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Weekly Centralian Link (June 29, 2018)

Commencement Exercises held for the College of Medical Laboratory

Cyrus A. Natividad

CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles congratulated the graduates along with their parents, mentors and family.

The Commencement Exercises for the graduates of the SY 2017-2018 of the College of Medical Laboratory was held on Sunday June 24, 2018 at the Rose Memorial Auditorium. The program started at 3 PM with an Overture by the CPU Symphonic Band with Mr. Ascenscion O. Bautista directing.

The graduating class of 2018, CPU Board of Trustees and CPU Corporation members, officers of the administration, dean, faculty, and program participants were at the processional, following the entrance of colors by the CPU ROTC cadets. The National Anthem was then sung with Ms. Crista S. Huyong conducting the “Lupang Hinirang.”

University President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, welcomed the guests, members of the corporation and the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and candidates for graduation. He also acknowledged the presence of the CPU Alumni Association, Inc. (CPUAAI) President, Engr. Isagani J. Jalbuena. Dr. Robles encouraged the graduates to acknowledge their teachers, their parents, and even their classmates, reminding them that “without them, you would not have become what you are today.” He challenged the graduates not to rely on themselves alone, but to be guided by the unseen hand of God. Furthermore, Dr. Robles asked them to always remember to give thanks to the Lord. He ended his message with a reminder, “Do not forget that education is a life-long process.”

Engr. Isagani J. Jalbuena, President CPUAAI led the alumni pledge.

Dr. Domingo L. Rio, Vice President for Academic Affairs, introduced the guest speaker, Mr. Ronaldo E. Puno, President of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET). Puno congratulated the graduates and told them that “if there are people to be honored here today, they are your parents.”

He gave an inspiration by telling the graduates about his life story. He was a student who struggled in order to graduate in college. In challenging the graduates, Puno told them, “You just have to study hard and prove to the world how fortunate you are to have your parents and loved ones to support you. In the real world every minute matters; your patience is the reason for your existence, your license and success as a medical technologist. Your true success will be defined by how you handle yourself and manage time.”

Guest speaker, Mr. Ronaldo E. Puno, President of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) encouraged the graduates to pursue excellence in their professional career.

The graduates of the College of Medical Laboratory Batch 2018 make their way inside the Rose Memorial Auditorium.

Emilyn Lou A. Isiderio, BMLS alumna 2017, rendered a musical number before the conferment of degrees. Dr. Robles was assisted by Charissa June G. Deocampo, Acting Registrar and Emerald Joy E. Perucho, Assistant Registrar in conferring the degrees on the graduates.

Daryl Jasyl L. Cañon, Summa Cum Laude, delivered the response on behalf of the graduates. Rev. Roger T. Quimpo, Associate Pastor, University Church, offered a Prayer of Dedication which was followed by the Alumni Pledge by Engr. Isagani J. Jalbuena, President, CPUAAI.

Ms. Huyong once again led the singing of the Alma Mater Song. Rev. Quimpo said the Benediction. The event ended with the exit of colors and the recessional of the graduates 2018, members of the Board of Trustees and CPU Corporation, officers of the Administration, deans, faculty, and program participants.

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