Today, you passed an important milestone in your lives: your college graduation. This moment is just a fleeting glimpse of the countless hard work and hours your parents and teachers have poured to make you what you are today. This glorious conferment of your respective degrees is the sum total of who you were, what you are, and what you will be. We—your parents, your teachers, your friends—look at you with the usual inner pride that you are about to embark a journey of self discovery in a growingly complex society.
I am confident that MSU has equipped you with excellent quality education and training, so vital in this increasingly highly competitive world. Time and again MSU has proven that its graduates are among the best in both the public and private sectors, assuming important leadership roles in the community. I encourage you to go and serve effectively, always with passion and perseverance. I am confident that years from now, like many others, you will bring honors to MSU-Gensan, your Alma Mater.
With my ardent hope that you will always remember God as the source of wisdom and blessing, I wish you the best future ahead.