Filipino scholars in Singapore on Friday, 16 September 2016, visited the PHL official residence in Singapore where they were hosted to lunch by Ambassador Antonio A. Morales. Except for one undergraduate student at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), all of the scholars are enrolled in various post-graduate programs at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). The scholars came from both public and private agencies in PHL. Launched in 2004, LKYSPP is named in honor of Singapore’s first Prime Minister.
It offers four (4) master’s degree programmes and a PhD programme and has four research centers. The school’s Executive Education provides short-term training programmes for over 2,000 senior professionals yearly from over 90 countries worldwide, including PHL. About 80% of the students are from abroad and the rest are from Singapore. Ambassador Morales, who was also accompanied by officers of the Philippine Embassy, thanked the scholars for finding time to visit the official residence. He encouraged them to participate in activities of the Embassy and help promote the Philippines in Singapore and more importantly to apply best practices that they learn at LKYSPP and in Singapore the moment that they return to PHL.