Student leaders’ forum launched

The time has come again for four of the best college candidates from some of the top universities in the country to show their potentials as future leaders in a global arena as leading electronics company Hitachi takes them on for the 11th edition of the Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI) forum.

A regional corporate social responsibility program which takes place every 18 months, HYLI has continuously provided the youth with a venue to exchange ideas on pressing issues in Asia for the past 15 years.

The initiative picks out top students from seven countries– Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines — who show potential to become leaders in the future.

The lucky participants will also have the chance to interact and establish connections with influential government officials, prominent business leaders, respected academicians, as well as non-government organizations’ representatives.

HYLI invited has 14 Filipinos at the forefront of their field to speak before the HYLI student delegates. The list  included former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Senator Pia Cayetano, Ateneo de Manila University Economics professor Dr. Cielito Habito, and UP Diliman and Judicial Academy of the Philippines professional lecturer in environmental law Atty. Antonio Oposa Jr.

Hitachi Ltd. Asia Philippines Branch General Manager Hitoshi Goto announced on Wednesday that HYLI was accepting applications from students in the Philippines until August 31.

Read more at Philippine Daily Inquirer

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