A lass from Tabuk City is now a mining engineer but is now a toast of her hometown as she finished among the top.
Emily Joyce Ekwey dela Cruz, call her engineer, garnered a rating of 87.05 percent to place eighth in the Mining Engineer Licensure Examinations held from August 9 until 11 in various cities in the country.
The Philippine Regulation Commission said dela Cruz is one of the 206 successful examinees from the 274 graduates who took the licensure exams.
The University of the Philippines – Diliman alum who lost her grandmother on the second day of the three day examinations. Last January, the Bulanao Elementary School graduate lost her grandfather.
In an interview with the Tabuk Public Information Office, dela Cruz said: “It is very sad for me really that my celebration cannot be complete. How I wish they were still here to witness this and that they are still with us in celebrating this achievement,…”
Dela Cruz is the daughter of Charlito Angadol, a government employee from barangay Nambaran of said city, Kalinga, and Muriel Ekwey, of Benguet and Mt. Province roots, who is presently working as a nurse in Sweden.
Mayor Darwin C. Estranero has extended his warmest congratulations to the new mining engineer.