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West Visayas State University

College of Nursing
La Paz, Iloilo City

Script for the capping


and candle lighting ceremony
June 27, 2008
8:00 am

After the students have been capped, they proceed to the


risers on stage. After the last student, Dr. Posecion, Ms.
Gubatanga, Ms. Beñas, Ms. Celisio, Ms. Deypalubos, Ms.
Marfil, Ms. Plantinos, Ms. Sorongon, Ms.Suarez return to their
seats.

(Lights OFF on stage and front half of hall for effects…)

(Dr. Subong, Dr. Posecion and all four Level 2 advisers


prepare for the Candle lighting Ceremony.)

DR. PABLO S. SUBONG


University President

“It is better to light one candle than to stumble in the


dark. It is far better that you light just one candle, all you
need is a tiny spark.”

( Dr. Subong lights the big candle beside the rostrum.)

“ I now light this candle to represent the opportunities


and challenges our University has made available to the
students of the College of Nursing and all other students
in the West Visayas State University Academic
Community. And even as the glow flickers in the
darkness, we are reminded that each of us has a light to
carry for the advancement of knowledge through
specialized training, service and research.”
“By your light and the light of other professional nurses
with whom you will be interacting with, evil will be
exposed, goodness will be stimulated, healing and
growth will result.”

“ Come! Light your candles and take the light you


receive back to your classrooms, the hospital setting,
your home, the community, and let it shine for all to
see.”

( Dr. Posecion lights her candle from the candle lighted by Dr.
Subong.)

DR. MERLINE S. POSECION


Dean

“ I light this candle to symbolize our faith in God.


Through the College of Nursing, we will endeavor to
inculcate in the minds of our students the truth, that
only through this abiding trust in the Lord Jesus Christ
will we be enabled to vanquish apathy, ignorance and
fear. Through this same faith, we will guide them to
assume the fundamental responsibilities of the nurse: to
promote health, to prevent illness, to restore health, to
alleviate suffering, and to promote the spiritual
environment of the patient..”

(Dr. Posecion proceeds to the Center Stage. Ms. Obellos and


Ms. Cercado, advisers of 2-A and 2-C, lights from the first
candle.)

MS. OBELLOS AND MS. CERCADO


Advisers of 2-A and 2-C

“We light this candle to symbolize our intentions to


make our students become fully aware that ‘the nurse’s
primary responsibility is those who require nursing
care…’”

(Ms. Obellos and Ms. Cercado proceeds to the center stage


and stands at the left side of Dr. Posecion.)
(Ms. Porras and Ms. Martinez, advisers of 2-B and 2-D, lights
from the first candle.)

MS. PORRAS AND MS. MARTINEZ


Advisers of 2-B and 2-D

“We light this candle to symbolize our belief that the


nurses carry personal responsibility for nursing practice
and for maintaining competence by continual learning;
that the nurse maintains the highest standard of nursing
care possible within the reality of a specific situation.”

(Ms. Obellos, Ms. Porras, Ms. Cercado, and Ms. Martinez


proceed to the center of the stage to give light to the
students standing at the center of the stage.)

(Students then light candles at 3-second count in relay


fashion from center moving to sides.)

DR. PABLO S. SUBONG


University President

“ Even as your light pierce the darkness of night, may the


spirit of sensitiveness and awareness of the needs of others
permeate your lives and your community. And may the winds
of time never dim the flame that has been lit in your hearts
today.”