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December 04, 2019 - 05:28 am


Paul John M. Pangilinan, TOP 1 (2019 Agriculturist Licensure Examination)

The Central Luzon State University-College of Agriculture (CAg) graduate, repeated history for the fourth time by producing a graduate who placed No. 1 in the 2019 Agriculturist Licensure Examination administered last November. Mr. Paul John M. Pangilinan, Soil Science major, obtained a rating of 89.67%.

            Mr. Pangilinan is the fourth ‘Top 1’ produced by the CAg. A native of Jaen, Nueva Ecija, he is currently a faculty of the College of Agriculture teaching courses in Soil Science.

Mr. Pangilinan who hails from Jaen, Nueva Ecija graduated cum laude with a GPA of 1.73 in June 2018 as a Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (DA-ACEF) scholarship grantee.

Marc Louie F. Barnachea, TOP 6 (2019 Agriculturist Licensure Examination)

            Another CAg graduate landed in 6th place with a rating of 88.33%. He is Marc Louie F. Barnachea, Animal Science major, who hails from Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya. He shared the same spot with five other examinees, one from Benguet State University, three from University of the Philippines-Los Baños, and one graduate from Pangasinan State University-San Carlos City.

            Pangilinan and Barnachea are among the 248 out of 354 examinees from CLSU who passed the recent ALE giving the university a passing rate of 70.06% which is higher than the passing rate of 66.90% (97 out of 145) last year.

            Moreover, this year’s passing average is way above the national passing rate of 41.05% (5,538 out of 13,492).


Mr. Pangilinan and Mr. Barnachea (6th and 5th from right, respectively) were presented during the Flag Raising Ceremony last December 2 at the CLSU Multi-Purpose Gym. Joining in photo are Dr. Tereso A. Abella, CLSU President; Dr. Fe L. Porciuncula, Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training; Dr. Cheryl G. Ramos, Vice President for Administration (7th, 8th, and 9th from right, respectively); Dr. Renato G. Reyes, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Ernesto A. Martin, Dean of College of Agriculture (3rd and 4th from right, respectively); and some faculty members of the College of Agriculture.