Our very own Francis Alain Ebardo was selected to be a representative for the 38th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP). SSEAYP is a diplomatic and cultural exchange program among and between emerging youth leaders in Asia sponsored by the Government of Japan. More than 300 young delegates from Japan and the ten ASEAN member states are expected to participate in this program to promote and strengthen friendship and cultural understanding.

The delegates will be on board the cruise liner MS Fuji Maru from October 26 to December 16, 2011, visiting the following countries:

  • Japan,
  • Philippines (Manila),
  • Brunei Darussalam (Muara),
  • Indonesia (Jakarta),
  • Malaysia (Port Klang) and
  • Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh)


This year’s SSEAYP itinerary is exceptional since the Philippines will be one of the ports of call and venue of the first Country Programme, presenting the Philippine contingent, “PintigPinoy,” with the unique opportunity of exemplifying the best of our Filipino values and showcasing our rich culture and heritage as well as by showing to the world especially our ASEAN neighbors the various Filipino individuals as well as corporations and institutions that have achieved global success.

Francis is a Gawad Kalinga Volunteer, a leader of CFC- Youth for Christ and a proud member of Iligan Bloggers Society. He writes at http://simplyfrancis.blogspot.com. He aspired to take Masters in Business Management and  enrolled the MBM Summer Bridging Courses at MSU-IIT last April 2011.  But because he was chosen to represent Region 10 Northern Mindanao for SSYEAP, that dream was temporarily put on hold.

God bless Francis! You make the Iliganons proud!

You can support Francis by donating for his expenses. Email us for his contact details.

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