Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos told new graduates not to lose hope amid hardships.
The Ilocos Norte politiko made the remark during her commencement speech before new graduates of the Pangasinan State University.
“When the journey seems too hard, do not lose hope. Work very hard – and certainly, strive for excellence,” Marcos said.
“It does not matter how many times you fall, as long as you stand right up again,” she added.
Marcos also called on the new graduates to continue learning.
“Makinig sa taong-bayan. Makinig sa maliit,” she said.