2017 Deped Graduation Message by Sec. Briones

Deped secretary Briones has released her Graduation Message for class 2017.

MANILA – Education secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones has posted her Graduation Message for end-of-school ceremony which Department of Education (DepEd) has scheduled on or before April 7.

Elementary students will have graduation rites, while it will be moving up ceremony for junior high school students.

Briones previously issued DepEd Order No. 8, series of 2017 dated February 17, 2017 which set this year’s theme to “Sabay-Sabay na Hakbang Tungo sa Maunlad na Kinabukasan.”

She also directed school principals to use their respective Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) involving expenses for the graduation ceremony, including the use of the sound system.

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Graduation Message of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones

My warmest greetings to the school officials, administrators, faculty members and advisers, teachers, parents and guardians of the graduates of school year 2016-2017 with the theme, “Sabay-Sabay na Hakbang Tungo sa Maunlad na Kinabukasan.”

If a man wants an education, he can learn all he wants. But if a man wants to prove himself, a diploma would be a tangible proof for everyone. However, diplomas are only symbols, but education lasts a lifetime.

Dear graduates, congratulations on this special day when you reap the fruits of your hard work and perseverance in the past years – all those nights of painstakingly studying your lessons and those days of putting your knowledge at work to be a step closer to your dreams. This day is a commemoration of your achievements, a time to anticipate future opportunities, and a season to embrace and thank people who have helped you in one way or the other to reach this finish line.

With all the knowledge, skills, and values you acquired, you have prepared yourself for life-changing endeavors and infinite possibilities. As you journey through life, keep working hard because this is just the beginning of many challenges as well as future successes.

Make your country proud of you and your accomplishments. Your mentors are confident that you will continue living up to become citizens of character and lofty ideals, and whose critical thinking and competency will take the country to path of global competitiveness and recognition.

All the best in your next endeavor and congratulations!

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