By Cha Monforte
Compostela Valley Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy marched on proud grounds of his new alma mater, the prestigious Ateneo de Davao University on graduation ceremony of 2017 graduates Saturday as he achieved another lifetime’s accomplishment, earning the Masters in Public Administration, major in Public Policy.
He has been determined to get the well-known master’s title from AdDU Graduate School since he enrolled in 2013 during his first term as a provincial board member.
He was forced to stop for almost two years, 2015-2016, due to overlapping schedules owing to demands of his being a neophyte board member.
But his zeal of finishing the challenging masteral course did not waver as he continued studying when he already became the governor starting July 2016.
So, in between breaks of official functions and during trips going to remote barrios on work days he had to read and browse notes and voluminous masteral fact sheets, and had to catch his Friday classes at 7-10 p.m. and attend the whole day classes during Saturdays.
So he graduated, and it looks like he is setting a precedent for other enthusiastic governors in the country.
On his graduation day, the social media-active governor took to Facebook and posted to profusely thank: “Everyday is a learning day and life is a process…… Those Sleepless nights and long travels finally paid off… Thank you Lord God, My family, my very supportive ADDU teachers @ SBG especially to my adviser (Sir Boquiren) my classmates (Batch 2015), all my staff involved in the preparation and facilitation, and all the support from friends and colleagues.
Living by the quote from ADDU President Father Joel Tabora ‘Be a Sui Generis Leader’ to God be the Glory.”
And gosh, how do his Facebook friends react to his post? As of this posting, words of “Congratulations Gov” or “Congrats Gov” would seem to have no end, lengthening down, down the scroll.
In a chat interview, the first-termer Gov. Uy said: “Formal education just like a vocation opens up opportunities for one to improve himself and of the way he thinks and decide especially as a leader.”
Surely, his father-mentor former Gov. and now senior Board Member Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy and mom Eunice and the rest of the Uy clan are proud again of Gov. Tyron’s new feat.
The governor finished his college in Velez College of Cebu as graduate of BS medical technology in 2007.
He went to Stella Maris Academy of Davao in high school and graduated in 2002, and to Davao Christian High School in elementary and graduated in 1998. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)