John Rey Rasgo, topnotcher na laging may aberya tuwing exam

Inspirasyon ni John Rey Fortu Rasgo, 22, ng Santa Fe, Romblon, ang kanyang ama na fisheries professor sa Romblon State University-Santa Fe Campus.

Kaya ang kimuha rin niyang kurso ay Bachelor of Science in Fisheries sa University of the Philippines-Visayas, kung saan nagtapos siya bilang cum laude noong July 22, 2022.

Top 1 naman siya sa October 2022 Licensure Examination for Fisheries Professionals, at may rating na 86.25 percent.

Nakakuwentuhan si John ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last October 13 via Facebook Messenger.

John Rey Rasgo bein interviewed

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Bata pa lang daw siya ay dinadala na si John ng kanyang ama sa fishpond facilities ng school kapag harvest para mag-catch ng isda.

Ani John, “Those experiences are some of my core memories which truly make me want to become a future marine scientist i.e., a fisheries professional.”

Sa Technological University of the Philippines-Manila siya nagtapos ng senior high school. Dito rin sana niya planong kumuha ng Electronics and Communications Engineering program.

Pero nang malaman ni John na pasado siya sa UP College Admission Test (UPCAT), nagbago ang kanyang plano.

Lahad niya, “I decided to take the risk to migrate to Iloilo to pursue my childhood dream po of becoming a marine scientist.

“Also, as a person born and raised in a fifth-class municipality, I was shocked about the lifestyle of the city people.

“I hate living in the city so it is a win-win [situation] for me to migrate to the countryside of Miagao, Iloilo.”

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FROM “BRIDGER” TO TOPNOTCHER

Ani John, hindi naging madali para sa kanya ang mag-adjust.

“Transfering to a new province is hard. I did not know anything about Iloilo when I first arrived.”

Hindi niya alam ang lengguwahe, at ang pasikut-sikot ng lugar.

“Additionally, I failed miserably in one of the subjects from the UPCAT. Nakatulog ako during the Math exam.

“I was just woken up by the proctor that only five minutes were left on the clock. I was only able to answer 16 items. As a result, I failed.”

Para ma-meet ang standards ng UP, sumailalim si John sa “bridging program.”

Paliwanag ni John, “Professors would teach basic concepts of the subject as a crash course to every bridger including myself.

“So, from a bridge program student, I crawl my way up the UP ladder, and thankful that it ended with me being the topnotcher.”

The Top 10

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Pagtatapat pa niya, bilang isang mag-aaral na galing sa fifth-class municipality, malayo ang agwat ng kanyang abilidad at talino kumpara sa mga graduates ng science high schools.

“Nakakahiya po sa una na hindi ko alam ang ibang mga detalye sa mga sinasabi ng aking mga propesor, ngunit nagpapatuloy agad siya kasi nga alam na ng mga taga-Pisay at science class.

“Mahirap pong maghabol, ngunit nahabol naman po.”

CHALLENGES BEFORE AND DURING THE BOARD EXAM

Hindi rin naging madali para kay John ang pagkuha ng board exam. Nag-a-apply pa lang siya, ang dami na agad problema.

“Late arrival of my Transcript of Records. Isa ako sa mga nag-cram sa board application.”

Kinailangan pa niyang pumunta sa Legazpi mula Sorsogon para hintayin ang pagdating ng kanyang TOR—na last day na ng filing nang mapasakamay niya.

“Thankful gid na dumating ng 12:00 a.m. kaya by 1:00 p.m. ay nakapila na ako sa PRC legazpi.

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“Medyo hassle po at mahaba ang pila kasi last day na rin ng application for fisheries and geodetic engineering.”

Nagkamali rin aniya siya ng desisyon na pinagsabay ang pagtuturo at pagre-review.

“As a first time teacher po, nakakapagod at nakaka-stress kasi nauubos ang oras ko sa paggawa ng syllabus at powerpoint.

“Early morning hours lang ako nakaka-study or kapag may free time ako sa school.

“Three weeks before the exam, one to two hours na lang talaga ang tulog ko para mahabol ang mga subjects na hindi ko pa nababasa.”

Napilitan din siyang mag-stop sa pagre-review dahil hindi na siya nawawalan ng lagnat.

Isang araw bago ang exam, bumili siya ng pagkain sa isang carinderia sa Legazpi para sa dinner.

“Unknowingly it will cause me such pain and suffering during the first subject of exam. Ang sakit ng tiyan ko and need ko pigilan kasi nga bawal mag-CR break.

“I need to finish the exam first before I can take care of my diarrhea!”

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NARAMDAMANG POSIBLENG MAG-TOP AFTER NG EXAM

Para kay John, mahirap na hindi ang board exam.

“Sa Aquaculture na subject, masuwerte po ako kasi yun ang itinuturo ko sa Sorsogon State University which is Fish Health Management and Hatchery Management. Ang dalawang subject na ito ang majority nang lumabas.”

Sa ibang subjects naman ay mayroon siyang hindi nabasa sa review, nakalimutan o duda siya sa kanyang naging sagot.

Pagtatapat ni John, “Nangarap po akong maging topnotcher.

“Pero dahil nga nagsabay ang pagtuturo ko at pagre-review sa board exam, naging reality check sa akin na napakahirap itong abutin.”

Umabot din siya sa point na gusto na lang niyang pumasa.

Pero pagkatapos aniya ng exam, “Paglabas ko ng testing room, parang na-feel ko rin po na topnotcher ako.

“Kaya after ng exam, di rin ako makatulog kasi yun yung napapaginipan ko na malaki na ang chance na mag-topnotcher ako.”

The Top 10

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At nang lumabas na ang resulta, “Ang saya ko po!

“Parang ako na yung pinamakasuwerteng tao sa oras na iyon!

“Once in a lifetime ito na event at naibigay ko naman ang best ko. Ang fulfilling nang nangyari na nakapasa ako, at higit sa lahat, Top 1 pa.”

“PAG SINABING FISHERIES, TINGIN NG TAO HINDI KA UUNLAD DITO”

Inaalay ni John ang tagumpay sa kanyang pamilya. “Salamat talaga kina Tatay, Nanay at sa aking mga kapatid.

“Nagpasalamat din ako sa lahat ng naging parte ng success ko.”

Sa ngayon ay college instructor si John sa Sorsogon State University-Magallanes Campus.

“I just wanna enjoy the moment [teaching career] for now, and hopefully, I can develop the young guns or next generation of fisheries professionals.”

Plano rin niyang mag-apply para sa master’s degree sa ibang bansa.

“To learn more about the marine environment and its inhabitants. Immerse me in the novel technologies that are currently not available here in the country.”

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Payo niya sa mga kabataang gustong sundan ang kanyang mga yapak, “The fisheries as a course and as an industry is underappreciated. Pag sinabing Fisheries, tingin ng tao hindi ka uunlad dito.

“However, if you are given the opportunity to study the course, you will understand its importance.

“You will appreciate the need to develop the fisheries industry for our country’s food security, sufficiency, and nutrition.

“Our job is not just to fish and produce fish but also to help our fellow fisherman and uplift them from poverty using the knowledge, research, and technologies available at hand.”

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