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VIRAC—Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) bested well-known engineering schools in the country when its graduates bagged the top three places in the board exams for civil engineers given earlier this month.

Benjie Pantino, 21, a son of a farmer and housekeeper, got 98.05 percent in ranking first place, according to results posted on the website of the Professional Regulation Commission on November 23.

He was followed by CSC’s first engineering magna cum laude graduate, Benjames Go, 22, also of Virac and a son of a construction foreman, who scored 97.35 percent.

In third place was Jerwin Rendon, 21, with 97 percent, along with two others from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)—Joseph Malicdem Caburnay and Glenn Angelo Endaya Galano.

The three CSC topnotchers had consistently made it to the dean’s list.

Thirty-nine other civil engineering graduates from CSC passed the exams, giving the school an overall passing percentage of 69.84 to rank fourth among engineering schools in the country, just behind UP Diliman, University of Sto. Tomas (UST) and Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP).

CSC topnotchers

With its graduates’ impressive showing, CSC continues to display its prowess in producing outstanding engineers.

The list of CSC topnotchers now stands at 24, including previous first placers Edwin Ogerio (1992) and Ruben Quintal (2005). In May, Ramon Gonzales placed fifth in the board exams for civil engineers.

CSC, the lone state college in the island-province of Catanduanes, is formerly Virac National Agricultural and Trade School. The institution was converted into a state college in 1971 and began offering engineering classes in 1972.

The college has some 7,000 students, about 600 of them taking engineering courses.

Quiz winners

The topnotchers honed their skills in regional and national students’ quizzes. Go was a back-to-back winner of a Bicol civil engineering quiz and teamed up with Rendon and John Michael Bernal to place first runner-up in last year’s National Civil Engineering Quiz in Manila behind UP Diliman, the declared champion.

In a phone interview, Pantino said he expected to pass but did not think he would land among the Top 10, much more No. 1.

Father woke up neighbors

Pantino’s parents, who reside in the coastal village of Marilima, were elated by his feat. His father, Rafael, a landless farmer, went around the neighborhood, waking people up to share the good news, Pantino told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone on Thursday.

“Dala na ini ning pagtios (This was brought about by poverty),” the topnotcher said in Bicol, adding that he was motivated by a desire to improve the family’s lot, being the eldest of four children.

He said that when the Inquirer called him up, he was staying with his aunt in Laguna province to wait for money to be sent by his parents. He said he did not have enough to pay for his 15-hour bus-and-ferry fare to Catanduanes.

Second-placer Go said he prayed hard to pass the exam. He, too, did not expect to be in the Top 10.

Parents to slaughter pig

The second of seven children of construction foreman Jerry Go Sr. and his wife Evelyn of Danicop village, he planned to look for a job in Manila, along with Pantino and Rendon.

Rendon said his group of five classmates, who stayed at a boardinghouse in Sampaloc, Manila, all passed the exam. His proud parents, tricycle driver Redencio and wife Marilyn of Pajo Baguio, plan to slaughter a pig when he comes home.

The CSC administration, faculty and students are planning a motorcade and testimonial dinner to welcome the three topnotchers, who will be given cash incentives, according to CSC president Minerva Morales.

Morales lauded the topnotchers and board passers for continuing the school’s tradition of excellence.

Hardworking

Pedro Arcilla Jr., the acting dean, described the trio as hardworking students who had the determination to pass the tough test.

Others in the Top 10 in the civil engineering licensure exam were Ray-Ann Toralba Hoseña of Technological University of the Philippines-Manila (96.75 percent), fourth; Ariel Balbuena Panorel of Bulacan State University (96.65 percent), fifth; Rajiv Eldon Equipado Abdullah of UST, Elvin Bernardo Cruz of UP Diliman, Kathleene Grace Ordoña Dadero of Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Main-Sta. Mesa, Jestoni de Guzman de Leon of Bulacan State University, and Daryl Calibayan Pama of Ateneo de Davao University (96.30 percent), sixth.

Jesson James Cabael of Columban College-Olongapo City and James Pioc Lacia of UPLB (95.60 percent), seventh; Brian Esparrago Bautista of UP Diliman, Ruel Datinguinoo Catapang of Divine World College of Calapan, Eduardo de Castro Cruz Jr. of Bulacan State University, Angelo Cama Garcia of TIP-Quezon City, Jose Eguna Pagaran Jr. of UPLB, and Eldrin Costes Quiambao of UPLB (95.25 percent), eighth.

Carlo Santos Gragas of Bulacan State University (95 percent), ninth; and Loreto Cruz Paz of UST (94.9 percent), 10th.


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  • Anonymous

    I am soooo glad that topping the board exams is no longer a stronghold of schools in Imperial MetroManila. It is about time too for students to think that good education can be achieved even in far flung areas like catanduanes or sorsogon (which lately topped the mechanical engineering board exam?)! mabuhay and keep up the good work! I just hope that this is not a fluke. Oragon kamo!

  • Anonymous

    so, it is not the bigness of the institution that matters neither the student is scion of wealthy parents.
    but the quality of instruction, and the quality of enrolled students that counts
    my kudos to Fel Gianan for writing this article

  • Anonymous

    Uragon ka siguro, Bro, ano?
    bakit fluke?
    ilang beses nang mag top, fluke pa?
    visited CSC six times in three years period.

  • Anonymous

    For the CSC admin & students,

    I like the way you manage the school & students especially making them to top the board exams. Making it the top priority for the students to do today is the model for all other schools. However, please tell them also that in the actual job environments, they will be mature enough that their credentials will nnot lead to success bec it needs some softskills as well such as interpersonal relationships, english language proficiency, managerial excellency, others, that will a person go up in the ladder of management. Education must also be understood that it is a lifelong process and not the end of  means to reach success in life. Bravo kayo ngayon but another story tomorrow. God bless all.

  • Anonymous

    thumbs up CSC!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

    Kumain din kayo ng sili para mag-top kayo sa exams. Mabuhay ang lahing oragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGLSNEDTCPVQSK7NNN3TMNOUN4 royc

    KUDO’s to the top notchers !

  • Anonymous

    congrats guys! Keep it up!

  • Anonymous

    CSC is not a “little-known school”. She is one of the best Colleges in Bicolandia. The same description was also used to described Sorsogon State College who is consistently topping other engineering exams. Please correct the impression.

    • Anonymous

      @leo27, its better to be branded as “little-known school” and produce result. than those who claims to be huge but produce bad and corrupt politicians. . . . .

  • Anonymous

    Ayan mga p*ina nyong mayayabang nasa private school pa kayo at ang titindi ng mga projects nyo, tatalunin lang pala kayo ng isang pipitsuging school na wala pa nga sa Luzon yan…

    Yang mga galing nyo nadadaan lang sa lobbying ng schools nyo sa mga employer dito sa pinas kaya di tumatanggap ng wala sa top 10 engineering schools daw.

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

      Nasa Luzon ang Catanduanes dahil isa ito sa provinces ng Bicol region.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QJUD47DAPM2Y5J3AEMCE2C624 John TWT

      Catanduanes is in Luzon po. Bicol Region. Island province easternmost part of the region.

