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Calbayog LGU honors CPA topnotcher

By Ninfa B. Quirante

Calbayog City (June 21, 2010) -- Aside from celebrating Independence Day on June 12, 2010 the Local Government Unit of Calbayog City awarded an SP Resolution commending Mr. Reynaldo Prudenciado, Jr. an accounting graduate from Christ the King College, Calbayog City who placed 6th in the recent CPA Board Exam.

City Councilor Julius Mancol handed over a copy of the resolution to Mr. Prudenciado himself at the Nijaga Park stage.

In a phone interview, Rey told PIA that he did not expect to top the exam, he only prayed hard to pass.

Prudenciado?s family is of humble beginnings, his father is a farmer while her mother tends a small sari-sari store in Barangay Guin-on, Calbayog City.

They are poor all right, said Rey but his siblings, four of them, including himself were able to go to school through scholarship grants.

His elder sister graduated cum laude at the Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology (TTMIST) now Northwestern State University.

He, too graduated magna cum laude according to a personnel at Christ the King College.

Rey initially wanted to become a nurse, but a problem with his benefactor sprouted that he was forced to take accounting, a situation which gave him enormous blessings.

As he recalled how he learned of his passing the test, much more his being on the top 6 was too overwhelming for words.

He recalled being on review school because of another scholarship grant from Punongbayan and Araulo Auditing Firm which he hopes to serve for at least sometime.

He admitted he received many offers, but chose to stay with the Punongbayan Auditing Firm.

This 21 year old lad believes that being poor is not an excuse not to pursue higher education, one?s determination and drive will more than compensate for any financial difficulty.

Meanwhile, Christ the King College admitted this is the first time their graduate topped the CPA Board Examination.

An employee told PIA that they have also students who topped the teachers board and other board exams.

Christ the King feels proud that their graduates have performed well.

Soon, a testimonial dinner awaits the successful batch of CPA examinees in and they will be led by this 21- year old lad who dreamed and infused diligence determination and perseverance to succeed. (PIA-Samar with reports from Ron Ricafort) [top]

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