Thursday, December 09, 2010

24 Mindanao Young Leaders Complete Congressional Internship Program

On December 7, twenty-four young leaders from Mindanao graduated from the 2010 Congressional Internship Program for Young Mindanao Leaders (CIPYML) in a ceremony held at the House of Representatives . Shown in the picture with the graduates are (L to R) House Deputy Secretary General Dr. Ramon Roque, USAID Philippines Mission Director Gloria Steele, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr., and House Secretary General Atty. Marilyn Yap. CIPYML is managed by USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao Program and implemented in partnership with the House of Representatives. It aims to enhance the commitment of young people within the ARMM and conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to democratic values and institutions by increasing their knowledge of the process of policy formulation and the development of legislation. (US Embassy)

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