It was a humbling experience to be the guest of honor and keynote speaker in the 97th Commencement Exercises of Bohol Island State University – Bilar Campus.

I encouraged the graduates to be transformational leaders and take the cudgel in effecting change in our society.

As our nation faces ever-growing problems and challenges – the values and vision of the youth are needed now more than ever to build a better, progressive Philippines.

Congratulations graduates! Congratulations to our future leaders! Mabuhay ang Kabataang Pilipino!