Smiles are plastered in the faces of the successful board passers of the Western Mindanao State University College of Forestry and Environmental Studies (WMSU-CFES) as they perform their oaths as new foresters of the Philippines.
The Testimonial program was held at the Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City last October 25, 2019. The said event was attended by different WMSU officials to witnessed the next chapter of the new foresters.
In her speech, Dr. Teresita Narvaez, Vice-president for Resource Generation and appointed Officer-in-Charge of the office of the President, Congratulated the foresters for a job well done- making the University proud and their parents who are behind their success. She also thanked the faculty members of the CFES for guiding the students and molding them to be a warrior of the forest. Moreover, Dr. Narvaez gave a piece of advice to the new foresters to not forget their oath and to never stop learning and growing.
Dr. Fredelino M. San Juan, Dean of CFES also congratulated the former students for passing the board examination for foresters, he also reminded them to always live by the standards of foresters and to always remember where they came from and to help the aspiring foresters to also achieve their dream.
In his speech, Forester Rey Angelo T. De Asis, FLE 2019 Passer, expressed his genuine happiness for passing the board exam he worked hard for. He thanked his professors in CFES for helping him to achieve his goal. He also congratulated his fellow foresters for their faith and determination to pass the exam. At the end of his speech, boy said that “We are now foresters. As fulfilling as it sounds, this title brings along a responsibility we are bound to meet. All of us here are called to serve our country and to protect our nature. Now, our watch begins”.
Forester Dante Oporto, President, SFFI Regional Chapter lead the reading of Foresters Code of Ethics and discussed the different laws the foresters and the different opportunities that have open ed to them for passing the board exams. He also reiterated that to become a successful forester one should possess bravery to stand tall amidst the pressure to bend your stand on certain issues. (Abdul Aziz U. Salim, WMSU-PAO)