On passing the September 2017 licensure exam for teachers

On passing the September 2017 licensure exam for teachers
After over two months of waiting, the results of the licensure exam for teachers (LET) held last September 2017 was finally released this November 27. And with God’s grace, I was among the 49,626 who passed from 107,020 examinees (the passing rate is 46.37%).
Without a doubt, this is not only a major achievement for me – it is also a life-changing one. There is so much backstory that I would like to share with you, and I will very soon.

For now, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who helped me here. Above everybody else, there’s Lord Jesus Christ. I know many among you will find this very uncharacteristic coming from me, but I truly mean this.

The past five months had been the most daunting for me as far as my professional life is concerned. In fact, I was so scared of failing the board exam that up until a few days before the test, I considered not even showing up at all. But He never left me. He gave me the courage to keep on battling despite the challenges – even at my lowest points. Indeed, in all things, You shall be glorified.

Also, I’d like to thank Mama. Throughout the challenges I faced this year – not getting renewed by DepEd QC, health issues, etc., you were there silently giving me support. It is my heart’s eternal desire to always make you happy and proud.

september 2017 licensure exam for teachers results
I passed the September 2017 licensure examination for teachers

At this point, I would like to thank those people who helped me through this journey. First, my great mentors at the Technological Institute of the Philippines-Quezon City who guided me last school year when I was enrolled in their Teaching Certificate Program (TCP): Dr. Brenda Corpuz (Dean, College of Education), Dr. Arcillas Joy (Dean, College of Arts), and Sir Jorge Lituanias Mayordomo. Of course, a shout-out too to Mr. John Pete Sarabia, the school’s registrar, for helping me with my transcript. This won’t be possible without you all, and for that, I’ll forever be grateful.

I’d also like to thank Mrs. Josephine Miranda, my former boss and Department Head for English at the Batasan Hills National High School (BHNHS), for being supportive of me when I was still there. I will always have fond memories of my stay there, especially thanks to my former students and colleagues.

Virtual hugs too for my former DepEd colleagues who have been with me through the difficult last six months, Majocelyn Enriquez, Patricia Sajorda, and Corina Rivera Verdon, as well as my former TCP classmates Maylene Baban, Carla Mae Valdez Leano, and Teresa Tecson. You made this tough journey so much more fun!

I also have in mind my former teachers and professors at Juan Luna Elementary School, Ramon Magsaysay High School-Manila, and the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Kayo ang dahilan kung bakit ko ginustong maging guro. Whatever I am now, and whatever I will be in the future is partly because of the way you molded me. Lastly, thank you for my friends, students, acquaintances, and readers of The Filipino Scribe who’ve never stopped believing in me! Inspirasyon ko rin kayo.

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The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the Philippines-Diliman last 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from the same university back in 2010. His area of interests includes Philippine journalism, history, and politics as well as social media. Know more about him here: https://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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