BLIS graduates pass professional licensure examinations

Twelve graduates of the Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) were successful in the Librarian Licensure Examination (LLE) given by the Board of Librarians this year.  The announcement was released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on September 26, 2016. The examinations were administered in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Legaspi last September 20-21, the Commission said.

The successful examinees are Nerisa Abaño, Solimar Apurado, Ma. Carmen Gumawa, Josephine Lagumbay, Jocelyn Panaguiton, Felin Paniergo, Helen Peñafiel, Romy Pineda, Teresa Porsuelo, Richel Reyes, Aida Talorong and Bethany Villarin.

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Collectively, LCC’s passing rate is 86 percent of a total of 14 examinees coming from the school, while the national passing rate is 65 percent or 738 out of 1,140 examinees nationwide. LCC Bacolod has attained a 100 percent performance rating in the LLE in 2007, 2013 and in 2015. The average passing rate for the past nine years is 76 percent against the average national passing rate of 38 percent.

LCC opened the BLIS program in 2007. To date, it is the only school in the province which offers a degree for professional librarian. It has since produced a total of 34 professional librarians now serving in various public and private educational institutions and in special and public libraries locally and abroad. It has seen an increasing enrollment in the program since and the year 2016 saw the most number of graduates and correspondingly, the most number of passers in the board examinations.

Sr. Gavina F. Barrera, OSA, LCCB President, said that LCC Bacolod is committed to providing quality education and training for Librarians in Negros. She added that the college is now working for the accreditation of the BLIS program where it can further be subjected into evaluation by an external body of experts, whose feedback will help the school improve in the delivery of the program in all of its aspects.

One of the members of the Board of Librarians, Mrs. Corazon M. Nera, who was part of the accrediting team from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) which conducted an audit of LCC’s library and other learning resource centers last January 27-28, 2016, said that the college’s facilities are well-equipped and has exceeded that minimum standards. She added that the BLIS program in itself has shown a history of good performance in the board examinations always exceeding the national passing rate. She also said that this is indicative of the quality of education that LCC Bacolod provides its students in the BLIS.

Mrs. Ma. Theresa Abellar, one of the graduates who had been working as a Library staff while taking BLIS as her second degree said that the program has cultivated in them the love of their profession with the dedicated instruction of the faculty combined with practical experiences through in- and off-campus internships. She added that having a comprehensive hands-on experience in running a library is essential in the board examinations which required a sound judgement based on practicality and the contexts of libraries in the Philippines.

Abellar also said that the in-house review courses given by the faculty free of charge also helped in the preparations for the board exam. Reviewers would also get helpful tips and notes from those that have successfully passed the examinations.

LCC’s Chief Librarian and BLIS Program Head, Mrs. Eden Q. Yong, said that in the next five years, the college is looking into offering a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. In order to get there, the college must pursue the accreditation of the BLIS program along with the continuing upgrading of the learning resources which is now increasingly taking advantage of the advancements in technology (ICT).

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25 alumni successful in June 2016 Architects Licensure Examination

The Professional Regulations Commission announced on June 29, 2016 the results of the architecture board examination held last June 24 and 26, 2016. Twenty five graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program of La Consolacion College Bacolod successfully passed the examinations. They are:

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  • Albino, Emmie Lucille Tan
  • Alegada, Patricia Marie Dominguez
  • Amechachurra, Ela Joy Tenero
  • Batiduan, Shannon Mojal
  • Coronado, Zander John Selga
  • Corral, Anthony Frederick Montelibano
  • Diaz, Bryan Jay Padel
  • Distrito, Roselyn Santa Ana
  • Ferrer, Dorothy Anne Godilano
  • Fuentebella, Maricon Saturnino
  • Gapulan, Adrian Clouie Castillones
  • Garinganao, Justine Games Villegas
  • Gonzales, Louie Jay Celo
  • Hisugan, Ryan de la Torre
  • Ledesma, Francis Joebeth Naranjo
  • Leong, Leonileda Lao
  • Mangente, Girard Kenneth Barroquillo
  • Matulac, Ericson Deseo
  • Moraca, Glen Tanguan
  • Panaligan, Ketopher Orocio
  • Ramos, Rayzel Marie Yogore
  • Suguitan, Ericka Lopez
  • Ticar, Darlene Joy Hurna
  • Trio, John Dancy Mirasol
  • Valdeviezo, Francis Cainglet
Last January 2016, 13 from LCC Bacolod were also successful in the said board examination.
All new architects from LCC School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Interior Design will be invited to the 2017 Commencement Exercises on March 25 at SMX Convention Center to receive a Plaque of Recognition.

High School alumnus placed 10th in nurse board exam

Bryan Amiel Lapore Brey, a graduate of La Consolacion College Bacolod Integrated School class of 2012, placed 10th in the Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE) held this June 2016. Brey, 20, was among the 6,183 out of 14,184 who passed the professional licensure examination. The announcement was released on June 17, 2016 by the Professional regulation Commission.

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In high school, Brey earned the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award for his active involvement in academic, co-curricular and community service programs. He served as Student Government Council President from 2011 thru 2012 and a member of LCC’s men’s volleyball team since elementary among others. In 2010, he won a Science Quiz Bee and has received honors in deportment.

After graduating from LCC, he gained admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of St. La Salle. His passion for extra-curricular activities was carried on to his college life. He became the governor of La Salle’s College of Nursing while consistently ranking as among the university’s honor students.

After taking oath, Brey revealed that he will either pursue a master’s degree in nursing or a degree in medicine.

LCCian ranks ninth in the Licensure Exam for Teachers

Bacolod City — Ma. Sahara dela Cruz Fregil, a Bachelor in Elementary Education graduate, is among the ninth placers in the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET) held last March 20, 2016. The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) posted the results on May 19, 2016.

With a rating of 87.60, Fregil is the only placer from the region in the most recent LET.

The Board for Professional Teachers announced that 12,128 elementary teachers out of 42,739 examinees (28.38%) and 18,810 secondary teachers out of 53,090 examinees (35.43%) successfully passed the LET.

An active student leader during her college days, Fregil received numerous awards including the Academic Excellence Award, which she received during the 69th Baccalaureate Commencement Exercises held on March 28, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center.

Fregil was also the 2014 Model Student recognized by the School of Sciences, Liberal Arts and Teacher Education. In 2015, she was awarded the Best in Oral Research Presentation during the Research Week at LCC Bacolod.

She was a volunteer electives teacher in educational programs and projects that provide greater access to education for children from economically poor backgrounds like LCC’s Mother Rita Barceló Night High School and the Klasmeyts for Kids, while being a staff writer for The Ripples, LCC’s official student publication.

After taking the professional oath, Fregil plans to continue volunteering.  She said she’s very thankful to her teachers and friends at LCC Bacolod whom she shared the notes and materials she used for the review. “I had little time to prepare that is why I never expected this blessing. But with the help of my school, LCC Bacolod, and the unending support from my teachers and friends, I was able to review well despite the limited time” she added.

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