A total of 122 graduates of the Industrial Technician Program (ITP) received their diplomas from CITE Board in a simple ceremony, 25 of them finished Information Technology and 97 in Electromechanics Technology.
The ceremony paved away for academic and non-academic awardees such as:
Service Awardees (for class officers):
1. John Paul Basarte
2. Charls Catipay
3. Chito Tuason
Certificate of Merit (graduate with a general weighted average of 1.50 or better during the DTS trimesters)
1. John Vincent Canillo
Perfect Attendance Awardee:
1. Maxwell Bacang
Exemplary Behavior Awardees:
1. Orlan Abergas
2. Maxwell Bacang
Best in Technology Awardees (students with excellent grades in their technology subjects):
1. Jovienel Fuentes
2. Meljon Bating
3. Reydan Alivio
4. Kirvy Cueno
5. John Vincent Canillo
Certificate of Recognition (students with GWA of 1.5 or better in one or two trimesters but with General Weighted Average of lower than 1.5 in one or two trimesters during the entire ITP):
1. Charls Catipay
2. Kirvy Cueno
3. John Vincent Canillo
In his opening remarks, Student Formation Officer Mariano Francis Xavier Hamoy praised the class of 2017 for their accomplishments, noting how they successfully overcome the rigors of academic requirements and urged them to be life-long learners. Hamoy said that life-skills include the students’ ability to communicate knowledge, collaborate with others, and strengthen their creative thinking.
In his address to students, academic awardee Kirvy Cueno urged the graduates to reflect on what they have achieved and appreciate the opportunities that come their way. Cueno even quoted famous author Dale Carnegie to go further, dare to excel, go the extra mile, and show compassion.
CITE parent Crisanto Rameso also delivered an inspiring speech on behalf of the parents noting the importance of parenting and active participation in the education of the children.
First batch of Electronics Technology John Lisondra gave the inspirational message on behalf of the alumni. Lisondra manages his own company called Extendus Fiber Optics and IT Solutions which offers security surveillance camera installations in any areas of businesses, building management, and properties management systems. His clientele includes a good number of business process outsourcing or BPO companies, PLDT, Globe Telecom, Colgate-Palmolive, and CEMEX Philippines, among others. He also extends his reach to the academe by giving seminars to students on Fiber Technology. Prior to this, he also serves as consultant for Mandaue City Chamber of Commerce, Figaro Coffee Company, and Vic Enterprises, Mendco Designs, and Cinapro Chemical Corporation. ⊕