CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela: The Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) for secondary education held in September this year was topped by Roslyn Vea Damasco, a native in this city and graduate of Bachelor of Science in Education-Major in Special Education and Minor in Mathematics at the University of the Philippines Diliman.
A consistent honor student during her elementary and high school years, Damasco garnered a 93.40-percent passing rate in the LET to share the number one spot with Vincent Bayawa of Cebu Normal University.
Damasco graduated magna cum laude at UP Diliman in 2019. She received the news on her 23rd birthday on Monday.
“I’m happy, blessed, grateful, overjoyed,” she said.
She said she found the examination very difficult, and ” there was a thought that I will not pass, but God is so great.”
Meanwhile, Czendra Faye Compares of Tuguegarao City scored 93.20-percent passing rate to share the number two spot with Cherish Ivy Fabricante of UP Baguio City.
Compares finished her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Major in Biology at the Cagayan State University-CSU Andrews. She teaches high school at the St. Louis University-Tuguegarao to help earn income for the family. Her father works as a government social worker and her mother is a housekeeper.
“I am surprised. I did not expect to be among the topnotchers,” she said in a Facebook post.
She feared not of flunking the examination but of possibly getting infected with Covid-19 when she took the examination.
Another Region 2 examinee, Devin David Despe Dumlao of Jones, Isabela, garnered a 92.40 percent passing rate. He ranked fourth in the list, tied with Kenneth Alfonso Regis of University of Mindanao-Davao City.
He is a product of the Our Lady of the Pillar College in Cauayan City.