More than 2,000 NEU graduates attend 42nd graduation at 55,000-seater PHL Arena
(Eagle News) — “Onwards to Further Victories in Serving Humanity.”
This was the theme of the 42nd graduation workout routines of the New Era University held on Tuesday, April 18, at the Philippine Arena the place greater than 2,000 graduates of its baccaleaureate, masteral and doctoral programs walked up the large stage of the Philippine Arena.
The 55,000-seater engineering and architectural marvel in the coronary heart of Bocaue, Bulacan was the becoming venue for the event.
Excited, expectant and exuberant faces of the graduates, their mother and father, family and associates stuffed the complicated, in addition to their lecturers, college officers and a few native officers.
For nearly of the graduates, it was the success of their life-long dream, in addition to that of their mother and father who first had that imaginative and prescient to see their little kids stroll up the stage with a diploma in hand.
“Ngayong hapon pong ito, ay sobrang saya ko po kasi natupad na ang aking pangarap sa buhay — ang makagraduate. Kung anong meron po ako ngayon ay dahil sa awa at tulong ng ating Panginoong Diyos (This afternoon, I’m so blissful as a result of I fulfilled my life’s dream — to graduate. Whatever I’ve now’s due to God’s mercy and assist),” mentioned Zhateau Daraman who graduated with a doctoral diploma in bilingual training.
“Habang nag-aaral din po kami, nagwo-working pupil din po kami. Siyempre, ramdam po namin lahat ng sakripisiyo, hirap, pagod, puyat (While we had been learning, we had been additionally working. Of course, we really feel all the sacrifices, the difficulties, fatigue, sleeplessness),” mentioned one other graduate.
–Hard work pays off, says NEU’s profitable graduates, mother and father
Arnold Faigmani, one among the mother and father of the graduates, acknowledged the sacrifices and exhausting work that the profitable graduates needed to undergo simply to succeed in that blissful day.
“Nakita rin naman namin yung pursige nila sa kanilang mga pag-aaral, unang-una, salamat din sa Ama na tumulong sa kanila, pati na sa amin (We additionally noticed their effort to try of their research. First of all, we thank God Who helped them, and likewise us),” he mentioned.
Another father or mother, Maribel Bautista, remembers what she at all times tells her son who additionally graduated that day.
“Lagi kong ipinapayo sa kaniya na magpanata. Anuman ang pagsubok na dumating sa kaniya, manalangin ka lang. Kaya mo iyan… Saka yung tungkulin mo, huwag na huwag mong kakalimutan. (We at all times advise him to have devotional prayers. Whatever trials would come, simply pray. You can do it. And your Church duties, always remember them),” Bautista mentioned.
Another graduate, Chester Dave Canedo, who completed Bachelor of Science in Education main in English, recalled the sacrifices of his father, a vegetable vendor, simply in order that he and his different siblings can get a superb training. Because of poverty and his dream to get a superb training, Canedo bought a scholarship from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
“Scholar po ako ng CHED at ang father ko po ay isang vegetable vendor. Naglalako po siya ng gulay and proud po ko kami kasi alam ko po kung gaano kahirap yung sakripisyo niya para sa’ming magkakapatid (I’m a CHED scholar and my father is a vegetable vendor. He sells greens and we’re proud as a result of we all know how exhausting his sacrifice was for us, his youngsters),” he mentioned.
“Alam ko po na sobrang hirap mag-trabaho nang ganun. Sobrang babad na babad sa sinag ng araw, plus could mga gastusin sa college, pero awa ng Diyos at sa rami ng mga tumulong naabot ko ‘yong pangarap ko na maging half ako ng graduation and maging Magna Cum Laude (I do know, it is vitally tough to have that sort of work. You are at all times underneath the warmth of the solar, after which there are the varied college bills [to think of]. But with God’s mercy and the many individuals who helped us, I used to be capable of attain my dream to be a part of this graduation and to be Magna Cum Laude),” he added.
Indeed, Canedo bought one among the highest honors, graduating Magna Cum Laude that day to the delight and delight of his mother and father and household.
Another prime graduate, Lemuel Joshua Toribio, son of an abroad Filipino employee, graduated valedictorian, a Summa Cum Laude with a level of Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering.
Although his father was not capable of attend his graduation, Toribio mentioned he knew how his father needed to sacrifice so much so he might end his research. And now he’s very pleased with him.
