It is with great pleasure and admiration that I convey my best wishes and profound felicitations to all the graduates, completers, and academic awardees of the School Year 2020-2021.

          Graduation and moving up ceremonies are the much-awaited events in the life of every learner as they represent the golden times of reaching higher education and achieving dreams and aspirations.

          Indeed, finishing this challenging school year during these trying times of COVID- 19 pandemic is remarkable since it has been inevitable to face and accept the new normal landscape of education. It has been a school year of extraordinary hard work, dedication, and passion for all school leaders, teachers, learners, and parents in dealing and coping with chosen learning delivery modality to meet most essential educational requirements. Likewise, the incessant motivation and support of parents towards the seemingly thorny road to success caused by the global health crisis as well as the strict obedience to various health and safety protocols have enormously pitched in to this moment of your graduation and completion.

          My dear graduates and completers, you have just marked another significant milestone in your continued quest for excellence and successful future. Certainly, more challenges will still come your way, however, stay focused and always remember that your dream is within reach when you are determined and committed.

         My beloved parents, accept my heartfelt gratitude. Thank you for being an effective and efficient partner of the DepEd in the implementation of distance learning. Your untiring support is a deeper reflection of the unconditional love you bestowed to the learners through the years. Undoubtedly, you have greatly contributed to the fulfillment of the mandate of the DepEd, “Sulong Edukalidad.”

          My sincere commendations to all the school administrators, faculty members, and non-teaching staff for providing the highest degree of service, “Para sa Bata, Para sa Bayan.”

          Finally, with this happy celebration of your graduation and completion, it is with confidence to say that you have given our theme for this year: “Strengthening the Quality of Education Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic,” a very special meaning.

          Congratulations and have a wonderful Graduation Day and Moving-up Ceremony!


                                                                              RD TOLENTINO G. AQUINO