Four Atenean undergraduates qualified for the top 10 passers in the Professional level of the Region 11 Civil Service Exams last August 6, 2017.
Fifth year BS Accountancy Kate Glizelle Samsona finished the exam with a ranking of 87.89% and was ranked top five along with Accountancy batchmates Regine Cerbolles (Top 6) and Jaeson Ulangkaya (Top 9). 4th Year Accountancy student Justin Ceasar Sabornido rounded out the list, scoring 87.64% and ranking as the top 10.
In an interview, Kate Samsona shared that she was shocked with the results but was nonetheless happy about it.
“I dedicate this unexpected success to my parents and my teachers who taught me my entire life. I know that my teachers want their students to move forward in their lives and achieve happiness. Happy Teachers Day!” added Samsona.
Justin Sabornido also shared that he did not expect and was surprised about the results.
“It came as a surprise to me, it was truly overwhelming. I was very happy and it will always be a memorable moment for me. As for preparations, I was able to review only the basics and I relied heavily on my stock knowledge,” he shared.
For Jaeson Ulangkaya, the exam was hard especially the English portion. He did not expect to be a part of the top 10.
“Nashock ako sa results kasi natulog lang ako ng maaga the night before the exam. Ang midnset ko lang is maka 80 ako and okay na,” Ulangkaya added.
Regine Cerbolles, on the other hand, was confident about the exam since she knew what types of questions would come out.
“I feel truly blessed. I didn’t have any special preparations kasi busy ako sa school pero I felt assured kasi I knew what types of questions would come out,” she added.
The civil service exams consisted of vocabulary, grammar, paragraph organization, reading comprehension, analogy, logic and numerical reasoning which were both in English and Filipino.
The exams are open to all Filipino citizens aging at least 18 years old and above and is a requirement to be able to work in the local government positions.
Career Service Subprofessional Exams
Multiple Ateneans also headlined the the Subprofessional exams which consisted of the same subjects in the professional levels except the analogy and logic tests which were replaced by spelling and clerical operations.
3rd Year BS Accountancy Louise Jayne Española achieved the Top 1 spot with a rating of 86.29%. During interview, she shared that she was elated to have known that she had the highest score in the said exam.
“Honestly, Im very humble about it kasi di ko man din giexpect. I took the exam hoping for the best and humbling sya for me kasi it made me realize na lahat talaga tayo talented,” she added.
Along with Española were, Third Year BS Mechanical Engineering Irvin Fermar Cabanial, Fifth Year BS Human Resource Management Glewelyn Castillo (Top 6), Fourth Year BS Accountancy Coleen Pioquinto (Top 7) and Fourth Year BS Accounting Technology Donna Faye Kaytes Sua (Top 9).
In an interview, Seventh placer Coleen Pioquinto shared that she was very happy with the results.
“I felt very happy when the results were posted and even happier when I knew that I was part of the top 10. It was unexpected because I just rested the night before the exam,” she shared.
Their certificates of eligibility will be released on October 17 & 18.