CLSU grabbed the Top 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 in the Agriculturist Licensure Exam (ALE) administered by the Professional Regulation Commission last April 25-27. They are Merie Joie Nable Magno – 1st placer (7th from left), Kier Gumangan Santiago – 2nd placer (6th from left), Dan Charlie Joy Camara Pangilinan – 3rd placer (5th from left), Dianne Abergas Gabriel – 9th placer (4th from left), and Casimiro Cacayan Lalugar, Jr. – 10th placer (not in photo), respectively.
The topnotchers pose with university President Tereso A. Abella (1st row, 4th from right), Dr. Cheryl G. Ramos (2nd from left) - VP for Administration, Dr. Melissa E. Agulto (3rd from left) - VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Edgar A. Orden (3rd from right) - VP for Business Affairs, Dr. Fe L. Porciuncula (2nd from right) - VP for Research, Extension and Training, Dr. Ernesto A. Martin (right) - Dean, College of Agriculture, and some faculty and staff members of the College of Agriculture.
A total of 156 CLSU graduates passed the exam registering an overall passing percentage of 59.77%. The first timers obtained 62.61% passing (139 out of 222).
On the national level, 927 passed the licensure exam (out of 2,938) giving a national percentage rate of 31.55%.