Another resounding victory is sealed for the Catanduanes State University (CSU) after producing three Civil Engineer Licensure Examination topnotchers this November 2012.
Giving the university another feather on its cap are John Michael Tuazon Bernal, 6th place; Yuri Ibatuan Soriao, 7th Place; and John Aldren Cañeta Molina, 9th place.
John Michael of San Isidro Village, Virac, earned a rating of 94.65%. As a consistent Dean’s Lister, National Quiz winner, and Magna Cum Laude graduate, Bernal revealed that he took the people’s big expectations on him positively.
In an interview, he said the pressures did not daunt him. Instead, it inspired him to press on. “Naging advantage ito sako ta na motivate ako,” he said. When asked what he could impart to students, he simply advised them to ‘study hard and pray harder.’
John Michael finished his elementary education at Gogon Elementary School and his secondary education at Catanduanes National High School. His parents are Domingo T. Bernal and Salvacion P. Tuazon.
Seventh placer Yuri Soriao, the son of Engr. Emmanuel R. Soriao, former Dean of the College of Technology, and Mary Ann C. Ibatuan, got a score of 94.60%. Yuri of San Jose, Bato, is also an award-winning Civil Engineering quizzer. He is a product of Bato Central Elementary School and Bato Rural Development High School.
Ninth placer John Aldren Molina got a rating 94.25%. Aldren hails from Moonwalk, Virac and graduated as Cum Laude. He finished his elementary education at Virac Pilot Elementary School and his secondary education at CSU Laboratory High School. Aldren is also a consistent honor student and mathematics quiz contestant. He is the son of Ildefonso M. Molina and Rosa B. Cañeta.
Bernal, Soriao, Molina, and the CSU CE passers share the same equation of diligence and faith in God as formula in hurdling the examination.
Nov. 2012’s CE Licensure Examination adopted for the second time the 100 items per subject method, which is significantly longer than the previous years’ 30 to 36 items per subject.
A recognition ceremony awaits these board topnotchers and the passers next week, which is coincidentally scheduled as Civil Engineering Week Celebration at CSU.
To date, Catanduanes State University has already produced 24 Civil Engineer Board topnotchers since 1992. Three of them are Top 1.