Top 4: Adrian Doctolero Hails in the 2017 LET

Another alumnus of North Luzon Philippines State College made it again to the top 10 individual ranking of the September 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers. The results were released last November 27, 2017 by the Professional Regulation Commission. 

Adrian C. Doctolero, a graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics, was among the 92,754 takers of the nationwide Licensure Examination for Teachers in the secondary education category. He garnered a rating of 92.20%, securing him to the 4th spot. top41

Doctolero is a hardworking son of a laundry woman who promised to do his best in academics in order to help his family.

“Siyam na taong gulang palang ako nang mawalan kami ng ama at simula noon ay kinailangan ng maglabandera ni mama para lang makapag-aral kaming magkakapatid,” he said in the interview.

He is from Bolinao, Pangasinan, but he stayed with his aunt and cousins in San Nicolas, Candon City who financed his studies.

“It was so hard for me to see her suffering, so I promised to be the best for our family, to always work hard and do everything I can,” he added.

With his utmost determination and perseverance to finish college, he graduated as cum laude last May 2017. Immediately, he started preparing for the Licensure Exam and became a scholar at the Southern Tagalog Academic Review Services.

When asked about his preparation, he shared, “I believe that early preparation results in good outcome, so right after graduation, I already started reviewing for the board exam. I did not only rely from our review center since I aimed not only to pass but to top the LET. Aside from the review materials they provided, I also downloaded review materials from the Internet. I see to it that I answer and rationalize at least fifty questions a day. I also joined Facebook groups where teachers (who will also take the said Licensure Exam) can post questions and share discussions.”

All the efforts and sacrifices he poured into this venture were finally paid off.

“After I learned that I made it to the top 4, I felt like I was at the top of the world. I am really blessed and thankful to God for answering all our prayers. Truly, with God nothing is impossible.”

To inspire the next batch of examinees, he concluded that before doing something, one must have to dream big and aim for the top. It might be hard to achieve it, but it is not impossible at all. He encouragingly said that believing in oneself and having faith in God are the basic foundation of success. (Loyd Angelo M. Diana)


SDC 2016Mrs. Estrella C. Gaerlan, the Director for Academic Affairs, together with Mrs. Elizabeth M. Velasco, the Coordinator for Instruction, completed the Supervisory Development Course (SDC) Track 1 Training held at Ilocos Sur Provincial Library Building, Vigan City Ilocos Sur on January 18-21, 2016.

This is a four-day training catering to the supervisors and would be supervisors of the different agencies of the Province of Ilocos Sur. It includes three modules which are Personal Effectiveness, Supervision: A challenge and Commitment and Communication: The Secret to Organizational Effectiveness. Each module has two units each and each unit has 2-3 sessions. The Learning Service Providers were Director Hedy Jose B. Lardizabal, Director III, CSC-RO1, Mrs. Cecilia R. Bareng, CSC-Ilocos Sur Field Office and Mr. Charlie Apolinarion A. Del Rosario, Head Legal Department of LTO, Region 1.

“To reinforce responsive extension services” – 3rd of the 9 Development Goals of the NLPSC in leadership of its first President, Dr. Elizabeth Gacusana.

The College of Teacher Education (CTE) has successfully conducted an outreach program at Butac and Dadtoco Elementary School at Man-atong, Suyo, Ilocos Sur on January 22, 2016. Mrs. Ruby A. Gabor, lead the extension activity, along with Dr. Jaime G. Raras, the Dean of the CTE, Ms. Cheryl Diza and Mrs. Maribel Ibañez. BSE graduating students, Mary Grace Padilla and Ysabelle Morados also joined the said activity.

Simultaneous activities during the program were story-telling prepared by the two student extensionists and the conduct of professional enhancement among the Dadtoco and Butac Elementary School. Prior to the start of the extension activity on professional enhancement of teachers, the NLPSC extensionists turned over the donations consisting of 25 chairs, bundles of books, one malunggay seedling, and various instructional materials  to the principal of Dadtoco (Butac) Elementary School, Dr. Gloria Enrique as witnessed by the teachers of the said school and the pupils.




The one-day extension activity ended with a light mood with the giving of impressions and awarding of certificates. Certificates of Recognition were given to Dr. Gloria Enrique, the principal of Dadtoco Elementary School for her selfless initiative to provide the teachers a Continuing Professional Education through the help of NLPSC. Mr. Junard Rentutar, the master of ceremonies, awarded the Dean of Teacher Education for the extension given by the school to the teachers of Dadtoco Elementary School.

The CTE has been actively involved in many extension activities for the improvement of life in the community.

The Recognition Day and Testimonial Luncheon for the Licensure Examination for Teachers 2015 Passers on the 6th day of January 2016 with Schools Division Superintendent Gemma Tacuycuy and Honorable Mayor Ericson G. Singson as guests. 


Two (2) research studies of the institution were presented in the “1st International Research and Education Conference for the Academe of Today” sponsored by the ILS Development and Training Inc. held on November 29-30 and December 01, 2014 at the Ibay Zion Plaza Hotel, Baguio City. The said NLPSC studies are: “The Environmental Education of North Luzon Philippines State College” by Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusana and “The Traditional Justice System of the Tribal Communities in the Upland Municipalities of Ilocos Sur” by Dr. Severino G. Alviento.

The keynote speaker during the opening program of the three (3) day conference was Dr. Alipio T. Garcia of the University of the Philippines-Baguio with the topic “Creating an Enabling Atmosphere for University-Based Research in Pursuit of Academic Excellence.” Meanwhile, Firth McEachern from the Harvard University, USA and Colleen Curran from the University of Alberta, Canada served as the plenary speakers with their respective topics “Education in Research” and “Approaches and Benefits of Incorporating Information Science in Research” respectively.
There were two (2) parallel sessions during the presentations of researches in the 2nd and 3rd day. Topics of researches in the track 1 tackled social science, education and management while track 2 were topics on Science and Technology, Information Dissemination, Mathematics and Engineering.
There were at least 93 papers presented in the conference from authors of the different State Universities and Colleges in the country. The participating agencies to the said conference were: Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Marinduque State College, Southern Luzon State University, Guimaras College, University of Southern Mindanao, Central Mindanao University, Bicol University, Cotabato City State Polytechnic College, University of Southern Philippines, Cavite State University, Cagayan State University, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College Negros Occidental, Benguet State University, Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, Cavite State University, DepEd – Cotabato City Division, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Southern Leyte State University, Division of La Carlota City, Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology, DEBESNSCAT, University of Mindanao, Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology, Palawan State university, St. Paul University of Quezon City, Sultan Kudarat State University and North Luzon Philippines State College. (SGA)