- A factory worker daughter landed on the third spot in the Chemist Licensure Board Examination topnotchers
- Danie Mae D. Ybañez was overwhelmed and surprised when he learned about the good news as she was not expecting herself to be one of the topnotchers
- Danie graduated as Magna Cum Laude in the University of San Carlos
When parents who work hard to provide for their children's education considers the diploma as the best gift they could ever receive, Danie Mae D. Ybañez gave so much more.
Danie's mother works as a factory worker and was definitely having a hard time providing financial support for her education. Yet, the Chemistry student managed to conquer the adds and finish her studies. She graduated as the Magna Cum Laude in the University of San Carlos, and even in her surprise, she ranked 3rd in the recent Chemist Licensure Board Examination.
Danie said: “I was wiping my tears when I was inside the jeepney, and (I was) feeling overwhelmed (with emotions).”
The achiever student was one of the 1,019 examinees who took the board exam and she was the only topnotcher from Cebu. She got an amazingly high average of 90.75 percent.
According to her, she was not expecting the good news at all as she found out about it while she was riding a jeepney on her way home from a prayer meeting. She then confirmed the news and checked the website of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on her phone.
On first look, she was not able to see her name on the list but when she reviewedit, she spotted her middle name on the list of the top 10 passers and saw her middle name on the third spot.
According to her, she really wanted to become one of the topnotchers, yet, she was not expecting anything. The moment she learned about it, her emotions overflowed with joy.
Considering herself as a self-taught student who learned mainly through reading books, she gave an advise for the next batches of examinees: “Knowledge is a step by step process. You can’t acquire knowledge overnight. It takes years to develop diligence and love on what you take. I believe that in order to succeed, there is passion and love of what you do.”