      Proud to be a Catandunganon!

      Congrats CSC!!!

      • Anonymous

        I stand corrected, kala ko nasa Visayas na sya hehehe

    • Anonymous

      wala pa sa Luzon? Catanduanes is not part of Luzon??

      • Anonymous

        catanduanes is part of luzon. it is one of the provinces comprising the bicol region (camarines norte, sur, albay, sorsogon, masbate and catanduanes).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KT4NUAWYJW4KWKWJCSA5SW7O4 Romeo

    di ba dapat pag sinabing top ten, dapat top ten lang, pero bakit more than 20 yan? Sa chemical engineering 10 students lang talaga

    • Anonymous

      its not the number of students but ranking. Ties cant be avoided. Think about this, what will you do if 20 students got the same score which turn out to be the highest mark?

  • Anonymous

    It’s not the school, it’s the student. 

  • Anonymous

    questionable na ang isang school dito sa manila if magtop sila sa bar exams 2011. sa kanila kc nanggaling ang leakage…hahaha. open secret na yan ngayon. the whole criminal law booklet na phohotocopy…laqst year sila din pinakamarami nagtop. hoy, ginawa na ninyo tradition every year magkuha leakage sa bar exams. unfair naman yan naghirap karamihan ng pag aaral un pala chiken feed lang sa inyo kc may leakage kau…PROMISE IF THIS SCHOOL WILL TOP THE BAR EXAMS THIS 2011, IBUBULGAR KO.

    • Anonymous

      ibulgar mo na, dami mo pa arte.

    • http://twitter.com/madfilipino Mad Filipino

      No need. Everyone knows you’re referring to Ateneo. Yeah, tradition nga sa kanila ang mag-distribute ng mga leaked questions sa kanilang mga students before the bar.

      • Anonymous

        pati ata cpa and medical boards exams ganun din 100 percent passing percentaage cla. all ateneo scholls in the philippines ganun. dito sa dorm namin 3 days before cpa exams namasyal cla sa cebu. all of them passed. this is the legacy of gma. with the massive corruption she perpetuated during her administration, uprightness has not been the order of the day. sa time ni marcos cya lang at cronies niya ang pwd mangurakot. pag may susuway alis agad. there was a time he dismissed all the supreme court justices coz one of them asked his co justices to lower the passing rate so that his nephew could pass. this 2011 bar exam, some examinees complained that when they recived their test booklets the covers were not crisp, a bit crumpled. well we cannot blame anyone who’d take money from this school to get leakage. it is just so disheartening that in topping the bar exams they pay not through their efforts. sobra walang konsensiya. kya pala mahal tuition sa school na yan kc cgurado pasado wala kahirap hirap. matulog lang sa hotel the nyt of the exams then voila, tomorrow at 3pm aralin na lang nla ung sagot. but God is omnipotent. in time meron din maglalakas loob ibibisto cla.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R4AYCBVY6TDRFXBTKHNWCDNMIA TOPEL

        Legacy of GMA!!! pati ba naman eto kasalanan ni Gloria???  Ha ha Ha..very funny…

  • Anonymous

    Congrats mga Oragon!  Who says that the best schools are in the big cities? Poverty really inspires us. It does not discourage us.  Plod on guys!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Wow, my Alma Mater!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ang problema sa mga employers natin dito sa Pinas, school ang tinitingnan hindi ang skill at talent. Kasi daw pag galing sa mga burgis na mga school na yan (bukod sa UP, PUP and other govt schools ha, we should be proud it is a government school pero pumapalo!), iba raw ang dating!

    Heh!

    Me kilala ako galing pa ateneo hired as Business Development Manager, ni isang business walang na develop!

    • Anonymous

      very true! lol

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LZJHFZ7NIU7SQNBJYQ6KXWRXAA ilokano

      korek ka dyan “motorcyclemama”… i am also a CE, passed the board exams in 1982 and a product of a small university (promdi)… noong nag aaply ako ng work sa manila, maraming beses kong nasaksihan na itataob lng ng interviewer ang resume pag nakita na graduate ka sa mga hindi kilalang universities… lalong lalo na ang mga promdi universities… sasabihan ka lng na tatawagan o padadalhan ka na lng ng notice… that means walang pag asa… :-)… as of now, i am proud as a product of one unknown university… medyo natupad na rin yong mga pangarap ko…. :-) :-) :-)…

    • Anonymous

      hahaha ganun…kawawa naman ang taong yan siguro nagbayad lang sa skul

      • Anonymous

        haha poor child you dont know them very well…

  • Anonymous

    I presume Mssrs. Gianan and Escandor (who wrote about Sorsogon State College) to correct this impression of “little known schools”.State colleges and Universities in the provinces may not be known in Metro Manila but it is very popular in Class C and D Pinoys in satisfying their pursuit for quality but affordable college education  It doesn’t follow that if something is not known to you personally, it is already “rare”. These colleges have been consistently contributing their shares to the pool of top-notched professionals for Bicol and “Pinas

  • Anonymous

    (correction) I presume…….. Sorsogon State College) are Bicolanos who are capable to correct………..

  • Anonymous

    Mabuhay ang Catanduanes State College!!!!!!!!!

    Mabuhay ang lahat topnotchers ng CSC!!!!!!!!

    Mabuhay ang lahat ng CSC students!!!!!!!!!!

    Mabuhay ang Faculty at school officials ng CSC!!!!!!!!!

    C O N G R AT U L A T I O N S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      wow, congrats!

  • Anonymous

    There ought to be a law that goes like this: For every graduate of a non-Metro Manila state college/university who lands in the top 10 of each board/bar exam, the budget of that school for the following year should be increased automatically by 25%.

    For example, since CSC took up the top 3 places in the civil engineering board exam and the top 7 place in the midwifery board exam, its budget for 2012 (or 2013) should be 100% higher than its 2011 (or 2012) budget.

    • http://twitter.com/madfilipino Mad Filipino

      That is just funny. You think only non-MM schools are suffering from budget cuts? All state universities, regardless of whether they are in Metro Manila or not, suffer from institutional neglect. No exception. Your proposal only highlights regional bias.

  • Anonymous

    …would anyone check…if anyone of the CE board member…link to the school or the area…just for the heck of it….but, anyways … congratulations!

    • Anonymous

      I am happy for the topnotchers and their parents.

      For the sake of curiosity, I may add something, please look closely where they took review classes.  The fact that so many did real good in the exams with very high scores obtained, it won’t be a bad idea if someone from the CSC, PRC, CHED, et al take an extra mile to determine if there is honky-ponky in the exams.

      Some of the scores are just fantastically HIGH, VERY HIGH.  Engineering, being a near perfect science or discipline is very hard.  If someone score 95% or above, he/she must have been exceptionally lucky and smart.  But, I don’t buy this so many smarts in an exams.  It is just unbelievable.

      Please review the reviewer.  There could be a connection somewhere.

