Lobregat keynotes RSHS graduation PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 March 2015 13:59

Congressman Celso L. Lobregat told yesterday’s high school graduates that the commencement exercise is both an end and a new beginning.

Speaking at the 18th commencement program of the Regional High School yesterday morning held at the Royce Convention, Astoria Hotel, Lobregat said ‘”you finish one chapter as you graduate today, and you start a new chapter in your student life as you pursue a higher level of education. That is why it is called commencement exercise, meaning to begin, to start.”

“It is at this time, that graduates begin to take their chosen career path,” he added.

The 96 school graduates compose the last batch to graduate from high school before they go to college. The next batch will already be covered by the K-12 Curriculum.

Lobregat, however, stressed that in choosing one’s career, “if it is to be, it’s up to me or you”. As one goes through life, you are on your own, no teacher on your side to guide you, or no parent beside you as you face the challenges in life.

But what good or great deeds you did in the past years in the school campus are signs of what you can probably do as well in the future in  a larger environment or community such as your barangay or our city, Lobregat added.

He also cited a quotation from a philosopher who said, “In school, you learn lessons and you are given tests, while in life, you are given tests, and you learn lessons.

Students who have better chances to pass the tests of life are those who take pains in preparing themselves, who exert extra effort to do more than what Is expected, and who strive for academic excellence and perfection, Lobregat emphasized .

On hand during the commencement rites were School Principal Dr. Lutchi Castelo Rimando, Dr. Mildred DF. Dayao, education program specialist, DepEd Zamboanga City Division, San Roque Barangay Chairman Jocelito Macrohon, General PTA President Atty. Evangeline Doctolero, Dr.Salihmatal Lagbas, principal of Sinunuc High School, and former 3-termer Councilor Rey Candido.

Dr. Rimando led in the awarding of medals/medallions to the academic awardees assisted by a representative of School Superintendent Pedro Natividad and Dr, Dayao,. Graduating on top of the class is  David John Eliezar P. Delima, valedictorian; with Ma. Alvie L. Tamon, salutatorian; Leeyhen Marie S. Baidiango, first honorable mention; Audrie Keith T. Sepe, second honorable mention, and Ibrahim A. Albar, ll, third honorable mention.  Graduating with honors are Anika Rose C Abisana, Alfrancis F Alcuizar, Kim Loyd A. Dela Cruz, Fadzrama I Juhasan, and Carl Jobin D. Almazan.

The Disctrict 1 representive also announced that two pieces of legislation that he co-authored are now enacted into law- RA 10647 on Ladderized Education and RA 10648 providing Scholarship Grants   to  top graduates of all public high schools enrolling for their first year in State Universities and Colleges.

Already approved in Congress that Lobregat authored are HB 5365 an Act seeking the creation of the Pasonanca National High School, and HB 5364 an Act seeking the creation of Tulungatung National High School.  The two bills are now with the Senate. — Jubels Santos