Kagay-anong Grade 10 repeater, now top 10 Criminologist


Cagayan de Oro – “Dili assurance nga kato lang ang mga achiever during sa high school or college nila ang ma-topnotcher,” says Reymond Pabelic, a city scholar and resident of barangay Baikingon and a graduate of Cagayan de Oro Phinma College who ranked Top 7 in the recent Criminology Licensure exam, in an interview with the City Information Office recently.

“That achieving top rank is not limited to those who were high school achievers,” Pabelic debunked the notion that only high school achievers can excel during exams.

He openly shared that during his high school years, he was a Grade 10 repeater and struggled to keep up due to not being a fast learner.

However, his perspective on education changed in college, where he began to value it more and worked hard to meet the grade requirements for City Scholarship program.

Despite the hardships he encountered, including the substantial distance from his home to the school, involving a demanding one-hour travel time, and being the eldest son in a household where his parents were a retired former plumber and a dedicated housewife, he proved that perseverance and determination can triumph over adversities.

Drawing inspiration from his family, he pushed himself to excel and achieved success in the challenging Criminology Licensure exam.

Pabelic generously shared the key to his achievement, emphasizing that he is not an extraordinary individual. He attributed his success to the unwavering discipline, consistent and dedicated reading, and pursuing his interests with a fiery passion.

His message highlighted the significance of commitment and hard work in achieving one’s goals.

“Wala ko’y extraordinary nga gihimo gyud during sa’kong studies. Disiplina lang. Pag magbasa, magbasa gyud. Magdula, magdula. Do it with passion.”

Pabelic is among the 1,600 graduates of Iskolar sa Dakbayan (ISDA) Batch 2019.

Currently, Pabelic is savoring a well-deserved break after facing the formidable challenges of the board exam, which he vividly described as a ‘battle.’

He is carefully considering his next steps, contemplating whether to pursue a teaching position at his alma mater or apply to a government agency. It has been known that Pabelic is scheduled to meet Mayor Klarex Uy this week and is expected to receive a cash incentive from the LGU-CDO through the City Scholarships Office.

The LGU-CDO currently has 9,053 city scholars made possible under the administration of Mayor Klarex Uy.

Additionally, they have introduced new scholarship initiatives for both law school and medical school.


News and photo courtesy of CIO CDO

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