In a courtesy visit at the Ministry of Science and Technology – Regional Office on Thursday, 04 May 2023, Minister Engr. Aida Silongan and other MOST personnel congratulated Mohaimen Hadji Omar Pasawilan as this year’s Top 10 of the Board Examination for Civil Engineering.

Engr. Pasawilan, age 23, was a Cum Laude graduate of Civil Engineering at the University of Southern Mindanao – Kabacan, North Cotabato, in 2022. He took his Civil Engineering Licensure Examination (CELE) in Cebu City last April 2023.

Fortunately, Engr. Pasawilan garnered a rating of 89.30%, being in the top 10 of this year’s examination together with Engr. John Amiel Asistio Macaraeg of the Bulacan State University – Malolos.

With gladness, Minister Silongan was proud of the achievement of Engr. Pasawilan. She introduced and offered her good opportunities that the latter may consider.

In a close interview, Engr. Pasawilan shared that prayers and devotion to Allah (SWT) made him achieved being one of the highest achievers out of 16,936 aspirants who took the Board of Civil Engineering across the country. He said that prayers and guidance from the Almighty are crucial in life’s journey.

“Alhamdulillah, dahil sa taufiq ng Allah (SWT) at dahil na rin sa dua during Ramadhan. Hindi ako gaanong nahirapan, hindi lang pagkapasa ang aking natamo bagkus binigyan pa rin tayo ng Allah (SWT) ng chance maging top notcher.” Engr. Pasawilan said.

[Alhamdulillah, because of the taufiq of Allah (SWT) and also because of dua during Ramadhan. I didn’t struggle much, I didn’t just pass, but Allah (SWT) still gave us a chance to be top notchers.]

Engr. Pasawilan also thanked Minister for her generosity in offering jobs in MOST and other agencies.

“Nagpapasalamat ako kay Minister dahil sa inintroduce niya ako sa mga opportunities sa opisina ng MOST o sa ibang BARMM government agencies na maari kong i-consider na pasukin.” Pasawilan said.

[I thank the Minister for introducing me to opportunities in the MOST office or other BARMM government agencies that I can consider entering.]

He also shared some advice to college students taking engineering courses that they have to stay focused and be determined to achieve their goals.

“Sa mga current Engineering students, wag kayong panghinaan ng loob kahit na mahirap eto na kurso. Hanggat kayo ay determinadong makatapos sa Engineering, makakamit niyo ito. Wag niyong kalimutan ang guidance mula kay Allah dahil sakanya pa rin nagmumula ang knowledge at wisdom,” he added.

[To the current Engineering students, don’t be discouraged even though this course is difficult. You can achieve it as long as you are determined to finish Engineering. Remember the guidance from Allah because knowledge and wisdom still come from him.]




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