‘This one’s for my brother’

Immae Lachica 11/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Belle Frances Timosa of the University of San Carlos (USC) is among the topnotchers from Cebu in the recent October 2019 Psychometrician Board Exams. Timosa finished second place with a rating of 86.20 percent. Read: Cebu…

Nursing topnotcher’s recipe for success: Study hard, pray harder

Immae Lachica 06/25/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—For Ana Bea Carmille Herrera, preparing for the June 2019 Nursing Licensure Examination was very exhausting. But she persevered and prayed—a lot. This is what she believes helped her pass the exams with flying colours,…

A son’s promise: The journey towards topping May 2019 CPA board exams

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A deathbed promise fueled his journey to success. Jacob Rizada, 22, was on his fourth year in college when he vowed to his father, Anecito, before he passed away that he would top…

MHAM hosts 228 new physicians’ oathtaking in Cebu hotel

Gresheen Gift M. Libby 05/09/2019

  CEBU City, Philippines — For the fifth time in a row, the Mathias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine, Inc. hosted the oathtaking for the new physicians in Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino. At least 228…

Bar topnotcher on 24/7 library: It provided me a safe quiet place to study

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bar topnotcher, new Lawyer Marcley Augustus Natu-el, has expressed his gratitude to the  24/7 Cebu City Public Library (CCPL), adding to the number of topnotchers, who attribute part of their success to the…

Cebu City to recognize late traffic czar Darza on 82nd Charter Day celebration

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The late Samuel “Sammy” Darza, Cebu City’s traffic czar, will be posthumously recognized by the Cebu City government during the celebration of the city’s 82nd Charter Day on Sunday, February 24 at the…

A room full of dreams: Architecture exams Top 1 Justine Lei Ramos’ key to success

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 02/03/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines–A room covered with notes and review materials became the personal sleeping space of Architect Justine Lei Germino Ramos before she topped the recent Architecture licensure examinations. This was revealed by her brother, Sean…

Topnotcher offers success to late pa, eyes teaching stint

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio USJ-R Journalism Intern 09/11/2018

RESPIRATORY THERAPY board EXAMS She planned to teach in the school that helped her top the Respiratory Therapy Board Examination and to consider her mother’s wish to continue her studies to become a medical doctor. Megan Ashley…

Respiratory Therapy exam topnotcher offers achievement to deceased father

Delta Dyrecka Letigio USJ-R Journalism Intern 09/11/2018

A daughter of one of those passengers who perished when Princess of the Stars capsized off Romblon in 2008 is this year’s topnotcher in the Respiratory Therapy board examination. Megan Bartido, the topnotcher, offers what she has…

Sweet vindication for this Bar topnotcher

Carla P. Gomez 04/26/2018

A “redemption.” This was how Mark John Simondo, 31, and a graduate of the University of St. La Salle- Bacolod described his achievement of topping the 2017 Bar Examination with a grade of 91.05 percent. “I did…

2016 Topnotcher: Success measured by purposeful life

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/25/2018

ONE YEAR AFTER BAR RESULTS As the results of the 2017 Bar exams are scheduled to be released today, Karen Mae Calam, the University of San Carlos(USC) graduate in Cebu City, who landed the top spot in…

Mechanic’s son on top 3 of electrical engineers’ exam

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/08/2017

Daryl Arizo, 21, was playing chess at home in Barangay Damolog, Sogod town, when he received a call from a friend on Thursday that he made it to the top 3 of the Registered Electrical Engineers (REE)…

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