Rufino “Raffy” D. Tima, Jr. (Class ’96), news producer and anchor of GMA Network Inc. served as thecommencement speaker on the recently concluded Trinity University of Asia’s 53 rd CommencementExercises held last June02, 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City. He is an alumnus of Trinity University of Asia with the degree in Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communicationin 1996. He started working as a photojournalist/contributor of Sports Weekly Magazine immediatelyafter graduating from college. In 1998 he was a reporter of IBC Channel 13 who initially covered DefenseBeat, Malacanang, business and the senate. After a year and until now he is part of GMA Network newsteam. His career history highlights both local and international coverages.He was awarded outstanding broadcaster by the 5th MCLE Accredited National Convention of PublicAttorneys in 2014, outstanding television news reporter by VACC in 2012, most outstanding newsproducer in 2004 National Elections by the COMELEC.In his speech, TIMA emphasizes on the value of faith and perseverance to endure all the challenges theyare about to face as they leave TUA. He also encouraged the graduating students to not be afraid infailures, as he said that those failures he had in the past molded the Raffy Tima he embodies today.