1The son of a rubber tapper from Dumingag town landed fifth in the recent Agriculturist Licensure Examination despite facing financial hardships in life.

Jese Naldoza, 25, a graduate of the Josefina H. Cerilles State College (JHCSC) – Dumingag Campus, garnered 88.50 percent in the licensure examination that the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) administered from November 5 to 7.

Naldoza was one of 51 graduates from the different campuses of JHCSC, who passed the recent licensure exam.

“I just did my best,” Naldoza said, noting that he prayed fervently to pass the examination and never expected to be on the Top 5.

The JHCSC was the second school Naldoza had enrolled in college after he failed to finish his studies at the Mindanao State University in Iligan City.

“I studied college at the Iligan Institute of Technology of the Mindanao State University, but after failing in some major subjects, I decided to stop and went home. I again enrolled in 2014 at the JHCSC – Dumingag campus,” he said.

He said there were instances when he skipped meals while studying in Iligan City because his parents could not send him money on time due to financial constraints.

Naldoza, who took the licensure exam along with 700 other students in this city, challenged those who have great dreams to pray to
God and study diligently.

“I’m not that intelligent, but all I asked God was to guide me every day,” he said.

Naldoza said his next dream is to have a stable job to help his family. (PNA)