TO ALL THE GRADUATES
Congratulations for a successful graduation!
All of you, the youth of today, shall be the ones to build and develop the nation. In the succeeding years, you are the ones whom this country is counting on for. So pursue your dreams, heighten your potentials to their summit, widen your horizons, and achieve that ultimate goal you’ve been aiming for. Stand by your faith in God; let Him and your families be the core that ignites the spark for you to continue persevering without having doubts and second thoughts. Let them nurture you; just like a mother does with her newborn child.
Never be afraid of changes and problems that arise; these will not pose as threat to your own development, rather, will prove as the best education to let yourself flourish. Likewise, never be afraid to take on risks and make sacrifices; these will strengthen your confidence and develop your competency as individuals. And lastly, never lose hope; it is that light which will guide you every time you fall down, be trampled upon, and lose direction, until you found yourselves way back on the surface again.
Once again, I congratulate you, graduates from Mariveles!