By Charisse Ursal
First Posted 13:57:00 03/30/2011
Last Updated 20:32:00 03/30/2011
The Naval State University has set its graduation ceremonies on March 31 at the NSU Gymnasium, where approximately 1,000 students are candidates for Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees.
The graduation rites will be divided into the morning and the afternoon session to accommodate all of the graduates, including the faculty and parents.
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, eldest son of former Pres. Joseph Estrada, will grace the afternoon rites with his keynote address. Senator Estrada has introduced 289 bills and 249 resolutions, which were primarily authored by him. His current priority bills are geared towards improving and strengthening the policies affecting our workforce and overseas foreign workers, empowering our local government units, protecting and preserving our freedom of expression and assembly, and the promotion of youth welfare. At present, he ranks fourth among the list of senators with the most number of proposed legislations filed in the Upper House.
He will arrive in Naval tomorrow at 1 p.m.
On the other hand, An Waray Party-list Rep. Neil Montejo will be the commencement speaker for the morning exercise. An Waray party-list garnered 711,631 votes, getting the seventh highest party-list votes during the May 10 automated elections. This qualified the An Waray to claim two seats in the House of Representatives, one of which was taken by Congressman Montejo.
Hundreds of Biliranons are expected to fill the NSU Gymnasium and witness the distribution of the hard-earned diplomas of the graduates. Among the guests is Governor Gerry Boy Espina who will also attend the afternoon event.
The said ceremony is the second since the former Naval Insitute of Technology became the Naval State University.