UP summa cum laude grad reminds batch: be true Iskolar ng Bayan

With his mom proudly looking on, Charlton Sean Gaerlan II talks to UP’s graduating class of 2012 about duty, respect, and proving oneself worthy of the title Iskolar ng Bayan.

Passing the University of the Philippines’ College Admission Test (UPCAT) with top marks, Charlton Sean Gaerlan II started his university life at the podium, addressing newbies like himself at a welcome assembly in 2007 about the challenges and expectations they faced as students.

Finishing his degree with highest honors five years later, the Oblation scholar was once again tasked to speak to his batchmates, reminding them this time that being an Iskolar ng Bayan never stops upon graduation.

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