Jonathan A. Langbayan, 19 years old, ranked third among the 3,928 who passed the Licensure Examination for Criminologist administered nationwide by the Professional Regulation Commission on April 27-29, 2016. From the 16, 435 examinees, only 23.90% passed the exam.
Langbayan is a graduate of MPSPC- Bontoc Campus; he finished BS Criminology with an award of Best in Auxiliary Services given during their Internship Closing Ceremony on October 2015. He was a Dean’s Lister and a consistent class top-rank; and a varsity player of Sepak Takraw during his college years. He was also crowned Mr. MPSPC Campus Personality2014.
The new pride of MPSPC is the son of Mr. Eugenio B. Langbayan, farmer, and Mrs. Julita A. Langbayan, Palitod Elementary School principal. He was raised at Palitod, Paracelis, Mountain Province. He graduated elementary at Palitod Elementary School and finished secondary at Palitod National High School. Jonathan is the last child among the six children of which two of his brothers are also Criminology graduates of MPSPC.
In a phone interview, Langbayan mentioned that his achievement is dedicated to his family who motivated and supported him fully. He also wanted to extend his gratitude to the whole MPSPC family; to the Criminology Department faculty members, most especially to Mr. Dario Guinayen for his inspirations. He is also thankful to the University of the Cordilleras where he reviewed, including all the lecturers and coordinator.
Langbayan wishes to inspire the Criminology students to do best in their studies. His message is in agreement to the words of Mr. Jonathan Canilang when he said, “College years is the best foundation to become a topnotcher. We only take the board examination once so we must give it all our best.”
It can be recalled that Mr. Jonathan Canilang is top 1 during the October 2011 Licensure Examination for Criminologist and Ms. Florida Loya ranked 13 during the October 2006 exam.
Mountain Province State Polytechnic College has a passing rate of 45.70% which is higher than the national passing rate of 23.90%. There were 76 first time examinees from MPSPC of which only 52 passed; while 7 passed from among the 75 examinees who repeated the exam. According to the Criminology Department faculty members, the repeaters are seen to have continuously contributed to the number of flankers, thus pulling down the school passing rate. To address the problem, the faculty members appeal to repeaters to enroll in any review centers before taking the board examination again. /Kaplaan P. Lafadchan