      • Anonymous

        sana d mo na lang d2 cnabi yan, binabahiran mo naman ng paghihinala ang nagawa ng mga nakapasa sa board, sana sumulat ka na laang sa prc, csc o sa ched, pabayaan mo naman na lasapin ng mga nakapasa ang mga pinag paguran nila.

      • Anonymous

        CSC has proven that they produce an amazing statistic of topnotchers and board passers compared to other schools. we take pride in that. some people may wonder what these kids are doing to achieve this..although luck may have played a small part, its the SMARTS that gets the credit. just because the top 3 placers came from the same school doesn’t mean that they cheated or some “honky-ponky” went on. small school from a small province is not always equal to small minds. you’re just irked because the Davids has beaten the Goliaths once again. ALL HAIL THE SMALL PEOPLE WITH REALLY BIG BRAINS!

      • Anonymous

        pag nahiling ko ini Gintong Lahi na inia bubugtion ko ini kung mkatalam. ung sakit na an ning gareview lalo dikit sana ang imo mo. 

        noy  nagreview lang sia sila ng maigi. nxt time magaral ka din ng mabuti para makapasa ka

      • Anonymous

        patayin na yan!

      • Anonymous

        Tarantado ka kaibigan.  Hindi ka lalaki.  Wala akong school na pinapanigan.  At kung kaya mong pumatay, baka sa salita ka lamang.

        Masyado kang bastos sa iyong mga tinuran.

        Baka gusto mong makita ang hinahanap mo, kaibigan?

      • Anonymous

        gintongLahi, lasalista ka ba?  

      • Anonymous

        walangusername, hindi ako lasalista.  Maliit at mahirap ang pinag-aralan kong kolehiyo sa pagitan ng ilog Pasig at R. Magsaysay Blvd sa Sta Mesa, Manila.

      • Anonymous

        GintongLahi 8 hours ago in reply to walangusername
        walangusername, hindi ako lasalista.  Maliit at mahirap ang pinag-aralan kong kolehiyo sa pagitan ng ilog Pasig at R. Magsaysay Blvd sa Sta Mesa, Manila.

        - well said. at least wag mong ipakita masyado kung san ka galing. have some dignity kabayan.

      • Anonymous

        wag kana magtaka baka naman mas matalino lang sila sayo kaya mas mataas na ang score nila ngayon kesa nuon. nuong nag aral ka eh wala pang google ngayon meron na. pwede ba wag ka na mag sour graping dyan utak talangka ikaw eh..

    • Anonymous

      wag ka na magduda. talo lang talaga ang school mo. mag-doughie ka na lang!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBBPG4SGSURB5V5A5BBQX4HF2Y Peter

    Media should give prominent attention to engineering graduates that passed the board exams instead of lawyers. Engineers build the country, lawyers contributes to the confusion of our country with their legal acrobatics and pole dancing. Countries ruled by engineers like South Korea, Singapore, China, Thailand are progressive and prosperous  whereas the Philippines, poverty and economic dislocation of the people  is a normal occurrence as we are ruled by lawyers, in fact most of our presidents are bar-topnochers. Media should give front page attention, complete with pictures those who passed the engineering board exams.  

    • Anonymous

      yes peter, your are right,, they did not even bother to post the national passing rate of so called top University.. this they are not. they are all in common wether in manila or lower of mindano and upper Luzon, the era of high ego esteem and to say world clas school is over for them…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

        Nasa website ng PRC and list of all schools with their percentage passing. The criteria for the top ten schools is that there should be at least 50 examinees to qualify. There is merit in this kasi may ibang unknown schools who had1 examinee and he passed. That means 100% ang school, and this is by no means a basis to say na top school na yon. Although personally, I believe 50 is such a large number for this exam, maybe 30 is a good minimum.
        UP Diliman, with exactly 50 examinees passed 48, hence a 96% ave. On the other hand, UP Los Banos with about 40 examinees had one failure only with a 98% passing rate but since it had less than 50, did not qualify for the top ten schools.  

      • Anonymous

        I can’t seem to find the link where there is a statistic of school passing percentage. Can you post it?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E7SFPQFWHHEAJ4IZKPD7OYJXVM Jabba

      nadale mo peter. 1000% agree with you! engineers build, lawyers just talk hehehe! i lke your analogy of South Korea, Singapore, China, Thailand especially taiwan. i worked in that island years ago. in taiwan, engineers with phd’s from massachusetts institute of tech, caltech, stanford, yale, princeton are very common. i hope we get to that level soon.

    • http://twitter.com/Bannatzki Bennet Veloya

      HA HA

    • Anonymous

      yes correct. dapat hindi lang yung bar exam ang pinag kakaabalahan ng mg media dapat pati board exam din lalo na sa engineering. lawyers makes our country corrupt.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations CSC for helping your students bring out their bests! As for the students, poverty is never a hindrance for ones success. Determination and hard work always bear success!

  • Anonymous

    wow its good, that little know school outside metro manila manage to topple the licensure examninations, what happended to those top 5 schools, where it made you crazy when you apply for work Only “top 5 schools”, CHED should take a look how they progressin in national passing rate, rather than keeping their mouth shut not to insult the integrity of the scholl, anyways they are not all belong to TOP 500 schools in the world. KUDOS tothe elitista..,

  • Anonymous

    Go SU!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3EYXDE2GQIMQLOK4D35RDE4SA4 Philip Machika

    Nagpapatunay lang ito na wala sa ganda/popular na paaralan gaya ng nasa metro manila para maging matagumpay sa pag-aaral at manguna sa board exam. Nasa tao yon at mga guro na nagtuturo. Congrats sa inyong lahat. Sana kayo ay maging inspirasyon sa ibang mga taga probinsiya na nagsikap mag-aral para sa kinabukasan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YD3CT2BSCOJ7366EZ5YWIJD3F4 rhayy

    I am sure the tuition fee at CSC is more affordable than other Engineering schools in Metro Manila. This used to be the situation of MIT before it was sold to Yuchengco. Mapua was then excelling in all the Engineering courses and their graduates always top board exams even if the old management was not charging as high as the other universities. Talk about the current state of Mapua, they don’t even have one graduate in the top 10. But look at what they charge their students. Its high time that they should drop the name Mapua and just use Malayan. Mas bagay yata dahil walang malay kasi eh!

    • khaled mariscal

      May topnotcher ang Mapua dahil may pumapatol sa board exam. Kung wala, walang nag-exam. Kailangan ba nilang patulan yang board exam na iyan? You should know better.

    • Anonymous

      basta intsik may ari wala mangyayari pagkakakitaan lang nila yan ehhehe. kawawa naman si tomas.

  • Anonymous

    drop d name of mapua, nawala na ang ningning ng pangalan ng school.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RGQL6AL46RJZSUF7NVPD5Z5QM4 ji p

    This proves my favorite saying “Success is in yours, not in the school; Individual Power is in the student not in the library”.

