My sincerest congratulations to the graduates of 2019.

I am honored to be delivering this message to the newest group of young men and women who will usher their own paths, passions, and personal jour-neys into a world beyond classrooms, deadlines, batch projects, and examinations. I am proud of you — of who you are becoming and who you will become.

Regardless of our own uniqueness and different perspectives, I am here to share what I have learned as a person in this world: Remember and keep reminding yourself that you are not alone and that you don’t need to be. As Filipinos, we have a long-standing tradition of togetherness and family. The life you led and the lessons you learned are for yours to keep and impart. Always keep in mind that wherever should you find yourselves in the future, never forget to look back and be grateful to the people who have shaped you into the best version of who you are. Most of all, serve our country in any way you can, for the Philippines needs the bright minds of your generation for it to continuously prosper. Remember that you will always gain in giving back.

As the sectoral representative of athletes, artists, and the youth in the House of Representatives, Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list champions and advocates discovery and development of the Filipino potential and talent in fields such as sports and education through legislation and outreach programs.

Our support in you and your dreams will always remain steadfast, and that we look forward to be of ser- vice as you all of your exercise your potential.

Congratulations at Mabuhay ang Bayaning Pilipino!

Jericho Jonas B. Nograles
PBA, Partylist Representative