Seldom can an examinee be at the top ten list of passers in both the Civil Service SubProfessional and Professional levels, but a Boholana by the name of AJ Wincielou Johanna Gabin made this amazing feat. She obtained a rating 88.02% in the Sub-Professional level and 91.66% in the Professional level conducted on March 18, 2018 and August 12, 2018, respectively.
Gabin ranked 6th in the Career Service SubProfessional exam and ranked 5th in the Career Service Professional examinations. Wincielou is the eldest daughter of Engr. Jerome John Jumawan Gabin of Siquijor, Siquijor and Fiel Angeli Araoarao Gabin of Tagbilaran City, Bohol
When interviewed during the Commission’s local radio program “Alagad Sa Serbisyo Sibil” which airs over Station DYMR, Gabin said that, she did not expect to make it again to the top ten list because she is not familiar with the other topics included in the exam. However, being a student she is used to taking periodic examinations which made her confident that she will pass the exam. True enough, she did not only pass but made it to the top five.
Gabin has an impressive profile as an Accountancy student of the University of Bohol, an officer of the Student Government representing Business and Accountancy, she is no stranger to Mathematics. In her elementary grades, she bagged a Bronze Medal as member of the MTG Philippines Team to the 2009 China Primary Math Olympiad in Tianjin, China. She is also a member of the MTG Philippines Team to the 2012 International Regions Math League Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and a consistent Champion for 4 years of the Division Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge In Tagbilaran City, Bohol during her high school days.
She ended the interview saying that “Whatever you do, whether big or small, just do your best”. And to the future exam takers, she advised them to answer all the questions, not to leave any number blank, take note of the time and review the answers if there is still time.