Life has a way of throwing challenges and obstacles when we least expect it. The key is always have that readiness to hurdle whatever it is that comes our way. Big or small, you must find a cue to move forward and carry on. I hope for a fact that the scholars, many of you are burdened by many reasons, some may have a life easier than others, but I am confident that you are all made of stronger stuff with resolved determination and attitude as you sail through the tough times- which did not break, instead, make you. -- Mr. Cesar Mario O. Mamon | Chairman and President, Enchanted Kingdom
Ultimately, and changing the order of the three CBCP-cited key traits of the Filipino youth, being S.M.A.R.T. will yield more bountiful fruits if the youth will likewise humbly and trustingly B.E.G. for God’s graces so that he grows in awareness, acknowledgment, acceptance and assimilation of his being a beloved, empowered and gifted child of God that he truly is. After all, Jesus Christ Himself reminded us that “apart from Me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5); or more positively, as He inspired St. Paul to declare, “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me!” (Phil 4:13). -- Rev. Fr. Peter EM Cabreros
To encourage more students to consider technical vocational career, TESDA featured two Dualtech graduates who shared their humble stories and professional success. TESDA will use their narratives in promotional materials.
Ms. Georgina Hernandez-Yang, Former Head of Advocacy and Anti-Poverty Programs and Spokesperson of the Office of the Vice-President Philippines (OVP) represented the Vice President Leni Robredo during the first Commencement Exercises of Dualtech Center held at Dualtech Center in January 2018.
“Kayo ay simbolo ng inspirasyon at pag-asa sa lahat na nagsusumikap para maabot ang kanilang mga pangarap. Kayo ang patunay na walang imposible para sa taong may sipag at tiyaga”, she said realizing that the two-year training would not be easy which was something that graduates could be proud of.
Lagi nating tandaan na hindi lahat ng pag kakataon ay magugustuhan natin ang trabaho o gawaing ibibigay sa atin. Hindi lahat ng bagay ay naka-ayon sa kagustuhan natin. Matuto tayong mag tiyaga at mahalin ang ating ginagawa, hindi tayo bibigyan ng Panginoon ng problema o gawain na di natin kayang lampasan at higit sa lahat aim higher, wag natin bigyan ng limitasyon ang ating mga sarili. Lagi natin isipin na kaya nating mas higitan pa kung anu man ang meron tayo ngayon. Dadating at dadating ang panahon na makakaramdam tayo ng kagustuhang sumuko, ngunit lagi nating tandaan na nandyan ang Panginoon upang mahingian natin ng lakas upang mag patuloy sa laban ng buhay. -- DARWIN HERILLA | Awardee, Merit, Outstanding In-school and In-Plant, and Learning Excellence | Trained and employed at Nexperia Philippines
“To quote what your fellow student mentioned earlier, bukod sa pag susumikap at pakikipag laban ay ang pagdarasal. Huwag na huwag nyong kakalimutan. Kung ano man ang galing at husay na meron tayo, yan ay regalo at biyaya lamang sa atin para gamitin hindi lamang para sa atin kung di para rin sa kapwa natin. Pangalawa mararamdaman nyo na minsan may mga bagay na kahit anong sikap na natin hindi padin natin kakayanin kung wala tayong tulong, hindi ko sasabihin na mula sa taas, kung di mula sa ating ama na nasa puso natin. -- Mr. Joselito Rivera, Executive Director | Lao Foundation, Inc.