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March 2014

posted Apr 26, 2014, 7:20 AM by Mary Grace dela Cruz   [ updated Jan 23, 2016, 8:33 PM ]
TES 47th Commencement Exercise. Forty-one grade six students successfully graduated during the 47th Commencement Exercise of Tortugas Elementary School held on March 25, 2014 with this year’s theme “Hindi Natitinag ang Pusong Pilipino.” The ceremony started with the usual processional of the graduates, parents and guests of honors which includes Hon. Noel Valdecañas, City Vice Mayor; Hon. Victor A. Baluyot Jr, Tortugas Brgy Captain; Dr. Merlinda C. Dominguez, EPS I Mathematics; Mrs. Zenaida C. San Pedro, Principal II of Tortugas ES together with the teachers and the honorable guest speaker Dr. Romeo S. Nisay Jr., BPSU instructor.

Arabella Marie P. Almario, second honors, delivered the welcome remarks, which was immediately followed by the distribution of awards and medals for grade six honors including those who received special awards on District and Division competitions headed by Hon. Noel Valdecañas, Dr. Merlinda T. Dominguez and Mrs. Zenaida C. San Pedro. Teachers’ accomplishments were also recognized for being winning coaches and competition winners in the District and Division level with the most coveted award for teachers, the Dakilang Guro Award given to Mrs. Neriza P. Cabreta and Ms. Mary Grace C. Dela Cruz.

The arrival of Mrs. Soledad S. Carlos, PSDS District I, signaled the graduation ceremony where Mrs. Zenaida San Pedro presented the graduating students, which was affirmed by Mrs. Soledad S. Carlos and confirmed by Dr. Merlinda C. Dominguez followed by her message to the graduates.

Marc Joel S. Sanchez, first honors, then delivered his valedictory speech which centers on his gratitude towards his parents, teachers, classmates and his Alma Mater. He also encouraged his fellow graduates to bear the challenges that life is about to offer after the graduation and as they move forward to the next level.

This was followed by another inspiring message from the guest speaker, Dr. Romeo S. Nisay Jr. who talked about how he was when he was in elementary days and how the problems and challenges strengthened and inspired him to pursue higher education and personal development. “Dati lang din akong katulad ninyo na nag-aabang ng patuyo at sumasama sa dagat pero hindi doon nagtapos ang lahat,” Dr. Nisay said as he shared his experiences here and abroad being an instructor and educational researcher.

Nearing the end of the first part, Marc Jordan G. Baluyot, first honorable mention, led the graduates in Pangako ng Katapatan followed by a preview of the State Of the School Address (SOSA) and the distribution of certificates of EduChild Parenting Seminar graduates headed by Mr. Rolly Dizon, EduChild Parenting Program City Coordinator and Hon. Noel Valdecañas.

The first part ended with a touching and tearful song from the graduates as they sing Tagumpay Nating Lahat and Marami Pong Salamat Nanay wherein they offered flowers to their parents while thanking them for everything which cause emotions to rise and tears to fall from the graduates, parents and expectators as well.

The second part recognized the honor and outstanding students from kinder to grade 5 as well as those who won awards in the District and Division competitions headed by Hon. Victor A. Baluyot Jr. and the Tortugas Brgy. Council. This was followed by the awarding of Natatanging Pamilya to Mr. & Mrs. Larry De Guzman and Mr. & Mrs. Artemio Ellano and the  Natatanging Kabatan which was awarded to Jethro Wayne s. Bustamante. Lastly, it showcased the talents of Tortugas pupils as they promote our very own Filipino culture with their dances leaving a festive mood as the ceremony came to its end.