Atty. Noelle Riza D. Castillo, Director of the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) Space Policy and International Cooperation Bureau, delivered a graduation speech on 18 February 2022 for the International Space University (ISU) Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP22) Closing Ceremony.

Founded in 1987, the ISU is a university dedicated to the study of outer space and its applications for peaceful purposes. It offers numerous professional development programs for people across the world, one being the SHSSP22 that started on 17 January 2022 and ended on 18 February 2022.

In her speech, Atty. Castillo congratulated the graduates on their success, shared about the SHSSP program’s goals and achievements, and talked about the ways that the Philippine Space Agency has worked with the ISU before. She especially congratulated the 19 women graduates of the SHSSP2022 that comprised 53% of the class population.

Watch the entire speech here: