Since we can’t give medals like the ones pictured above (courtesy of the North American Indigenous Games) to our fellow Igorots who topped professional board exams, the next best thing is to include them in our List of Achievers. Those listed here are taken from the website of the University of the Cordilleras/Baguio Colleges Foundation (UC-BCF) and from news reports released by the Professional Regulations Commission for board exams conducted in 2006. Unless the school is indicated, the topnotcher is from UC-BCF.
Kriston Kimbungan, Criminology, CCDC*, 2006
Arthur Gubia-on, Criminology, 1999
Jaime Bawagan, Criminology, 1993
Sonia Aplosen-Daoas, Education, 1976
Hilda Dongail-Tadaoan, Education, 1955
Pinky Deligen Egan, Radiology, 2004
Mark Sang-an, Civil Engineering, 1960
Dorotheo Aligo, Mining Engineering, Adamson Univ, 1984
Wilaine Grace Pis-o, Accounting, St. Louis Univ, 2006
Jeronnie Fartingca, Criminology, Univ of Baguio, 2006
June Diwag, Criminology, 2006
Darwin Mang-usan, Criminology, 2004
Chester King-eo, Criminology, 1997
Jacqueling Tudlong, Sanitary Engineering, 1996
Theodore Ged-ang, Civil Engineering, 1994
Melvin Omotoy, Civil Engineering, 2006
Daisy Begawen, Criminology, CCDC, 2006
Rex Banggawan, Accounting, University of Baguio, 2006
Rhodora Debnas, Sanitary Engineering, 2002
Chelina Atiteo Saganib, Optometry, Pines City College, 2006
Meshack Macwes, Criminology, 2006
*CCDC stands for Cordillera Career Development College.
As explained in our first post on Igorot topnotchers, the people listed here were picked for inclusion mainly because they have Igorot/Igorot-sounding surnames. Hence, we may have missed those who have non-traditional Igorot surnames and we may also have included people who are actually non-Igorots. In other words, in terms of Igorotness, we cannot vouch that this is 100% accurate he he.
At any rate, we congratulate those who made it to our List!