The August 2017 Commencement Speakers

September 10, 2017

Chairman Jesus Benjamin Salvosa, President Ray Dean Salvosa, members of the board of trustees, executive officers, deans, members of the faculty, parents and relatives of the graduating students, graduating students, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

Let me begin by extending my immeasureable gratitude for this award from the University of the Cordilleras - Doctor of Humanities - Honoris Causa. This is a humbling experience and a challenge for me to deserve it - thru service to community, country and humanity. Thank you for this great honor.

I am also honored to address you today to mark a milestone in your lives - the completion of many years of study, hard work and sacrifices. It is a time of thanksgiving and an expression of affection for parents, faculty members, school administrators and staff.

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THE CALL

Members of the Board of Trustees of the University of the Cordilleras, President Ray Dean Salvosa, faculty members, administrative staff, graduating students, parents and loved ones, distinguished guests, friends.thank you for allowing me to stand before you today at this 71st Commencement Ceremony.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine receiving an honorary doctorate degree from any school, much less this progressive university that has done-and is doing-so much for so many. By affirming, in such ka powerful and moving manner, my efforts over several decades, you have also recognized the efforts of the many people, both near and far, who have worked alongside me at Community and Family Services International (CFSI). For this, I am deeply, deeply grateful.

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Nurturing A Culture of Empathy

Chairman Jesus Salvosa and the members of the Board of Trustees; President Ray Salvosa and other members of the Executive and Academic Council present; Dr. Steve Muncy, Executive Director of the Community and Family Services International; faculty, non-teaching staff, alumni and parents present; my fellow graduates; honored guests; mga minamahal kong mga kababayan: Magandang umaga sa inyong lahat.

Thank you very much for inviting me to celebrate with you during this momentous occasion. Today marks the beginning of a new, exciting chapter in your lives-one that gives hope and brings great promise to our country's future. So congratulations, Batch 2017, for a job well done.

Let me also express my deepest gratitude to the University of the Cordilleras for giving me the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa. This is an honor and a privilege-one that I will treasure and strive to always be worthy of.

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University of the Cordilleras students will lead six Cordilleran athletes who will be part of the 335-member Philippine delegation to the 18th Asian Games set from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

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Donald Mark M. Rapinan is the latest addition to the UC College of Accountancy's roster of CPA Board Topnotchers after placing 7th in the May 2018 exams with an average of 89.83%.

June 24, 2018

Conglomerate Giants Coca Cola, Apple, Texas Instruments worldwide; and 87% of the U.S. Fortune 2000 Companies utilize the SAP* ECC 6.0 Software in tracking, posting & managing their respective business processes; up & down the line of their extensive company operations. (SAP* or Systems Applications Products* commands 130,000 business customers worldwide. Source: www.sap.com. The SAP* ECC 6.0 version is the latest digital tool, designed for large, global business entities.)

June 17, 2018

Proving the University of the Cordilleras' Center of Excellence Status in Teacher Education, two UC students placed in the Top 10 of the 2018 Licensure Examinations for Teachers.

June 10, 2018

Leaving No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of its Enduring Mission:
- The Formation of Teachers -
the UC College of Teacher Education (UC CTE) extends & dispenses
Individualized Mentoring of CTE Students Beyond the Classroom, Beyond the
Graded Environment & Beyond the Prescribed Curriculum