A graduate of West Visayas State University (WVSU)-College of Agriculture and Forestry Lambunao Campus made it to the Top 10 in the Forester Licensure Examination released by Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Wednesday.
Leizel Baron, 24 of Brgy. Cubay, San Dionisio, Ilolo has been in the Top 6 with 84.75
Baron, who is the youngest among the 12 siblings said, she is very happy and emotional when she learned that she did not just pass the examination but she also made it into the top 10.
Prior to her present course, Baron has been enrolled in BS Education at the said school but she did not pursue her course due to poverty however, a scholarship was offered to her by the school which pushed her to shift to BS Forestry.
Baron used to work as machine operator at a laundry shop, secretary in an electronic shop in Manila and as household helper in Iloilo.
Baron is among the 638 examinees who took the examination administered by the Board
for Foresters in two cities of Manila and Davao this month but only 189 had passed.
Passing rate this year, however, is higher compared to last year’s rate with 166 passers out of 440 examinees who took the licensure examination.
In Western Visayas, aside from Baron, eight others from the same school passed the examination while two are from Aklan State University.
The eight who graduated in WVSU- College of Agriculture and Forestry Lambunao Campus were identified as Airde Jay Caserial, John Carlo Legada, Ian Casumpang, April Erael, Faith Hope Palestra, Jory Provido, Sunny Boy Sargento and Sara Jane Silomenio. IMT