In the past two years MSUIIT topped the Metallurgical Engineering board exams, thus expectations are high for Silao and his classmates. Rightly so, Silao who graduated Summa Cum Laude and honored as Class Valedictorian of batch 2017-2018, did not fail his mentors and the whole Institute.
Silao, whose rating is 88.60%, bested the other 67 examinees as per Professional Regulatory Board (PRC) announcement. Five other COET of MSUIIT graduates belong in the top ten, namely: Top 4 – Angelica B. Alvizo (83.55%); Top 5 – Glide M. Espina (83.40%); Top 7 – Jerald Mark M. Gestupa (83.15%); Top 9 – Aljon Rey A. Lagayada (82.30%) and Top 10 – Yanno-Ray M. Cahiles ( 81.60%).
MSUIIT is now on its three-peat in topping the Metallurgical Engineering Examination.
The MSU-IIT College of Nursing (CON) ranked fifth among top performing schools of Nursing in the Philippines in the recently-held Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) given by the Board of Nursing through the Professional Regulation Commission on November 25-26, 2016 with 72 passers out of 74 takers, equivalent to a 97.30% performance rating. The national passing rate for the November 2016 NLE is 47.73%.
The top performing schools had 50 or more examinees and with at least 80% passing percentage. The MSU main campus’ College of Health Sciences is also 8th in rank with 88.24% passing rate.
Jubelle May A. Sipalay, a cum laude graduate from the CON Batch Ange de Chevet 2016 took 7th place with an 85.20% rating.
The other board top passers were from St. Louis University, University of Sto. Tomas, University of the Philippines- Manila, La Salle University, New Era University, Xavier University, Central Philippine University, and the Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation.
Since 2008, the CON has almost consistently produced topnotchers for the NLE: 6th place in June 2008 (Anna Mae Trinidad and Rachel Mae Daigdigan); 10th place in June 2009 (Jan Igor Galinato); 10th place in June 2012 (Denim Maghanoy); 7th place in November 2014 (Laidy Aizahlyn Angod); 4th, 7th, and 9th place in November 2015 (Stephanie Pangilinan, Joahna Jean Jabao, and Krishia Kamille Tan, respectively). The college has also occupied various spots in the top performing schools for NLE in the past years.
The recent NLE results were released 12 working days after it was conducted and 6,836 examinees made it out of the 14,322 who took the board exam in Manila, Baguio, Davao, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga. Batch Ange de Chevet took the examination at Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City.
The University of Sto. Tomas and Benguet State University –La Trinidad are the top 1 performing schools with a 100% passing rate, St. Louis University is at top 2 with 98.94% passing rate, Mariano Marcos State University- Batac and Southern Luzon State University-Lucban are in the top 3 and top 4 slots, respectively.
The MSU-IIT’s Electrical Engineering (EE) once again proved its excellence having garnered a 100% passing rate in the September 2016 Electrical Engineering Licensure Board Exam given by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).
20 EE graduates took and passed the licensure exam given on September 2-3, 2016 at PRC Testing Centers in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi and Lucena.
Out of the 4,115 examinees, only 2,817 passed the exam making the national passing rate at 68.46%.
This is the fifth consecutive time that the EE has obtained a perfect passing rate in the licensure exam beginning September 2014. The EE board exam is conducted in April and September every year.
by Sittie Noffaisah Pasandalan, College of Arts & Social Sciences
Dr. Myrna Sillero-Mahinay of the Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) is this year’s recipient of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Outstanding Chemist.
Mahinay will receive the award during the PRC Awards Night on June 22, 2016 at the Fiesta Pavilion of the Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila.
Mahinay who finished her BS Chemistry from Silliman University also placed ninth (9 th ) in the 1986 Chemist Licensure Examination given by the PRC. She finished her M.S. Chemistry from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from James Cook University in Australia where she specialized in Inorganic Chemistry. She was awarded two Postdoctoral fellowships at the Ozaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience in Japan by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and at the University of Miami in Florida, USA by the FULBRIGHT Advanced Research Award.
A sought-after expert in her field, Mahinay was commissioned by the Senate Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources in 1997 to assess mercury pollution in Mt. Diwalwal. The results of her research led to stricter implementation of policies and relocation of affected inhabitants out of Mt. Diwalwal’s vicinity. Mahinay’s researches have been published in scientific journals and presented in local and international conferences most notable of which are her studies on heavy metal analysis and its effect on living organisms.
Mahinay has been with the Institute since 1978 and specializes in Inorganic and Bio-Inorganic Chemistry. She is also one of the mentors of the Asian Institute of Management’s Mindanao Bridging Leadership Program.
In the Integrated Chemist of the Philippines’ webpage, Mahinay is described as a “well-rounded person: a passionate educator, a dedicated researcher, and an active enabler.”