Topics: ASEAN, Facebook, Graduation Pages: 3 (1006 words) Published: March 21, 2013
The Honorable President of the Mariano Marcos State University Dr. Miriam E. Pascua, other Officials and Administrators of the University, beloved parents and guardians, fellow alumni and members of the graduating classes of 2013, naragsak nga panagturpos ken naimbag nga malem yo amin!

Ti pusok ket agrag-rag-o nga umay maki-takunaynay kadakayo, patpatgek nga graduates ti MMSU. Wen, daytoy nga imbitasyon yo ket nangted unay kaniak iti naisangsangngayan nga pigsa ken ragsak, ngarud, ited ko mammet iti nabara nga panagyaman ken kablaaw ko kadakayo!

Truly, I have come alive so differently because of the honor you have accorded me. I missed MMSU. I feel that my presence here today has infused in me new energy, more so that I am now in the midst of shining treasures who stand tall and proud of being graduates of the best university in the north, our alma mater, the Mariano Marcos State University. Congratulations!

This is not only a moment of celebration, but a time of thanksgiving to our Lord Almighty for having blessed you my young friends to finish this stage of your quest for learning. You are among the chosen few who were given this opportunity to finish elementary and high school education.

Ahead of you then, are greater opportunities for you to achieve your noble aspirations as you embark into a new journey of your career – your high school and college education.

As we come close to the ASEAN COMMUNITY 2015, where there will be free trade of goods and services among ASEAN countries, I would like to focus on excellence. Yes, excellence will define you as a product of this university. It is also excellence that will give you the edge among other graduates, and it is also excellence that will elevate you to global competence. Excellence is a quality which you must imbibe as early as now so that it will become your way of life.

In this age of internationalization and competition, being...
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