106th Foundation Anniversary
Foundation Day Message
Congressman Jerry P. Treñas
I wish to express my heartfelt congratulations to the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) for your school’s 106th Foundation Anniversary. For over a century, the WVCST has set the standard for science and technology education in the entire Western Visayas region.
The long and illustrious history of the WVCST is a testament to your school’s status as the premiere institution of higher learning for technology and science-based courses. The quality of the graduates that your school produce is proof of the success of the WVCST educational program. I therefore consider the WVCST as one of Iloilo City’s treasures; a priceless gem of a city considered to be the center of education of Western Visayas.
The theme of your 106th Foundation Anniversary is also commendable, as it focuses on maintaining a clean and green educational environment within your campus. Your school’s commitment to establish an environment-friendly campus is truly admirable, as it is absolutely necessary for all of us to take steps in order to protect our environment considering the numerous problems plaguing eco-systems throughout the world. A clean and green environment will also make your school more conducive to learning, allowing both the students and teachers of the WVCST to enjoy a serene and pollution-free campus.
Education is one of my primary thrusts as a public servant, for it is the only means for our people to achieve a better life. A person armed with quality education can alleviate his or her family from poverty. Education is an empowering gift that allows anyone to take command of his or her destiny. For even the lowliest peasant can secure a luxurious life if blessed with education.
For 106 years, the WVCST has exemplified educational excellence. Through your science and technology courses, you have given your students the necessary knowledge and training to face the challenges of the modern world. The education they received from your school gives them the power to shape their future and achieve their dreams. May your school continue to share the blessings of modern technology and science-based education to our youth for countless of years to come.