As we stand at the dawn of another year, I am filled with gratitude for the collective achievements and unwavering commitment that have characterized our journey together. As we embark on the path that 2024 unfolds, let us renew our dedications to work and excellence, virtues that have been the cornerstones of our academic community.

In everyday task we do, let the words from Colossians 3:23 resonates within us: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” These words encapsulate the essence of our labor – labor not solely for personal gain but a labor of love and service, guided by a higher purpose. In every lecture delivered, every research pursued, and every interaction within our university, let us work with a wholehearted commitment that transcends mere professional obligations.

Our pursuit of excellence should not be seen as a solitary endeavor but as a shared journey, where each member of our community plays a integral role. Excellence is not a destination but a continuous process, and as we step into the new year, let us collectively strive for higher standards, innovation, and a spirit of continuous improvement.

Last, I extend my heartfelt wishes for a blessed and prosperous New Year to each member of our university family. May 2024 be a year of personal, professional and collective growth, where our dedication to work and excellence transforms challenges into opportunities and aspirations into achievements.

Mabuhay ang ISAT U!