On this day in 1948, the governments of the United States and the Philippines signed a bilateral agreement creating the Fulbright Commission in the Philippines called the United States Educational Foundation. The commission was later re-named to the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF).
The Fulbright Commission in the Philippines is the longest-running Fulbright program in the world and the oldest education exchange in the Philippines. The commission has since accepted more than 3,000 Filipino and 1,000 U.S. scholars for education exchanges. Some of our alumni have gone on to become leaders and experts in their field: National Scientist Dr Angel Alcala, former Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Cuisia, former SSS president Corazon dela Paz~-Bernardo, National Artists Napoleon Abueva, Lucresia Kasilag, Bienvenido Lumbera, Abdulmari Imao and former Senator Rene Saguisag.
We encourage you to apply for a Fulbright scholarship and be part of 70 years of excellence.