eseoulpost
Life & Styleeducation
Alunan tells graduates to give change a chance
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2018.04.14  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   

MANILA – Former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael III on Thursday called on graduating students to give change a chance to help resolve the country’s accumulated problems including poverty, crime, moral decay and bad governance.

Alunan made the call in his speech as commencement speaker before graduating students of the Central College of the Philippines (CPP) held at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Alunan said that in life, “most often we don't allow our imagination to roam free because we’re afraid of change. We’re afraid to move away from what’s familiar. We’re too rigid to let our dreams evolve. The better way is to loosen up and give change a chance.”

“Change is the only constant thing in life. You’re never too old to learn something new. Believe in yourself. Believe that you have the power within you to make your dreams come true. Be fearless. Make your own choices,” Alunan said.

He also adviced the graduates to take advantage of opportunities because “they don't come very often; they come far and few in between but when they do, you should be able to recognize them; conquer your fear of the unknown, and make the most of them.”

Alunan told the graduates “don’t be afraid to make mistakes (because) life isn’t perfect, failure is part of it. . Mistakes and failures serve as guide posts so, embrace them because they teach us powerful lessons...Mistakes and failures should neither paralyze nor define us. How we use it as a learning tool is what counts.”

“Mistakes teach us to reflect, analyze and adjust. They teach us humility and courage to face the truth, accept reality, take responsibility and be accountable. They teach integrity. And by taking corrective action, we inspire others to do the same,” Alunan added.

In fact, he said, many of the world’s successful people had experienced failures many times before they succeeded in life.

One of them was Walt Disney, who was fired from his job as a young reporter, but did not give up in pursuing his good ideas in the midst of a series of failures until he succeeded in his movie “Snow White.”

Another success story was Col. Harland David Sanders, the founder of the famous Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), who was fired from various jobs he had, but did not give up until he succeeded. Today, KFC is a worldwide food chain.

Alunan held the post of interior and local government secretary during the Ramos presidency, and was the tourism secretary during the Cory Aquino administration.

“I’d like to leave you with one more thought. Once you leave this hall as a new college graduate with all the hopes and dreams for a better life, don’t forget that you’re, first and foremost, citizens of the Republic of the Philippines; the sons and daughters of Inang Laya. The country’s future will depend on what you do for it in the years to come.

“I’m sure you’re aware that we’re a country with many accumulated problems – moral decay, bad governance, crime, corruption, poverty, injustice, ecological destruction, climate change and security threats. Those could only be effectively addressed by a nation united in common purpose under one constitution, one flag and the divine guidance of one God,” Alunan said.

Alunan said the Philippines “is a diverse society but we need to come together as One Philippines to build a better nation in all respects for all Filipinos. 'Walang iwanan'.”

“In the words of a former President, Fidel Ramos, we must care, share and dare to win the future. Our current President, Rodrigo Duterte,
has long internalized that and is using the force of his political will to make things right in our national interest. We must all do our share, government and society, working together as One Philippines, to build a worthy nation for generations to come.” (PNA)

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
UAE voices concerns at escalating developments in Syria
2
Koreas set to hold high-level talks this week to set agenda for summit
3
Cimatu reports ‘marked improvement’ in Boracay water quality
4
UN Road Safety Fund a step in right direction
5
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan discuss latest regional developments
6
Children learn about local culture at Sharjah Heritage Days
7
Duterte’s China trip yields 10K new jobs for Pinoys
8
Koreas hold talks on telephone hotline between leaders
9
4th Int'l Packaging Export Confab held at KINTEX on April 17 with participation of Korea, China and Japan
10
Egyptian Minister of Tourism praises relations between UAE, Egypt
Photo News Green Biz
UAE environmentalists to travel to ends of the earth to inspire change
UAE environmentalists to travel to...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmo...
min
Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus
Masdar unveils locally manufacture...
min
Tabreed, Masdar sign agreement to operate Masdar City’s First District Cooling Plant
Tabreed, Masdar sign agreement to ...
min
World Future Energy Summit 2018 to map transition to a sustainable economy and lead ‘cleantech’ innovation
World Future Energy Summit 2018 to...
min
Photo News Sports
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end...
min
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 witnesses incredible sporting achievement
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special...
min
Largest Winter Paralympics to close in PyeongChang
Largest Winter Paralympics to clos...
min
Olympics:9th Regional Games of Special Olympics opens in Abu Dhabi
Olympics:9th Regional Games of Spe...
min
World’s top rally drivers to compete in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
World’s top rally drivers to compe...
min
Abu Dhabi set to welcome more than two thousand visitors for Manchester city Abu Dhabi Cup
Abu Dhabi set to welcome more than...
min
Moon hails PyeongChang Games for making Korean peace a possibility
Moon hails PyeongChang Games for m...
min
PyeongChang Paralympics kicks off with ceremony highlighting passion, coexistence
PyeongChang Paralympics kicks off ...
min
Photo News World
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end...
min
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 witnesses incredible sporting achievement
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special...
min
Largest Winter Paralympics to close in PyeongChang
Largest Winter Paralympics to clos...
min
Olympics:9th Regional Games of Special Olympics opens in Abu Dhabi
Olympics:9th Regional Games of Spe...
min
World’s top rally drivers to compete in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
World’s top rally drivers to compe...
min
Abu Dhabi set to welcome more than two thousand visitors for Manchester city Abu Dhabi Cup
Abu Dhabi set to welcome more than...
min
Moon hails PyeongChang Games for making Korean peace a possibility
Moon hails PyeongChang Games for m...
min
PyeongChang Paralympics kicks off with ceremony highlighting passion, coexistence
PyeongChang Paralympics kicks off ...
min
Photo News Opinion
Civic groups vow to erect statue for forced labor victims near Japanese consulate
Civic groups vow to erect statue f...
min
U.S. demands S. Korea share cost of deploying strategic assets around peninsula: official
U.S. demands S. Korea share cost o...
min
Moon urges bipartisan support for success of upcoming summit with N. Korea
Moon urges bipartisan support for ...
min
Brokerages urged to bolster investor protection, internal controls
Brokerages urged to bolster invest...
min
Moon says efforts to root out 'social evil' not aimed at punishing individuals
Moon says efforts to root out 'soc...
min
Moon urges swift parliamentary approval of extra budget
Moon urges swift parliamentary app...
min
S. Korea, U.S. wrap up weeklong combined exercise
S. Korea, U.S. wrap up weeklong co...
min
Parties give mixed reactions to heavy sentence for ex-President Park
Parties give mixed reactions to he...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com