    Congratulation to you and your family! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NFAQNHDTUKGAYNGODUGECKAVVM grazieller

    CONGRATULATIONS! Indeed intellectual gift does not select geography. This is not the first time that CSC produced a board topnotcher, it was Engr. Ogerio who started it all. The professors in this school are so diligent and hardworking that they really give their best efforts because they know majority of the profile of the students come from the economically-challenged families. GOD is indeed good. Thank you dear Lord!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NFAQNHDTUKGAYNGODUGECKAVVM grazieller

    CONGRATULATIONS! Indeed intellectual gift does not select geography. This is not the first time CSC topped the CE Board exam, it was Engr Ogerio who first made the history. Congratulations to the diligent and hardworking professors and the whole faculty of Catanduanes State Colleges. There are so many gems inside this institution humble enough to share their talents to the deserving students who mostly come from economically-challenged families.God is so good. 

  • Anonymous

    BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! to the board passers most especially to the three topnotchers from Catanduanes State Colleges. My congratulations also goes to their Dean, Pedro Arcilla, Jr. and the rest of the faculty staff. level up!

    This is not the first time but so many times..It’s just that only few recognizes this school.  I am just so happy for this school.  Long live CSC!

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    CONGRATS
    Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC)

  • Anonymous

    This proves that poverty is not a hindrance to success!  So long as one puts his/her heart into each endeavor, everything comes easy.  Congratulations to the three topnotchers!  Your professors and instructors are surely mighty proud of you, as I am also a college instructor.  May you find your dreams and reach your goals!

  • Anonymous

    I raised a point to review the reviewer NOT the examinees.  Because of the high scores obtained by many, I doubt they are just plain SMART, LUCKY,  or otherwise.

    It is a common knowledge about REVIEWERS having connections or access with the member(s) of Board Examiners.

    I know, because I was once an examinee too.

    • Anonymous

      @GintongLahi: I would say that when students from this school top the board exams it is true because of below reasons;
      1. Professors in CSC are very strict that they would not give you even a “pasang-awa” grade if you are not worth it.
      2. Students who can enroll in CSC are not just anybody in their high school class but already a somebody in terms of academic records
      3. Only deserving students can graduate from this school or else you will be called “eligible” to this school until you give up.
      4.  Students and professors from this school are really bright and smart

      But I have to advise graduates that it is not just your grades and your being a topnotcher that would count to be a good manager in time but it is all about your whole self that matters; wit, interpersonal skills, communications both oral and written, logic, and sometimes……………connections!  This should be in one package for you to be at the top. Parang mas mahirap pa yata eto sa board exams!

    • antonioluna

      you blame the review center because you failed miserably or low score?
      you are putting malice on the result because the topnotchers belong to poor families, i bet they don’t even have the chance to buy and fix the result.
      once in a while there will be a david and goliath kind of story, it may amaze you and you ever wondered how it happened but it happened.

      how about if those high scores obtain by many were from TOP universities will you still doubt it?

      • g219h

        Envy is one of the 7 deadliest sins.

  • Anonymous

    I do not have any intentions to take away anything from the board topnotchers.  They deserved the honor.  In fact, I am happy for their parents, many of them, despite their poor backgrounds, were able to send their children to college.  They all deserved our commendations.  I am also appreciative of their schools; they have great lines of professors.

    My point(s) of contention are the reviewers.  I know that they are the sources of anomaly.  I am requesting the appropriate agencies, i.e. Civil Service Commission (CSC – I mean the Commission NOT the Catanduanes State College!), the PRC, and the Culture, History and Education Agency, et al,  to take a look on this particular exams.   You might be delighted that I had told you so.

    • Anonymous

      maganda ang intensyon mo sir, kaso wrong venue ika nga, do not get me wrong ano, ako ay isa ring board passer, kaso yung mga puntos na cnasabi mo dapat d mo na pinarating d2, bakit d na lang natin batiin at pabayaan ang mga board top notchers at passers sa kanilang tagumpay, medyo proud din ako kasi ang mother ko ay taga virac, catanduanes, peace.

  • Anonymous

    Dagdagan pa ang budget ng mga state universities and colleges… this is a tangible proof that state education is a game (life) field leveler…

    State U’s and colleges gives great chances for the children of poor folks rural or urban…

    I say… more funds for SUC’s in the 2012 Gen. Appropriations act… and less pork to my congressional district representatives..

    I say too, more funds for public schools and public school teachers and less for military and (un)intelligent fundings.

  • Anonymous

    Mabuhay kayo, mga mabuting anak at mag-aaral! Sana’y patuloy ang inyong paghusay sa propesyonal at pansariling buhay. At, sana’y mapahusay ninyo ang inyong kapwa, sapul nang inyong sarili.

  • Anonymous

    This proves that good education is scattered all around the Philippines, and not on just few campuses (as claimed by others). Hoping that this will send message to the employers, specially to the blue chip companies, to remove this quote “preferably graduate from a reputable University such as La Salle, Ateneo or UP” as one of their prerequisite.

    Congratulation to you guys.

    of course, kudos also to the teachers. this won’t be achieved kung papatay-patay ang mga guro dito sa CSC. congrats sa lahat po diyan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

    I have a possible explanation on this phenomenon.

    Catanduanes, and also Sorsogon  State Colleges, have been producing top ten in engineering, beating big universities in Metro Manila in the individual top ten. In the school category it is already in the top ten, 4th, beating Mapua, UE, FEU and other big schools, but not yet UP and UST.

    This began in the 1990′s when  a CSC graduate topped an engineering board exam. Because of that feat they became inspired and said..IT CAN BE DONE! Because of this inspiration, they strived hard to improve. The motivation was so high. Then it  bore fruits. Some more topnothchers came by. The only disadvantage is that they became too “board exam oriented”. They are in effect reviewing their students for 5 years for the board exam. Their text books are mostly reviewers. If the only criterion is board exam, then there is nothing wrong here. They attained their goal. With the inspiration that the students have, and the increased confidence, they studied harder.

    In the meantime, students in Metro Manila are so distracted  with so many things. Professors, like in UP, are not at all concerned with board exam stuff. Students have so many extra curricular activities. Fraternities, school organizations, politics, etc. You will see them strolling at SM. You see them with their laptops, not doing school work, but on wifi, checking their latest emails and facebook entries, or playing DOTA. These activities..while their provincial counterparts are busy studying hard.

    To all provincial schools, may the feat of Catanduanes and Sorsogon serve as an inspiration and model for you to also achieve what these schools are achieving. 

    On a higher scale, may the government learn a lesson here too. That success can be attained by having a vision, working hard and not too much distractions. Maybe the Philippines can be a Catanduanes State College in the world stage, beating US, Japan, Europe, in even a small aspect of life. We can start from  there and grow bigger…one step at a time.

  • http://twitter.com/madfilipino Mad Filipino

    OK, let’s put this in perspective: The only reason this made news is because the topnotchers are from schools that are not known at all. However, any one with sense would know that having topnotchers is not a gauge of a school’s performance. Nasa passing rate pa rin yan. Every now and then, we see students from unknown schools suddenly making it to the top 10, pero di naman consistent. In other words, exception to the rule ang pagiging topnotcher nila. Accidental lang. I’m not belittling students from far-flung unknown schools, pero if you need validation of your worth, be consistent with your exemplary performance, di yung pa-tsamba-tsamba lang.

