By Jan Carlo Anolin
A graduate of University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) topped the September 2019 forester licensure examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Monday.
Mary Beatrice Sugatan Evaristo led the new batch of foresters and garnered a 92.20 percent passing rate.
Also from UPLB, Mitzi Betalmos Pamulaklakin followed at second place with 92.10 percent passing rate while Ropert Sumalinog Bunal of Mindanao State University (MSU) – Marawi City placed third with 91.95 percent passing rate.
A total of 1,082 passed the examination out of the 1,934 takers.
UPLB tallied a 99.32 percent passing rate with 147 passers out of 148.
Completing the top 10 were Hazel Etulle Macalisang of University of Southeastern Philippines-Tagum at fourth (91.85 percent); John Michael Morata Cornito of UPLB (91.70 percent); Randell Keith Palco Amarille of MSU-Marawi City at sixth (91.40 percent); Debie Jale Omandam Tambor of Caraga State University (CSU)-Butuan City at seventh (91.20 percent); Ma Rovelyn Dayapera Tumaneng of UPLB and Junalyn Gersava Villafañe of CSU-Butuan City at eighth (91.15 percent); Shaira Aima Bangcolongan Ambola of MSU-Marawi City and Marinel Belen Andal of UPLB at ninth (91.05 percent); and Aldwin Raphael Venturina Curamen of Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSIT)-Bayombong at tenth place (90.90 percent).
The Board for Foresters gave the exam in cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga this month.
The exams were given by Chairman of the Board Neria A. Andin and members Jose A. Lorenzo and Gerardo T. Cabreros.
Online registration for the issuance of the Professional Identification Card and Certification of Registration will be from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10.
The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of passers have yet to be announced.