SORSOGON CITY, May 28 – The latest batch of board exam takers from Sorsogon State College in the April 2013 Registered Electrical Engineer (R.E.E) and the Registered Master Electrician (R.M.E) exams recorded five individuals who garnered places in the top ten best performing students.
Kevin D. Destreza and Kathleen Mae S. Ariate, fresh graduates, headlined the college’s triumph in the April 2013 exams when they both placed second in their respective exams. Destreza was second in the R.E.E with a rating of 86.90 percent; he was also sixth in the R.M.E with an 83.50 percent rating. Ariate, with an 85.50 percent rating in the R.M.E, shared the second spot with a student from the Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City. She is yet to take her R.E.E. test in September 2013.
Meanwhile, three other fresh graduates held places in the R.M.E, they are: Dan Dave M. Garcia, 7th place (83.00 percent); Ariel M. Romero, 7th place (83.00 percent); and Ben E. Hubilla, 8th place (82.00 percent). Ariate shared her sentiments about the result in an interview:
“I found the exam to be surprisingly hard. My classmates who already took the same exam last year said it was easy because the type of questions can be found in the reviewers; however it is not the case this time. I felt that I was going to fail but thank God I did not,” she humbly said in a text message. She is currently enrolled in a review center in Manila where she prepares for the September 2013 R.E.E test.
Over-all, SSC’s performance in the April exams is also impressive. Thirteen out of the sixteen first-time takers passed, while one out of the eight repeaters passed. In all, fourteen passed while ten failed for an over-all passing percentage of 58.33 percent. Last September 2012’s record was 67.13 percent. In the national scope, the Professional Regulation Commission announced that 644 out of the 1, 666 passed the R.E.E and 773 out of the 1, 875 hurdled the R.M.E licensure examinations.
Ariate, Destreza and the other placers are expected to receive cash incentives from SSC sometime this next academic year in a victory celebration for board passers and placers.
Meanwhile, PRC also announced that the registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be on May 15, 16 and 17, 2013.
Registrants are required to bring a duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2013-2016 for R.E.E; Initial Registration Fee of P450 and Annual Registration Fee of P420 for 2013-2016 for R.M.E. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals. (Mark Gregory D. Gacosta, SSC/PIA Sorsogon)