    • Anonymous

      tsamba lang ba ung paulit ulit na pagproduce ng mga topnotchers ng CSC? etong sayo ..|.,

    • Anonymous

      kabayan 4th po sa top performing schools ang CSC.. ask ka ng record sa PRC.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

    This follows up the exploits of another Bikol state college which topped the licensure exams for mechanical engineers a month or so ago.  The so-called ‘elite’ schools must not be so complacent now.  Just proves that getting an engineering degree you can be proud of can be done in the province–particularly Bicol–where the air is cleaner and the temptations are less than in polluted and decadent Manila.

  • Anonymous

    Again this is a welcome development.  Tapos na ang sinasabi na TOP universities in the Phils. If u are applyying for a job, ang mga company gusto kapag graduate ka sa UP,ATeneo,La Salle at UST. Now it will be erased in the minds of the employers.

    • Anonymous

      sana! pero uso pa rin ang kami-kami sila-sila. LOL

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZXGOTIYGZXILXZYUNQUD6P67M Gerry Voi

      hindi ako naniniwala minsan, pero na experience ko na yan dati sa pag-aapply.. Ung pag OJT ko somewhere in manila.. Kasabayan ko 2 UP Los Banos stud… BSIM stud ako ng CSC pero nagpapaturo sila sakin sa MS presentations, excel formulas and word reports.. sabi ng visor ko.. ois swerte nyo si  __Evoi taga Adamson yan.. and sabi ko hindi ma’am taga Catanduanes State Colleges lang po ako….. so no comment na lang. atleast nakapag share ako sa kanila ng kaalaman. thanks God sabi ko sa sarili ko. http://www.csc.edu.ph/topnotchers.htm

  • Anonymous

    Some questioned if I am a product of De La Salle and other stuff.  He, he, he.  I used to be a poor examinee like some topnotchers in this batch.  I also attended a much smaller college (not even a university) during that time.  I remembered we were less than ten students in a classroom in many instances.  Our college was ran by highly-skilled professors in various engineering disciplines like the CSC.  So, don’t think I came from a well known university for rich people.  I was a poor man too, NOT until I worked hard, after I became an engineer.

    My point is:  It is highly questionable to have so many passers with very high scores in an examination.  This is the point my friends.  Please read and understand it, before you post your comments. 

    • Anonymous

      Please just don’t rain on their parade my friend.  I will take their feat at face value (read, no cheating happened) since I enjoy stories of triumph after struggles.  I could be a romanticist to a fault.  But hey, just let these young kids enjoy their feats.

    • Anonymous

      To be honest, I am also astonished by that 98.05 mark although the thought that they cheated or there was a leak from the review center never crossed my mind. Instead, as one blogger pointed out, it could be the system.  It is indeed a great feat having three topnotch board passers but engineering is not about memorizing principles and math problem solving techniques.  I hope CSC’s system is not like 5 – year board exam review sessions. I hope they are also strict when it comes to the research component like thesis and projects.  

    • Ricci Santiago

      @Gintong Lahi>heto comment mo i cut and paste namin para sa iyo:

      “For the sake of curiosity, I may add something, please look closely where they took review classes.  The fact that so many did real good in the exams with very high scores obtained, it won’t be a bad idea if someone from the CSC, PRC, CHED, et al take an extra mile to determine if there is honky-ponky in the exams.
      (Ans: yes its a bad idea, trabaho ng PRC yan ang mag check ng exams, di na ang CSC at CHED. aabalahin mo pa sila. and since the results was released by PRC, it means correct at sure sila sa checking nila, 98% can be achieved, the highest rate is 100%, nag board ka dapat alam mo yan. if you want to point out review classes, it is not mentioned in the article, so lets assume their alma mater is their own review center, do you think CSC will question their own credibility? syempre hindi. )

      Some of the scores are just fantastically HIGH, VERY HIGH.  Engineering, being a near perfect science or discipline is very hard.  If someone score 95% or above, he/she must have been exceptionally lucky and smart.  But, I don’t buy this so many smarts in an exams.  It is just unbelievable.(if you dont buy it well dont. if you want to, ikaw na ang smart sa lahat. and try to question the results always. Engineering is not the only perfect science. Mahirap pa nga medicine or Bar Exam,   just a question, if its UP, Mapua or TIP ang nag top magdududa ka pa rin? if yes i apply mo sa lahat)
      Please review the reviewer.  There could be a connection somewhere.” 
      (All your arguments are mere speculations therefore it is irrelevant.)

      btw, choose the correct letter which is appropriate for word below:

      h_nky-p_nky

      a.) a   b.) o  c.)u   d.) i

      • Anonymous

        I don’t question the school, college or university in this matter. 

        I don’t favor one school from the other; and I don’t favor one rich examinees from the poor ones. 

        I questioned the high scores and number of examinees who made it exceptionally good in the exams. 

        And I saluted the topnotchers who deserved their success in this exams.  And I also commended the hardworking parents who were able to send their children to college. 

        Therefor, why is it that so many people were too emotional about that?  Is it because, I may have said something quite fishy on this exam?

        I am sure the PRC Civil Engineer Division may have read my comments on this exam.  I hope they evaluate if comments on this particular examination are worth looking for.  Remember please, I questioned the HIGH SCORES of so MANY EXAMINEES which personally, I believed is highly questionable.

      • Anonymous

        deserving ang mga nakapasa sa CE board exam. wag ka na magduda.

      • Anonymous

        sadyang magaling lang po sila kaya mataas ang rating.. un lang un ok? hindi naman gaya ng board exam ng nursing ang sa CE na very subjective. lahat ng questions sa ce exam ay talagang may exact na sagot. magaling lang talaga silang mag analyse at magcompute. un lang po un..

  • Anonymous

    From the employer’s point of view, grades, diploma, license as well as any “place” in any board exam are only good as entry credentials. It is actual work performance which will determine whether an employee will be retained or promoted later. Attitude, wisdom, trainability, creativity, perseverance are the key factors to a successful career. Well, of course, a successful career does not necessarily make a happy life. That is another matter.   

    • Anonymous

      Why not rain on their parade isn’t it?  You probably have not taken a board exam and the exuberance and joy of hurdling one. Topping the exam would be “I conquered the world” experience!  No need to remind them of what it takes to have a successful career, they have the smarts and determination to excel so career plan would be a piece of cake.

      • Anonymous

        My post was not directed to the topnotchers but more as a reminder to the large majority of “ordinary” graduates that they do not need to be topnotchers to succeed in their chosen careers. And yes, I was once a topnotcher in a board exam.

  • Anonymous

    Ito na ang trend ngayon. Nakaraan naman sa Mechl Engg. Mga eskwelahan sa Maynila hindi na pareho noong araw. Puro pera lang ang habol ng mga eskwelahan sa Maynila ngayon, hindi na tinuturuan ng mabuti ang mga estudyante. Kaya mga magulang, sinyales na ito, huwag mag aksaya ng pera para ipadala sa Maynila ang mga anak ninyo para magaral. Sa kalapit na probinsya na may matinong eskwelahan na lang pagaralin.

