Congressman Jerry P. Treñas
It is with great pride and honor that I share tonight’s festivities with the distinguished faculty and students of the Central Philippine University (CPU) and the illustrious members of the CPU Alumni Association. Tonight marks the beginning of CPU’s famed Festival of Lights and Music, which ushers in the commencement of the yuletide season.
As we switch on the Christmas lights, which will surely brighten our nights with illuminating splendor, let us reflect upon the spirit of the season represented by the sparkling lights of your University. The Christmas season is a time for merry-making, for families to spend time together, for communities to celebrate in unison to honor the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The yuletide season also brings out the best in each student, alumnus and teacher of the Central Philippine University. The spirit of Christmas displayed by the vibrant CPU community is consistent with the vision of your school of committing to Exemplary Christian Education for Life, which is geared towards the holistic development of the total person, and the world. By sharing the joys of Christmas to the entire City of Iloilo, you have stayed true to the vision of your University to spread Christian values beyond the gates of your school.
May you continue to spread the spirit of Christmas for the rest of the yuletide season. Thank you very much and may you all have a blessed Christmas season.