“Will you create anything na walang purpose?”

This was the thought-provoking question posed by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as he addressed the 600 graduates of the International Electronics and Technical Institute, Inc. (IETI) during their 57th commencement exercise recently.

“I say this to make you realize that at one point in time, you will start looking back and you will realize that you are a sum total of all your decisions,” Cayetano told the graduates.

As the Senate Committee chair on Higher, Technical, and Vocational Education, Cayetano shared his “4Ps”–Purpose, Planning, Payment, and People–as a guide for the graduates to understand themselves better in reaching success and discern what God has planned for them.

“Your purpose is inside of you.”

“Your purpose is inside of you. If you really like it, it’s your passion, hint na ‘yan na iyan ang iyong purpose,” the legislator began.

The lawmaker also stressed discipline is needed in fulfilling one’s purpose.

Connecting the second and third “P,” the senator advised, “When you’re making your plans and looking at your purpose, think about the cost – the payment of your decision.”

“’Pag masyado kang maraming priority, wala kang priority.”

“’Pag masyado kang maraming priority, wala kang priority,” he added.

Jumping on his last point, Cayetano correlated the last “P” to people, emphasizing that everyone is created in the image and likeness of the Lord.

“In life, you will meet all kinds of people, but try to see people the way the Lord sees people and try to look at people the way your parents look at you,” he said.

At the end of his message, Cayetano reminded the graduates that by understanding these 4Ps, they can align with God’s plan and will know how to move forward.



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