taught us well!
To all my former teacher, mentors, whom I still recall, their names, starting from myKindergarten teacher: Mrs. Genie Orea, then to my elementary teachers, Mrs. Clutario, Mrs.Naty Dizon, Miss Japa, Mrs. Anita J. Ramos, Mrs. Rechilda Velarde, Mrs. Teresita del Valle-Barrameda, Ms. Chavez, and Dr. Elizer Caculitan.My high school teachers, include, Mrs. Nomer Endrano, Mrs. Salve Jollado, Mr. Jariel,Ms. Dela Cruz, Mrs. Dory Ceraldino Doringo, Ms. Vista, Mrs. Peñafrancia Vargas, Mrs. BettyBadiola, Mrs. Lorna Caseles, Mr. Clerigo, Mr. Nuiz, now the BED Principal, Mr. Romulo Alarcon,Mrs. Adelita Dela Cruz, Mr. Albino, Mrs. Myrna Tiay, Mrs. Rosario Ordas-Papaya, Mrs. CecilleEbora and a lot more. Some of them are already retired from teaching, and also some of themhave retired from their own roles in this world. I would extend them my sincerest thanks andgratitude, since because of them, I have learned so many things and because of them, I maynot stand before you today.
I can also even name some of my classmates in high school which include: Roberto Almonte, Pedro Anselmo, Roberto Asis, Vicente Buena, Vladimir Talan, Eugenio Manondo, Augusto Bermillo, German Marsel, Baloro, and Lopez, the girls which include Daisy Mahayhay, Amy Escribano, Josephine Obrero and Elizabeth Hidalgo. These people are the ones whodon’t have facebook accounts, and we don’t have any contact on them.
SCHOOL OF LIFE
Most students would say their unforgettable memories in school were during theirelementary and high school life. I firmly believe it is true. The experiences that you may have while attending school was either rewarding or worth remembering. That is because school isfrom the Latin word
which is used to refer to learning of singing and a mode of writing, or the leisure given to learning, a learned conversation or debate, and so many otheractivities. But the question is: did you really enjoy attending classes?
If I may ask, how do you react when your teacher or the school administrator informed youthat classes are suspended? In that case, you did not enjoyed being in school. Because if youdo, you should be sad if classes are suspended.If you already have heard the passage:
Non scholae, sed vitae discimus
We do not learn for the school, but for life
, meaning that one should not gainknowledge and skill to please a teacher or master, but because of the benefits they will gainin their life.The saying is adapted from a passage in one of
Lucius Annaeus Seneca's
letters to his friend