By Edmer D. Bernardo and Kisia Mae A. Gente
With a rating of 86.25%, Jean Margaret G. Badong of the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (CFAS) topped the 2022 Licensure Examination for Fisheries Professionals administered by the Professional Regulatory Commission in 12 cities around the country on October 6 and 7.
Badong shared the top spot with a UP Visayas graduate. They bested 1, 954 other examinees from all over the country, including another BS in Fisheries graduate of ISCOF, Ferla Pearl O. Palomar who ranked 10 with a rating of 83.75%.
With their performance in the October examination, Badong and Palomar joined CFAS’ Hall of Topnotchers: Rico Ian D. Toong (rank 2, year 2019); Robinson S. Amihan (rank 3, 2019); Regino R. Regpala (rank 5, 2018); Ma. Concepcion S. Sibonga (rank 7, 2018); Marivic S. Besen (rank 9, 2018); Jomel S. Limbago (rank 4, 2017); Bherra Grace B. Bontigao (rank 10, 2017); Karen D. Barsales (rank 7, 2015); Marjorie C. Alojado – Villanueva (rank 7, 2011); and Robin P. Escriba (rank 9, 2007).
The national passing percentage for the 2022 licensure examination is 36.42%, and that of ISCOF is 65.00% (26/40).
ISCOF was recognized as High Performing Institution in Fisheries Technologist Board Examination in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and for seven consecutive years, ISCOF has been a CHED Center of Development in Fisheries, a Provincial Institute for Fisheries (CHED-NAFES), and a Delivering Higher Education Institution in fisheries graduate program.
“Quality instruction produces quality graduates”, said President Nordy D. Siason, Jr. of the board exam results.