Bukidnon school produces 2011 nursing board topnotcher

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 February) — A graduate of Mountain View College in Valencia City, Bukidnon topped the 2011 Nursing Licensure Examination, according to the announcement of the Professional Regulation Commission Thursday.

Jerald L. Pelayo, who is now back in his hometown Masbate City, got a rating of 86.4 percent. Closely trailing Pelayo is Linsid Angelou A. Tapongot from Xavier University with a rating of 86 percent.

Another graduate from MVC, Jierell Mae Victor Saguinhon, landed on the 9th place.

Speaking through his Facebook account, Pelayo, who described himself as “a simple creature with simple dreams in life yet loved by God,” thanked God and supporters for his success.

“This has been the utterance of our prayers. This has been our dream. This has been our hope. And now, this miracle is our shared success. This is all our victory,” he said in a post Friday afternoon.

About 17 of the 60 passers who made it to the top 10 were from nursing schools in Mindanao, including 10 from Xavier University.

The topnotchers from Mindanao nursing schools are:
1 Jerald Lalaguna Pelayo (Mountain View College – 86.40)
2 Linsid Angelou Absin Tapongot (Xavier University – 86.00)
4 Ralph Ryan Villafranca de la Rosa (Xavier University – 85.20)
6. Mark Ray Aluk Espinoza (Xavier University – 84.80)
7 Katherene Palces Batuhan (Ateneo de Davao University – 84.60)
7 Neil Dy Obsioma (Xavier University – 84.60)
8 Vincent Jerven Estose Barimbao (Xavier University – 84.40)
8 Melanie Grace Sia Go (Xavier University – 84.40)
8 Martina Aurea Malferrari Jugador (Xavier University – 84.40)
8 Carren Agnes Honrada Solidor (Xavier University – 84.40)
9 Robelen-Ann Getubig Callanta (Father Saturnino Urios University – 84.20)
9 Emman June Pahinte Rubin (Liceo de Cagayan University – 84.20)
9 Jierell Mae Victor Saguinhon (Mountain View College – 84.20)
9 Aga Años sibal (Capitol University formerly Cagayan Capitol College – 84.20)
10 Ma Cleo Guada leonil Villanel Dequito (San Pedro College-Davao City – 84.00)
10 Mariel Kris Alcantara Rael (Xavier University – 84.00)
10 Raiza Mae Gordiel Rodriguez (Xavier University – 84.00).

A total of 22,760 out of 67,095 examinees passed the examinations given on December 18 to 19, 2011 in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga. (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)