    • Anonymous

      tama yan marami nang magandang skul sa probinsya especially mga state univ.

  • Anonymous

    kung may duda, i-demolish na ang mga review centers… hahahahah… sources of corruption and immorality ang mga review centers…. hahahahahah…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAGAPPTEJBVTLXOGJ5OOTBLWXI Carlos I

    Langya, 21 ang nasa top ten ah. marunong b cla bumilang?

    • Anonymous

      Bumaha ng topnotchers ang batch naito.  Pag bumaha ng talangka sa palengke, mura na lang mabibili.

  • g219h

    No crabs please. Congrats to the topnotchers. Proven time and again that students not schools drive academic excellence.

  • alexfrommactan

    Given that engineering is almost an exact science (unless you deal with new technologies and research) plus the fact that logical-mathematical intelligence is one of the most common intelligence, it is not surprising that a topnotcher can come from a not well known school. (In fact a not well known statement is relative as most schools in the provinces are relatively not well known to anybody not coming from that same province. However in that province, the school could be very popular).
    In engineering board exams, the mathematical problems are the easiest questions. The much more difficult questions are the elements, as they are the items you need to memorize(i.e definition of terms, codes, etc).  The fact that the passers got very high scores means mostly likely that the questions are mostly mathematical problems.

    At any case, my congratulations to the topnotchers. It is only the beginning.Promotions and success depends on a lot of things but for these guys to achieve that feat despite of poverty could mean that they have what it takes (i.e. hardwork, determination, etc) to be successful.

    • Anonymous

      please no need to wait for the promotions. be like steve jobs…

  • Frances Deniel

    Congrats!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    Good job Engineers! You are the future nation builders of this country. Good luck!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NGO6KOQ4ERPEFI54MC6DDEJR2Y john

    during my time Mapua is the top engineering school; well, those were the days…

    • Anonymous

      eh paano binili na ni yuechengo na isang intsik. ano ba ang gawain ng intsik diba mag negosyo. paano kikita negosyong intsik diba dapat mababa lang ang overhead cost saka facility. so ngayon sa mapua wala na facility wala pa magagaling na instructor. hehehe kaya wag na kayo aral sa mapua ang ginagamit dun eh calculator ng intsik..

  • Anonymous

    Hi folks, did you noticed that most of the topnotchers are sons and daughters of farmers or coming from poor families?? Even Malcolm Gladwell, the famous author of Tipping Point and OUtliers, have noticed this trend.  His good example is the Chinese farmer who works 365 days every year in his rice paddies. Some of the best examples are Mr. Dado Banatao of Silicon Valley, the daughter of a Benguet farmer who topped the bar exam, and recently the engineering board exam topnotchers from Sorsogon and Catanduanes State Colleges. Anyway, congrats to the Kings of the Hills.

  • Anonymous

    As always, sooner or later, hard work pays off. Congratulations to all the topnotchers and the rest of the successful examinees, and, of course, to everybody who helped them. Next order of the day: landing jobs or making a go at a career on their own. On either score, hard work and tenacity to succeed will be key.

  • Anonymous

    i remember ERPI sa Recto nag leak ng exam sa Electrical Engineering….although i did not review there, I was able to get some notes and review problems from my schoolmates….and “bang on!” yung exam..5 or 6 questions parehong pareho dun sa notes ng ERPI..

    they should stop announcing top 10 or 20.. you passed the exam….. done!…no more “from what school”
    announcement…its just becoming an excuse for them to “increase” their tution fees!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to these kids. I hope that they have a wonderful future. 

    On a side note, the employers’ requirement that any applicant should come from top schools, e.g., UP, Ateneo, La Salle, has quantifiable merit since these schools implement rigid trainings with almost complete amenities, laboratory equipment, up-to-date and state-of-the-art materials and industry exposures. Also, these schools only admit students who were able to make the cutoff of their very rigorous entrance exams. It doesn’t mean that just because there was a particularly high concentration of smart students who aced the board exam, the accumulated educational experience of those in the top schools does not matter anymore. Mga bobo lang nagsasabi niyan. Mga walang alam. 

    I hope you guys get the best of your hardships and in the future I hope that you will be the movers and shakers of this country. I hope that you help this country get up on its knees. We need smart and dedicated people to run this country because in this day and age, even those who are intellectuals are easily lured and corrupted by money.

  • Anonymous

    Wow . This is beyond excellent! Kudos to the three and the other passers for doing better than named schools. Of course, their professors also deserve the praise, lest we forget that.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to these CSC board topnotchers!!!  They must have had that proud smile while they sleep.  Such an accomplishment for their teachers/reviewers also!

  • Anonymous

    bravo!!!

  • Anonymous

    Galing talaga ng mga Catanduanes!! Im proud to be born there!! Im proud of you guys!!

  • Jurel Tampadong

    Hindi ako kokontra sa mga nagsabing pwedeng dayain , bilhin ang mga board exams. Pero with these students na anak ng magbubukid , tricycle drivers at mga maralita , for sure di nila kayang magbayad ng mga ganyang halaga para pumasa , much more para mag-top. Tinutulungan ng Diyos ang mga masisipag, tapat at nagsisikap. May pag-asa ang bayan natin habang meron tayong mga matatalinong graduates na gaya nila. Maging mabuti rin sana silang inhinyero na dito magisisilbi sa ating bansa. This kind of news is a breath of fresh air.

  • Anonymous

    Well, they passed it. Others making innuendos to the contrary should present evidence. Otherwise, they should shut up and just congratulate them. 

  • Anonymous

    I am prouder than before for my fellow kababayans, tinalo pa nila Bicol University!! Yan ang positibong dulot ng paghihirap, kaya mahilig sa sili Bikolano kasi nagtitipid sila sa ulam dulot ng paghihirap, i have been there i know..
    Mga uragon talaga mga Bikolano, sulong sa pag asenso nganing dai na magtirios..magtarabang tabang kita!
    Bikol Saro kita!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7TYBQPY64Q7F6B3M5WY5PHDOM soultaker

