Engineer Francis Pallones Diocton, a BS in Agricultural Engineering graduate from VSU, placed 10th in the August 2017 Licensure Exam for Agricultural Engineering, as released by the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) on August 29, Tuesday.

Engr. Diocton got a passing rate of 81.30%, while Engr. Christian Villamar of Central Luzon State University earned the top spot with an 84.30% average.

With a national passing average of 48.31%, VSU had upped its overall performance from 66.67% (2016) to 70.83% (2017) with an 80% passing rate for first-time takers. This has earned the university a 17 newly registered agricultural engineers.

Here is the list of VSU takers who successful passed the exam.

1. Engr. Frencher B. Albarico

2. Engr. Christian A. Bagol

3. Engr. Rito Bernat

4. Engr. Joseph F. Cañete

5. Engr. Francis P. Diocton – TOP 10

6. Engr. Jucel Marie T. Guatlo

7. Engr. Romulo L. Labrador

8. Engr. Jessie James D. Layan

9. Engr. Jinky F. Lumbre

10. Engr. Ma. Isabel T. Mamanao

11. Engr. Rhea B. Ocay

12. Engr. Iris Hayden L. Pineda

13. Engr. Myka L. Romero

14. Engr. Feliciano L. Sinon, Jr.

15. Engr. Triana F. Soroño

16. Engr. Kristelle Ahn C. Suñer

17. Engr. Mary Daphny O. Tumala

Engr. Diocton, who hails from Calbayog City, Samar, is the first-ever Magna cum laude graduate of VSU's agricultural engineering program.