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  • LPA located at sea 390 kms. east southeast of Baler, Aurora. 4 hours ago |
  • INC evangelist Bienvenido Santiago says INC is concluding its protest as it has reached an understanding with gov’t. 5 hours ago |
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ends its protest at EDSA-Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 5 hours ago |
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Purisima urges grads: Work hard, aim high

By MST News | May. 02, 2013 at 12:00am
Finance Secretary  Cesar Purisima has encouraged graduating students to work hard,  always think positively and aim high whether they choose to be a professional or an entrepreneur after graduation.

Speaking at the 85th Far Eastern University Graduating Ceremonies of the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance,  Purisima cited as example and inspiration two FEU graduates who had made their mark in business and entertainment – Henry Sy  and Jose Maria Visceral,  more popularly known as Vice Ganda.

The finance chief said Sy started as a cobbler in the post-Spanish area, but soon decided to sell second-hand shoes and eventually put up his own shop,  which started his ascent to the top of the business world.

Purisima also cited Vice Ganda’s positive attitude, despite the many trials that he faced in his life, including the early death of his father.   Purisima said Vice Ganda learned to “develop a unique perspective and deep understanding of human nature, which he cleverly incorporated into comedic routines,”

Purisima later incorporated the two stories into yet another lesson, as he urged the graduates to aim high.

“You have to set your sights high and dream for yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you to attain them. If your dreams contain no difficulty, you will stay complacent.”

Lastly,  Purisima said the new graduates should emulate President Benigno Aquino III, whom he described as a “true professional.” “He has a goal for where he wants to be, and he holds himself and the people who work for him to the highest standards.”
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