2017 FYLPRO board of directors and is the program’s president-elect.
Elmore intends to employ her communications skills both as a journalist and social justice advocate towards the advancement of the local Filipino community.