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MCNP produces top 3; marks 71.43% in MTLE

Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines (MCNP) – College of Medical Laboratory Science (CoMLS) produced a national topnotcher and a 71.43% batch passing rate in the Medical Technology Licensure Examination (MTLE) held on January 21 – 22, 2021.

Tiffany Jane Cabildo landed top 3 with a passing rate of 90.00 as the MCNP made 40 out of 56 newly Registered Medical Technologists.

Cabildo said in an interview that she did not anticipate the result and she found the examination difficult.

“After the exam di ko alam kung ano ang mararamdaman ko. Sobrang nag-da-doubt ako sa sarili ko kasi parang di ata ako aabot sa top. Nung naglalabasan ang mga tanong bakit iba yung sagot nila sa sagot ko. Then parang napa-praning ako na baka na-technical naman ako.”

“It was not that easy para sa akin, although may mga questions na parang sure ka (sa sagot), (pero) di siya madaling sagutan kasi parang pare-parehas yung choices. Napapaisip ka nalang kung ano ang isasagot mo, kasi sa dinami-dami ng binasa mo bakit yun yung lumabas. Sobrang dami naming inaaral tapos 100 items lang ang lalabas, di namin alam kung ano ang lalabas,” she added.

Cabildo said that her family and dreams in life are her reasons why she is striving so hard. Although not sure when, she also plans to pursue her Medical studies.

Along with Ms. Cabildo are 39 new RMTs listed below:

  • Alvarez, Elma
  • Aquino, Gloria
  • Aswigue, Hannah
  • Bahillo, Andrea Mae
  • Ballad, Jemar 
  • Bantoc, Freddielisa
  • Bayang, Josephine 
  • Binayug, Aziel Marie 
  • Cacal, Janice Kate
  • Calagui, Jeremy 
  • Cantor, Christene G
  • Casinto, Novie Jane 
  • Condo, Kate 
  • Contillo, Marvie
  • Corpuz, Lovely 
  • Corpuz, Mary Grace 
  • Darauay, Shylene Joy 
  • De Guzman, Sheila 
  • Delayun, Jessica
  • Dulnuan, Sarah 
  • Ebrada, Valerie 
  • Enrico, Vincent 
  • Gacias, Julie Maica 
  • Guillermo, Hana Mae 
  • Kewan, Alexis 
  • Lagua, Jayson 
  • Lagua, Jomel 
  • Mamauag, Alyssa 
  • Molina, Joanne 
  • Opilas, Jemima 
  • Orpilla, Nympha 
  • Orro, Dione 
  • Pagulayan, John 
  • Reodique, Charmaine 
  • Santiago, Nicole Sheena 
  • Tan, Trisha 
  • Tomas, Angelica 
  • Valdez, Arbven 
  • Valdez, Mark Rabven

The College of Medical Laboratory Science through the leadership of Prof. Enjay Javier, felt blessed, happy, and grateful with the performance of their graduates in the said licensure examination in spite of the challenges that they faced

When asked on their review preparation during the pandemic, Prof. Javier said that they found it difficult but they sought for alternatives and have eventually done their best to prepare the examinees.

“The review was very difficult in the part of both students and the reviewers in the very basis that this is new to every one of us to do. More so, there are students who are living in remote areas and they found difficulties to have good internet connectivity; but they have certain review notes and final coaching notes that have been reinforced to them para aralin,” said Prof. Javier in an interview.

“Yung overall ng preparation namin…we think we have done what we can do for the students to be prepared in the licensure exam and I know that they had done the same, only that the entire process is very challenging,” he added.

He also inspired and challenged the students of CoMLS through this magnificent achievement of their seniors.

“We were already able to establish the name of Medical Laboratory Science. We were able to start a good year with a topnotcher and an improving passing rate. I just hope that our students in the MLS department will look at it not only as a blessing but also as a challenge – that there is something that they need to improve and maintain,” he said.

“In as much as our consultant, Dr. Julius Capili, and the entire academic team of the college is working to improve our quality of education, I just hope that the students themselves find this inspiring to do their part,” he added.

He further explained that no matter how meticulous they are in choosing the clinical instructors that the students will have in the future, it will be useless because the ultimate burden of passing the licensures exam lies on them. They should never give up, and they should trust the process.

This is the first time that MCNP – CoMLS produces a National Topnotcher in MTLE since producing a 100% Batch Passing rate for its pioneer batch in 2016.