Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. has called on new graduates to take the lead in making a better future and better society for all.
Sen. Bongbong made the plea in a commencement speech addressing the students of Gov. Alfonso D. Tan Memorial College in Tangub, Misamis Occidental, during their graduation rites early this month.
“Graduates of the Gov. Alfonso Tan College, like your educators, all of us want reform and change for the better to happen in our country,” he said. “Believe that you have the power to make a difference. By successfully completing your studies, you have given yourselves a tremendous head start in this great adventure of life.”
The senator believes that the power of the youth is capable of propelling the country into great heights once this potential is used for a nationalistic cause.
“We all possess enormous potential, power and energy within ourselves. If we utilize that power, we can indeed effect decisive changes within ourselves. And together we can make our country a better place,” he said.
He added: “Graduates, this is a propitious time to focus your attention on the great cares of life. The future will always depend on the youth and whatever path the graduates will choose will definitely affect the future of the country.”