Miguel R. Perey, AB-English Graduate
“Distinguished Guest ---
Members of the Board and School Administration, Our Dear Parents, Fellow Graduates, Ladies and Gentlemen, A Pleasant Morning!
To be standing here in front of you is truly a big blessing and great honor. Savouring the moment is a dream come true. I am so thankful that God answered my prayers as He has been continuously helping me to fulfill my goals. Graduation is a very significant milestone in our life. It is a reward for all the hardships and sacrifices that we went through the past years, and which we were able to bravely and successfully hurdle.
Graduation – Commencement – is not the culmination of our educational journey. It is the beginning of life – long endeavors geared towards the realization of our vision, mission and goals. It opens the door to many avenues for the realization of our dreams and aspirations. Challenges and trials may come our way, but we will not falter, because we are adequately equipped with the competencies, skills, and abilities and above all, moral values – that make us a “man for others.” This – DIPLOMA- symbolizes our DREAMS REALIZED and KEY to the DOOR OF GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD!
May kasabihan tayo – “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinggalingan ay di makararating sa paroroonan.” Today, let us all a together look back and think of the people who moulded us, supported us, and brought us to where we are this moment – our school. The Asian Institute for Distance Education duly accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) the government agency regulating Institution of Higher Education Learning/Tertiary Education. And of course, our teachers for the comprehensive and challenging modules that have honed our knowledge, skills, and abilities and brought about the BEST in us, our loving parents for their sacrifices and unwavering support, our relatives and friends for their words of encouragement, for without them, we would have never made it. There are lots that could be said in gratitude, but all we can say is THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts.
My fellow graduates, wherever fate may take us, let us always remember where we started. Let me take this opportunity to remind each one that our role is integral and vital for this nation’s success. Let no one hinder us in reaching the top and eventually build a brighter future for the generation to come. Let this be our task today. Our prospects and our dreams are our lasting heritage to our country. The success of our nation is in our hands and the choice is ours.
As we face the real world, may we always be mindful of the important role we play in making this nation a better place for all of us. Let us strive for excellence in everything we do.”