58 students, including 2 visually impaired, coming from Muslim significant communities in the Philippines were gathered to participate in the last selection process of Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program funded through the U.S. Department of State and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA). 

This successful event will not be possible without the help and support of dedicated AFS Philippines Pagadian Community Volunteers, headed by Stenely Marie Arao and Mohamad Ali Ramber and YES alumni Jamil Brillantes, Aldazher Indanan, Ravener Amil, Ryjean Kamid, Ainie Tabua, Datu Moden Talandig, Abdul Jamee Canda, Ernest Yap and Friendly Mark Andrino. 

This last selection process of the YES program will determine who will be the 30 qualifiers that will promote mutual understanding and respect between the Philippines and the United States. 

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