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Japanese grant open for gov't employees

by Jennifer C. Tilos

Dumaguete City (28 September) -- The Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) is now accepting 25 Filipino applicants who want to obtain master's degree for scholarship at Japanese higher education institutions for Japanese fiscal year 2008-2009.

Qualified applicants must be a government employee, below 40 years old with permanent status, has 2 years of work experience in the public sector at the time of application; and has a performance rating of at least "very satisfactory."

Thus, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA7) has urged qualified candidates from Negros Oriental to submit their application on October 19, 2007 at JICE JDS Project Office, Unit 2-F1, Island Plaza Salcedo, 105 LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.

Applicants are required to submit the official Forms with pictures (4cmx3cm), questionnaires to be filled out, registration form, NBI clearance, authenticated birth certificate from NSO, and some other requirements and information will be acquired or downloaded through the official website of JDS at:

Target young government employee-applicants will be accepted on the following fields of study: Public Administration (8), Economics (8), Information Communication Technology (3), Industrial Development (2), and Business Administration (4). All courses are conducted in English.

JDS fellows will receive one round trip airfare between Manila and Narita; monthly living allowance in Japan, tuition at Japanese higher educational institutions, and designated allowances.

The JDS project is a long-term scholarship program of the Philippine Government through the assistance of Japan Government in order to support the human resource development policies here, and eventually to extend and strengthen the bilateral relations.

Meanwhile, the President welcomes and congratulates Mr. Yasuo Fukuda on his election as Prime Minister of Japan.

Mr. Fukuda brings to his high office a wealth of experience that auspiciously began with him serving as secretary to his late father Prime

Minister Takeo Fukuda, whose "Fukuda Doctrine" --- announced in Manila in 1977 - - defined Japan's relations with Asia.

The President is confident that under the leadership of Mr. Fukuda, the close and friendly ties between the Philippines and Japan will further prosper, and that the principles and values embodied in the Fukuda Doctrine will continue to foster stability and prosperity in East Asia. (PIA) [top]

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