By: Teresa Pamela G. Soriano
The PSHS-Southern Mindanao Campus held its Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremony of Batch 2019 last May 23 at the school gymnasium. The event was graced by Dr. Danilo C. Lachica, guest speaker and President of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc., Dr. Alan T.Ortiz, President of the SMC Global Power Holdings Corporation, San Miguel Corporation Dr. Ramon M. de Vera, President and CEO of the Mindanao Project Development Corporation, Ms. Lilia Habacon, PSHS-System Executive Director, the graduates, faculty and staff, families and friends.
The graduates, dubbed as “Dimapalong”, composed of 83 scholars who successfully finished the 6-year academic requirements of the Philippine Science High School System.
Dr. Lachica, during his inspirational speech, shared with the graduates that the Pisay core values of patriotism, integrity, service to nation, academic excellence, and youth leadership make it possible for one to succeed in life. He further challenged the graduates to be servant leaders and nation-builders, to always remember their humble beginnings even if they end up as President or Chairman of a company someday. Even so, he added, let not pride and arrogance possess them.
The ceremony ended with graduates’ original song rendition entitled “Apoy Nati’y Iisa.