“The feeling is surreal po, as a result of we had been capable of graduate na po after 5 years of intensive research po namin sa Electronics Engineering. Dad po just isn’t right here proper now with me, however, nakausap ko po siya nung isang araw and he’s very blissful naman po sa lahat po ng mga achievements na nakuha ko po ngayon (I used to be capable of discuss to him the different day, and he’s very blissful about all of the achievements that I bought as we speak),” Toribio mentioned.
-“It all starts with vision,” says Senator Gordon in keynote speech
Senator Richard Gordon mentioned the sacrifices made by each the mother and father and their youngsters made the graduation occasion itself a victory.
The senator, who chairs the Philippine Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee, was the keynote speaker in final Tuesday’s graduation ceremonies.
“It all starts with vision,” Gordon mentioned as he burdened that it was the mother and father who at the begin had that dream to have their youngsters end college and lead profitable lives.
Now the dream is fulfilled, however he burdened that the NEU graduates are simply at the starting of their lives when they need to have that can to succeed and turn out to be trailblazers of their chosen fields.
“Face the crowd, your parents, and give them a very, very big hand for all their efforts,” he instructed the NEU graduates.
He inspired them to turn out to be visionaries, who can rise above criticism and challenges.
-Senator Gordon extols imaginative and prescient of INC government minister
One visionary he admired, mentioned Gordon, is the Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister himself, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo.
“Let me give my particular greeting to our chief government minister Ka Eduardo Manalo, a worthy son, an amazing father, an amazing grandfather and positively a visionary if I ever noticed one,” Gordon mentioned.
He thanked Ka Eduardo for his imaginative and prescient which not solely made the Church of Christ stand out in the world for its magnificent and quite a few worship buildings, but in addition made the Philippines proud due to the Philippine Arena.
“That is why I say that Ka Eduardo is one among the few visionaries of this nation. We are in an amazing enviornment, one among the greatest in the world, if not the greatest,” he famous.
He likened the Philippine Arena in Bulacan to the Araneta Center in Cubao which was constructed from 1957 to 1959 in the center of nothing. It was then dubbed as the greatest indoor enviornment in Asia, a document to be damaged later in 2001 by the Oita Stadium in Japan.
So too was the Philippine Arena. It was in-built the center of fields in Bulacan and inaugurated in July 2014, in time for the INC’s Centennial on July 27 that 12 months.
“So when Ka Eduardo dreamt of constructing this magnificent facility, he’s constructing it like Araneta Coliseum,” Gordon famous.
Amid the dangers and discouragement by critics, he mentioned Ka Eduardo constructed an amazing edifice that has been dubbed as the world’s largest domed enviornment, the largest mixed-use indoor theater, and the most superb earthquake proof construction on earth.
“Can you imagine the risks?” Gordon mentioned of constructing the Philippine Arena which has a dome over 9,000 sq. meters.
The roof of the Arena alone spans some 170 meters (560 ft) and comprises 9,000 tons of metal work. It is 65 meters (213 ft) in top, or about 15 tales excessive.
This architectural marvel was additionally a dream of the late INC Executive Minister, Brother Erano G. Manalo, Ka Eduardo’s father.
Senator Gordon famous how the current INC chief made this dream — this imaginative and prescient — a actuality regardless of the challenges.
“That’s what real life is. When your try to risk…when you have innovation in your mind, be prepared to get criticized,” he mentioned.
But he mentioned an amazing chief “can withstand all the slings and arrows that will be presented before you, to discourage you.”
“Because they (the Church’s critics) cannot do it themselves, they don’t want other people to do it,” the senator famous.
Gordon famous the Philippine Arena is greater than only a nice enviornment.
“It is a statement by the Church, that we are also going to partner in the development of this country,” Gordon noticed.
“And Bocaue, look at it today, it is filled with business opportunities,” he mentioned.
With the constructing of the Philippine Arena, nice enterprise alternatives round it are additionally created, he mentioned.
It can also be a method of decongesting Metro Manila as extra alternatives are created exterior the very congested Philippine capital, Gordon mentioned.
And Manila proper now’s so crippled by visitors which is hampering financial alternatives, he mentioned.
“Yes, when you look at Manila, it is terribly congested, I didn’t want to be late here, so I took a helicopter. I borrowed a helicopter to be here on time. I don’t want New Era to say Gordon was late because of the traffic. But traffic means loss of revenue, loss of precious hours,” the senator defined.