    Natatawa ako sa comment thread dito sa article na to. I have been a product of CSC-COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING and now a licensed engineer. Dumaan po kami sa butas ng karayom for us to graduate from this course, and luckily i made it straight FIVE YEARS although i suffered with tres too. Medyo masakit sakin na may magdoubt especially from those who know LITTLE about this LITTLE KNOW SCHOOL. Kindly read the article on how many TOPNOTCHERS OUR COLLEGE PRODUCED, excluding other departments who eventually made their name in their specialization. Most of the students in CSC Engg department came from poor families, a hand to mouth existence indeed, most of us were son of farmers, construction workers. Thinking education was our last resort to save ourselves from poverty, we strived to study, being a scholar of any kind (MUNICIPAL, CONGRESSIONAL or watever). Education in the CSC is not expensive, actually its only a hundred per unit. YES, my tuition can range up to a maximum of 3500/sem. Even though the facilities were a lil bit third world, we proved ourselves that we deserve this kind of title. Wala pong leak, even sa review centers. I took two review centers (with final coaching) and to tell you, wala pong leakage. Passing or topping the board comes with perfect timing. Pano po kung sadyang ung lumabas sa board eh alam mo? Pure intelligence is not the actual basis here. BUT also with pure luck. Andami kong kilalang mga nagcum laude pero di sila nagtop NOT BECAUSE hindi sila magaling, BUT BECAUSE ngkataon na un lumabas eh hindi nila kabisado. Getting a perfect score per subject is not impossible for i got it from hydraulics. My classmate was even lucky, getting 100,100 and 65% in math,hydro and design respectively. Wag naman po natin pagdudahan ang kakayahan ng mga bata, especially and REVIEW CENTERS na pinagkautangan nmn ng lahat ng ito. Kasi weekly ang evaluation exam sa review, daily sa refresher. Nakakatawa lang isipin na may iilang tila naiinggit o sadyang di mkapaniwala na kaya ng isang taga LITTLE KNOWN SCHOOL na lagpasan ang mga PRESTIGIOUS universities in the metro.

    isa pa,

    PAG NAG TOP ba ng 1,2,3 leakage na?

    Di ba pwedeng UTAK-HALIMAW muna?

  • Anonymous

    congrats……………..

  • Anonymous

    Gogogo CSC!  mabuhay kayo!

  • juan katutubo

    PROVERBS 12:27 (NLT)
    “Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch,
      but the diligent make use of everything they find.”

    KUDOS! To CSC Topnotchers and Board Passers!

    Continue your Pursuit of Excellence!

  • alexfrommactan

    Congrats to these topnotchers. However the real test begins after the board exam so goodluck to all graduates ( topnochers or not)

    Government spending in education or state universities is one of the most useful spending. I can personally attest to that.It has a very good return of investment so it proper that affordable tuition needs to be maintained.

  • Anonymous

    congrats sa mga uragon.

  • Anonymous

    Nauri sana kamo. Maghinguha sna kamo. magigibo nio man ang ginibo ning Catanduanes State College (CSC). 

  • Anonymous

    We would like to acknowledge the achievements of the Catanduanes State College and their successful graduates and board passers. These they owed to the indefatigable efforts and superb ability of their teachers and professors who satisfied the insatiable thirst of their students to learn.

    This is proof that one does not have to go to the big cities to obtain better education. It shows that gold can be found in one’s own backyard where it is cheaper and more convenient to get. 

    We hope that the government would provide state colleges and universities in the provinces with better facilities so that the efforts of industrious and intelligent teachers combined with the students’ earnest desire for better education will help produce excellent graduates. 

    It will also help decongest big cities of too many people and too heavy traffic.

  • Anonymous

    Very proud of my batch mates and for the school also. It deserve to be called as Catanduanes State University.

  • http://twitter.com/madfilipino Mad Filipino

    The title of this article is very misleading. Catanduanes State College did not do well, much less topped, the board exams. In fact, nearly half of its students flunked. The school’s passing rate is only 69.84%. Considering that all these students got the same kind of education at CSC, then we can infer that: (1) students in CSC are of the extreme kind, the smart and the flunkers; (2) education in CSC is not standardized because if one managed to become a topnotcher, how come half of his batchmates flunked?; and (3) did the top scorers from CSC attend a review center with “insider info” of what the questions are gonna be in the exam? 

    • Anonymous

      nyahahaha inggit ka lang bleehhh..

  • Anonymous

    Well, I was challenged by some short-sighted people in this site.  It seemed they don’t understand what I had written and all they had seen were dissappointing messages because I happened to question the exceptionally high scores received by some examinees. 
     
    Being a product of an old school, I am aware that all engineering disciplines are equally hard; they are not very easy courses that a bunch of examinees could get that high scores, regardless whether they came from big or small schools, whether in Manila or in Sarangani in Mindanao.
     
    It so happened that in this present era, schools are competing for honors, genuine or bought honors; reviewers are killing each others – they connived with member(s) of the Board Examiners (with grease money of course!); and the schools – they resort to buying test questions from member(s) of the Board of Examiners and reviewers so that they could produce board topnotchers in the hope of attracting new students to bolster their enrollment.  With the help of an equally corrupt congressmen or senators, they could request for additional funds commensurate to the number and level of their board topnotchers.  Of course, there are legitimate topnotchers but there are many illegitimate topnotchers, as well.  I also acknowledged, there are many smart kababayans, especially those who came from far away provinces and of very poor families.  I know, I maybe one of them,.
     
    Cheats are rampant in this present generation.  Even the PRC was not spared from this sad predicament.  Hence, the decline of quality in our education and professional licensing agencies, such that first class countries doubted the products of our colleges and universities, like we have not experienced before. 

    Don’t tell me this is not true.  I know, I have been reading Philippines newspapers every day and I happened to be aware of this subject even while staying abroad. 

    My purpose for writing this is to help change the ugly system which is killing our image and reputation abroad.  I say abroad, because in the Philippines, believe you me – MANHID na po ang mga kababayan natin.  Besides, overseas job opportunity is the one saving our economy and country today.

    I hope the new engineers could help our people regain our damaged reputation.

    I salute our new Civil Engineers.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7QT53MP7DSG2RQYSW7XHXLG5PI john irwin

      kung talagang gusto mo mkatulong na mabago ang “ugly system” na yan at hindi para maliitin ang CSC topnotchers bakit ngayon ka lang magrereact ng ganyan? at bkit sinakto mo pa dito? kung may problema ka at nawitness mo 1st hand ang pandaraya na yan dpat sa tapat ka ng PRC nagwelga NOON pa at hindi ngayon! sa pinapakita mong behavior dpat hindi GintongLahi name mo kundi BentongLahi. Oo ang real engineering life ay hindi nasusukat sa board exam lang pero no doubt na kaya nila magadjust at mag-adapt sa new environment na tatahakin nila. Kasi marunong sila makisama at makisalamuha sa iba’t ibang tao hindi katulad mo na ang alam lang ay manghusga at manira ng kasiyahan ng ibang tao. Gumawa ka ng sarili mong blog at dun ka magkalat. ewan ko lang kung may magvisit. At kung may duda ka pa halungkatin mo mga test paper nila ikaw na magdouble check. kaso baka di mo maintindihan kasi tagalog nga di mo maintindihan equations and formulas pa kaya? geh gudluck.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HE5IJ7EL2RK7OHAZM2MQM7KESA Don

    Aim high fellow engineers…Its high time that engineers rule our country. Engineers builds our country while lawyers destroys it. For an engineer for 15 yrs like me,my only wish is that I could soon go back home to our country and find a decent job there so that my talent won’t go to waste while other countries make use of it…

  • Anonymous

    Let’s just hope that Philippine Engineering schools turn out graduates who are not only good at passing board exams but knows real engineering as well.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it so hard for some to accept the fact that the CSC top 3 placers deserved it? Why is it so hard for some of you admit or to even  recognize that these kids passed the exams without cheating? Why do you think that making great marks is the result of some “leakage”? Is it because of the humble roots and the simplicity of their lives that you assumed they’re not worth it? These kids are smart, no doubt way smarter than you since you obviously can’t accept the fact that they placed top 3 given their humble beginnings. Have faith. and let it sink in. They scored big time because they’re smart and studied well, and determined and motivated more than the rest, they did not cheat, they did not lie, they are gifted. deal with it and get it over with.

