By Ali G. Macabalang
The Mindanao State University (MSU)-Marawi City main campus has set a record in the Social Workers Licensure Exam this year, bagging six of the Top 10 slots with 35 of 37 examinees passing, according to the report published by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) this week.
An official announcement of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed the Top 10 passers as:
Top 1: Gezelle Anne Viray Garcia (Don Honorio Technological State University) – 83.80%.
Top 2: Artem Reynald Sarmiento Makipagay (St. Mary College of Magdalene-Laguna) – 83.20%.
Top 3: Norhania Pangadapun Guro (MSU-Marawi) – 80.80%.
Top 4: Jassele Cabico Dasmariñas (Notre Dame Tacurong College) – 82.40%; Ann Karen Alkuino Dechavez (Asian Social Institute) 82.40%.
Top 5: Arwin Roxas Trinidad (City College of Lucena) – 82.20%.
Top 6: Amera Batuaan Rasuman (MSU-Marawi) – 82.00%; Dee Jay Carmi Baguio Llacuna (Lourdes College) – 82.00%.
Top 7: Jonalyn Cariaga Martin (St. Paul University-Tuguegarao) – 81.40%; Jefferson Piñon Madrano (Philippine Women’s University-Manila) – 81.40%; Kathrine Vaneza labitoria Sierra (Cordillera Career Development College) – 81.40%.
Top 8: Jade Rodriguez Baguna (Western Philippines University-Palawan) – 81.00%; Jasmin Pagute Canunayon (Lourdes College) – 81.00%; Jovelle Krizza Magat Ondap (San Agustin Institute of Technology) – 81.00%.
Top 9: Ian John Belgira (MSU-Marawi) – 80.80%; Jenerose Almedilla Vista (MSU-Marawi) – 80.80%; Naomi Ruth Osma Solatorio (Holy Cross of Davao College) – 80.80%.
Top 10: Akida Potawan Usman (MSU-Marawi) – 80.60%; Beatrice Marie Alinas Bondoc (Don HonorioVentura Technological State University) – 80.60%.
Overall, 1,473 examinees across the country took the exam this month and 495 of them passed, the PRC Board of Examiners announced three days after the examination.
The Board – composed of Lorna C. Gabad, Chairperson; Mary Ofelia Endaya, Rosetta Palma, Fe Sinsona and Ely Acosta, members – supervised the simultaneous exam in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Legazpi, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Lucena, Pagadian, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.
The Southern Leyte University posted the biggest number examinees at 61, but only 38 of them passed, with MSU-Marawi campus ranking second in volume of examinees but mustered 94.59% success reflected in the passing of 35 of 37 exam takers, the PRC table of statistics showed.
In some Facebook pages, Violy Hunt of the MSU-Marawi Campus’ Social Work Department has drawn accolades for her close tutoring of all the 35 successful examinees.
The Social page of MSU system alumni conveyed to the examinees and Ms. Hunt “super loads of congratulations.” AGM