-Senator Gordon urges NEU graduates to be visionaries
Gordon suggested the NEU graduates to see the graduation workout routines as their method of making alternatives, and turn out to be leaders with a imaginative and prescient who would “care for the vulnerable” and assist the nation prosper.
“So therefore you should be fillled with great confidence and exhilaration. You were one of those who were fortunate enough to get a great education,” he mentioned.
“Vision, values, volunteerism equals victory,” burdened the senator who as soon as served as the chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).
He suggested the graduates to have a “can do” angle, to be leaders with “a persona that is not afraid of the challenges”, and of the future, “a persona that will go beyond the borders.”
Care for the weak, not the poor who’re lazy, says Gordon
“You ought to goal excessive. Make certain that your are earlier by the use of a piece ethic, as I say in Olongapo: ‘Hindi masama mag-ambisyon pero kailangan bawal ang tamad. Lalong bawal ang tanga’ (It just isn’t unhealthy to have an ambition. But laziness ought to be banned. And the silly, extra so),” he mentioned.
Gordon additionally cited the story of Mariano Que, a Filipino-Chinese who was behind the profitable chain of Mercury Drug shops.
“And what is his work ethic? As they say in Chinese: Remember that: ‘You don’t work, you don’t eat,’” the senator mentioned.
“Work, Save, Invest and Prosper” was how Que instilled this self-discipline to his youngsters and his folks.
But it is vital that NEU graduates ought to look after the weak, and never the poor who’re lazy, Gordon mentioned.
“When you prosper as the theme of this graduation goes, and I repeat and I quote, and it says, ‘New Era University: Onwards to further victories in serving humanity.’ Never forget to care for the vulnerable, not the poor. There are poor who don’t want to help themselves,” he mentioned.
But he mentioned assist ought to be prolonged to the weak — “those who want to get ahead, and all they need is an extra push from you, to lend a hand, and together, carry the load.”
The members of the inhabitants who’ve a sense of entitlement, don’t additionally should be helped at all, mentioned Gordon.
“We don’t want you to foster what the politicians have done to our country — a hand-out culture! A feeling of entitlement!,” he mentioned.
What ought to occur is the all of the Filipinos ought to carry the load, he burdened.
“Sabay-sabay! (All collectively!) Like our tradition of ‘Bayanihan‘— we supply a home, we go to a different place. Not a hand out however all palms carrying the load,” he famous.
“I will win, not for myself, but for my country, but above all my God,” mentioned Gordon, as he instructed the NEU graduates what they need to have as a piece ethic.
You make your individual destiny. You make your individual imaginative and prescient. That is your new period,” the senator instructed the college students.
NEU: its development and enlargement
Established on June 17, 1975, the New Era University has its fundamental campus alongside Central Avenue in Barangay New Era in Diliman, Quezon City. It has since established different branches throughout the nation — in San Fernando City, Pampanga; in Lipa City, Batangas, in General Santos City and shortly in Santa Maria, Bulacan.
Its President is Dr. Nilo Rosas, a former Department of Education Undersecretary, former Director of Bureau of Higher Education (now CHED) and former Philippine Normal University (PNU) President.
“Godliness is the foundation of knowledge,” is the NEU’s philosophy of training. Its imaginative and prescient is to be a world-class establishment of studying with a singular Christian tradition of excellence, self-discipline, and repair to humanity.
It at present has three doctoral packages, particularly Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor (Doctor of Jurisprudence); Doctor of Education; Doctor of Business Administration; and Doctor of Philosophy in Education with varied majors: Early Childhood Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Management; Guidance and Counseling; Instructional Leadership; and Special Education and Inclusive Education.
NEU additionally presents three post baccalaureate packages: a) Master of Arts in Education, Major in 11 fields particularly Early Childhood Education, Educational Management, Educational Psychology, Environmental Education, Filipino, Guidance and Counseling, Language Education, Mathematics Education, Reading Education, Science Education, Social Sciences, Special Education and Inclusive Education; b) Master in Business Administration (Old Program); and c) Master in Business Administration, Major in Human Resource Management, and Organizational Management.
NEU at present presents 24 baccalaureate levels, in addition to distance teaching programs; Pre-Baccalaureate program equivalent to Diploma in Midwifery (Two Years); Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency And Accreditation Program (ETEEAP); Alternative Learning Systems (ALS); and Ok+12 Basic Education (as much as Grade 11)
NEU is the authorized proprietor of the Philippine Arena.