A faculty member at the College of Agriculture-Department of Crop Protection and CLSU alumna (MS in Crop Protection, 2005) landed first place in the Agriculturist Licensure Examination (ALE) given by the Professional Regulation Commission last July 7-9.
This gives Mrs. Rosalie Laguitan-Galang all the reasons to sport the smile noted for Zambaleņas like her as captured in the Zambales slogan "Ngiti ng Zambaleņa sintamis ng mangga".
Ms. Galang obtained a rating of 85.67%. The number of examinees was 1, 875 with 575 passers.
She finished her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Plant Pathology at the University of the Philippines Los Baņos in 1995. After finishing her masters degree from the CLSU Institute of Graduate Studies, she was hired as instructor at the department of Crop Protection. She teaches basic courses in Plant Pathology such as Disease Diagnosis, Mycology and Agricultural Microbiology.
Ms. Galang attended review classes for ALE both at CLSU and UPLB to boost her confidence and the knowledge she obtained from her baccalaureate and graduate degrees.
Asked where she attributes her outstanding performance in the ALE, Ms. Galang emphasized three reasons: (1) her strong academic background and vast experiences obtained from working in both government and private institutions; (2) her being a wide reader especially of agricultural books and technical journals; and (3) her rigid and serious preparation for the examination.
Being the best among this year's ALE passers, Ms. Galang will receive a medal and deliver her valedictory address during the oathtaking ceremony for new licensed agriculturist to be held in One Plaza, Manila Hotel on September 1.
She will be accompanied by her husband, Mr. Angelito G. Galang, a 1997 B.S. Agriculture graduate (cum laude) from CLSU. Mr. Galang is a Senior Plant Breeder of Hi-Rice Company in Aurora, Isabela.