Melvin Esteban Bernardino topped the nutritionist-dietetics exam with a 90.60 percent rating.
A Letran graduate placed first at the August nutritionist-dietitian board examination. Also, Letran achieved a perfect passing rate.
Melvin Esteban Bernardino topped the exam with a 90.60 percent rating. Other passers of the ND licensure exams are Lea May S. Araneta, Emmee Leiza T. Clemente, Charlene Mae P. Doronila, Bea Maris Endozo, Marvin Dale G. Evangelista, Glady Mae C. Gutierrez, Charisse Anne R. Macalalad, Denille G. Manalang, and Bea Maryola S. Recuerdo.
In an interview with The LANCE, Melvin Bernardino shared his drive in acing all the exams that he took.
“Galing lang kasi talaga ako sa mahirap na pamilya. Kaya every exam sa Letran, talagang tinetake ko yun na last exam ko kasi sobrang hirap i-maintain yung grade na 88,” he revealed.
“Feeling ko kapag hindi ko nagalingan sa exam na yun, feeling ko yung future ko wala na,” he said.
Melvin revealed his long preparation for the ND exams to The LANCE.
“January palang po nag start na akong basahin lahat ng libro na meron ako,” he narrated.
He also shared to The LANCE that these free books are provided by Letran for its scholars.
The formula of Melvin in topping the ND exams was “aral at dasal.”
“Pray lang talaga kay God saka yung Novena ko kay St. Jude sa Quiapo sa Baclaran. Talagang nakatulong lahat yun kasi ginawa ko [lahat ‘yun] tas sinabayan ko siya ng sipag saka tyaga,” he said.
On the other hand, the first placer commended Letran for the help it has provided to the student scholars – from dormitory to food.
“Sobrang laki pong tulong ng Letran sa scholar po. Wala po akong binayad miski piso sa miscellaneous – sa lahat po they provided,” he shared.
The passing rate of the Colegio increased from last year’s 75% rate.
The Nutrition and Dietetics program of the Colegio started in 2011 with its pioneer batch of 2015 achieving a perfect passing rate.