ABUYOG, Leyte– Chase your dreams.
Thus said board member Carlo Loreto who served as the commencement speaker during the graduation rites of the Abuyog Community College (ACC) on Thursday (August 17).
About 233 graduates finished their degrees in elementary and secondary education and information technology.
“You don’t have to have a dream. If you have something you’ve always wanted to do, dreamed of in your heart, go for it,” Loreto said told the graduates.
He added that they should not seek happiness but instead keep busy and aim to make someone happy.
Loreto also reminded the new graduates that “understanding that you can’t truly take credit for your successes nor truly blame others for their failures will humble you and make you more compassionate.”
“Empathy is intuitive but it is also something you can work on intellectually,” he said.
For his part, Mayor Lemuel Gin Traya gave tribute to the parents of the graduates for ‘working hard’ just to ensure that their children could finish their college education.
ACC, established in 1978, is the first local government unit-sponsored college institution in Leyte province. Its current president is Clemelle Montallana who also dabbles as a columnist of Leyte Samar Daily Express.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)