  • Anonymous

    sa mga may doubt sa performance ng CSC kasi di kataasan ang passing rate, alamin nyu muna po kung ilan ang bilang ng studyanteng nagtake ng exam. doon dumedepende ang passing rate. kahit isang representative lang ng school ang nag exam at pumasa it would be considered a high passing percentage para sa school. kAhit pa anung kontra naten sa school, yan pa din ang naturo ng mga kaalaman sa mga studyante, sa mga practical exams pa lang sa schools madami na silang natututunan kaya sa lahat ng achievements ng mga studyante palagi ng kaakibat ang kanilang mga alma mater.

    sa mga may doubt na may leakage, maraming reviewers naman ang nagrereview at lahat may aim na mag top sa board exam..how come na silang tatlo (students from CSC) ang magkasunod sunod sa ranking. kung ganun man ang mangyari, malamng madami ang nag top 1 or top 2 or makasali sa top 10. Kung naniniwala naman kayu sa suhol, alamin nyu muna kung yang mga nag top sa exam ay may kakayanang mang suhol at di na lang kumain para maibandilyo lang ang pangalan nila. pag paaral pa nga lang na nahihirapan na sa gastos, mangsuhol pa kaya. Kung ang CSC naman ang pinagdududahan nyu na mag aabot ng salapi, alamin nyu din muna ang financial capacity ng school para makipag engage sa mga gantiong uri ng transaction.

    sa mga may doubt sa rating ng mga passers, mataas man o mababa yan, lahat ng tanung sa CE exam ay may eksaktong sagot. kung marunong ka mag analyse ng problem at mag compute, talagang makukuha mo ang sagot. hindi ito tulad ng ibang exam na very subjective. may equation at formula na kelangan gamitin at hindi nag iinvolve ng ‘TRIAGE’.

    bagkus maging masaya na lang kayu na sa kabila ng kahirapan at kakulangan sa madaming bagay, na achieved pa din nila ang makapasa sa exam. kung anu mang pagpupuri ang tinatamasa nila ngayon, they deserve it because they worked for it with faith at determinasyon na makatulong sa pamilya pagdating ng panahon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZXGOTIYGZXILXZYUNQUD6P67M Gerry Voi

    Sa mga kapwa ko filipino na doubt sa school namin, Catanduanes State Colleges. Kindly research po muna tayo about sa school namin bago kayo magcomment hindi lang CE nakakasama sa Top sa board ang school namin Merun sa CPA, Nursing, Midwifery, Agri Tech and more di ko tanda kasi. Halos Majority na nag-aaral sa CSC anak ng mahihirap at simplend mamayan. Ginagapang lang ng magulang para makapagtapos sa koleheyo at para makakuha ng magandang trabaho para mai-ahon sa kahirapan ang pamilya. Lahat ginagawa namin sa pag-aaral hindi sa pagliliwalil.. FYI guys, ang school ng CSC ay malayo sa anomang commercial district or sa pinakabayan ng Virac. Pag CE ang course mo sa CSC 3rd yr college ka pa lang screening na agad yan kung di ka makakapasa di ka makakapagpatuloy makuha ang CE course na gusto mo mag shift ka na lang.  Alalahanin natin na 5 yrs course kinukuhanila pasang-awa ka naman.. hindi pwede sa CSC CE student yan. Instead na ma inspire kayo sa nakuha ng school namin.. bakit hindi mag research ung mga school nyo kung bakit na achieve ng hindi familiar at mamahalin na school ang ganito. Alalahanin nyo din na  with flying colors ang achievement ng Top 3 mula elementary hanggang high school. Masakit para sakin na produkto din ng school ng CSC ang mga none-sense at pagkainggit na paratang na yan.. Mahirap man kami pero nakakakuha naman kami ng dekalidad na Edukasyon sa murang halaga lang. Confident ako na kahit hindi familiar ang school namin di nyo makukuha sakin ang natutunan namin. hindi ko makukuha gusto kung trabaho kung hindi sa school ng CSC. salamat. Mabuhay my Beloved CSC. Congratulations. Alam nyo ba na NAtional CE quiz pa lang halos talunin na ang mga sikat at mamahaling school sa Manila ng isang di kilala at probinsyang  collegel na CSC sa Top 1.. Top 1 sa bicol Region ang CSC sa Regional CE quiz.,FYI lang po. pls do research kasi.. nakikita kung hanggang saan lang ang edukasyon nyo sa comment nyo. Be professional namn po kayo sa mga comment nyo. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZXGOTIYGZXILXZYUNQUD6P67M Gerry Voi

    Sa mga doubt po., Top 4 top performing school ang school namin na CSC sabi ng PRC ask nyo po sila.. Kung doubt pa din kayo bakit di nyo subukang mag-aral ng CE course sa Catanduanes State Colleges para masubukan nyo kung sino ang may deperensya… ung mga professor ba or ikaw? total 1 hr lang namn byahe sa eroplano from manila.. ung Cebu pacific lite fare na 499 lang makakarating ka na sa Virac, Catanduanes kung saan naroroon ang Catanduanes State Colleges.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3WSDMQFBA4QW4SCTL5HEG36FJM Mark

    i think ito ang first time na makuha ng isang school ang top three ng ce board exams or other board exams. mga taga CSC, be proud of this feat. congrats to the topnotchers and to the board passers.. keep it up… remmber well, hindi lang name ng school ang magdadala sa inyo sa pangarap na pedestal.. its about your attitude in what you are doing… good luck to all of you… 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YOC5LGAE6H7MSHLAAFKCRMQNW4 Jun Nuez

    gintonglahi…masyadong kang matapang dre…bat nagtatago ka sa pangalang gintonglahi??..ilabas mo ang tunay mong anyo hunyango para makita natin kung hanggang saan ang tapang mo..isa kang utak talangka na nagmamarunong..bgo mo ilabas ang salitang sasabihin mo eh pag isipan mo munang mabuti…bgo ka manghusga eh pag aralan mo muna ang huhusgahan mo..kung may reklamo ka sa PRC wag ka ditong magkalat..dun ka sa harapan ng PRC..magwelga ka..pa interview ka sa media para sumikat ka..ilabas mong tunay mong pangalan para makilala ka..hindi yung nagtatago ka sa isang huwad na pangalan…

  • Anonymous

    good for them. Nasa tao talaga ang gawa…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W2LRXI34TK5WFQJGSKR7JK6P2E Nancy

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work.     - Nancy Tolledo Flor BSChE



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