ILOILO City – The top graduate of Central Philippine University (CPU) in Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) ranked No. 4 in the recent licensure examination for medical technologists.
The 21-year-old Daryl Jasyl Lim Cañon of Barangay Poblacion West, Oton, Iloilo told Panay News he was overwhelmed.
“Ang family members naghinugyaw kag tumbo sa kalipay,” he revealed.
Cañon posted a rating of 90.40 percent. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the exam’s results on March 19.
“Seeing my parents work hard drove me to study hard,” said Cañon.
His mother Melanie is a nurse at the Western Visayas Medical Center while his father Daniel Jasyl is a marine engineer who opted not to work overseas but stay here and drive taxis so he could be near his family.
Cañon is CPU’s first summa cum laude in Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.
“We are very grateful upon hearing the name of one of our graduates as Top 4 in the medical technology licensure examination,” said the dean of CPU’s College of Medical Laboratory Science, Ma. Corazon Perucho Porras.
The feat was not surprising, she said.
“The student himself had a very good academic record. He was very consistent from the very beginning. He was at the top of his class,” said Porras.
Cañon was a CPU scholar from first year college until he graduated.
“As parents nalipay gid kami,” said Cañon’s mother Melanie.
No, they did not put any pressure on their son.
“Siling ko, ang imo mga contenders damo na, so indi ka mag-expect nga madala ka gid sa top. Okay lang nga makapasar ikaw,” Melanie recalled telling her eldest son.
According to Cañon, he may proceed to medical school in the hope of becoming a doctor.
A total of 2,801 examinees out of 4,092 exam takers passed MedTech the board, PRC data showed.
CPU’s overall performance rating was 66.67 percent – of its 36 MedTech graduates who took the exam, 24 passed.
The board exam was administered in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga early this month.
Here’s the list of the Top 10 passers:
* John Steward Buenavista Alberto of Cagayan State University – Andres Campus (91.10 percent); Zairah De Leon Monjardin of Far Eastern University (FEU) – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (91.10 percent)
* Kristine Cher Calambro Abril of Trinity University of Asia (Trinity-QC) (90.80 percent)
* Prince Reneir Angeles Malacaste of the Our Lady of Fatima University-QC (90.70 percent)
* Daryl Jasyl Lim Cañon of CPU (90.40 percent)
* Niczon Miranda See of FEU (90.20 percent)
* Aaron Terence Dela Cruz Ibe of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) (90.10 percent)
* John Spencer Bernardino Tañalas of the Adventist University of the Philippines (89.80 percent)
* David Jameson De Leon Cañeso of UST (89.20 percent)
* Ina Desiree Lacno Mamuag of the University of Baguio (89.10 percent)
* Graciela Mariel Quintos Cabreros of Saint Louis University (88.90 percent)
* Ryan Jay Lumaoang Lomboy of Cagayan State University- Andrews Campus (88.90 percent)./PN