Love indeed conquers all for dentistry student Mickhail Quebec Francisco who surpassed the biggest challenge of his college life.
Francisco recently topped the 2016 Dentistry licensure examination with an average of 85.30, something which surprised the 23-year-old bachelor.
“Hindi ako makapaniwala nung una. Masaya ako pero hindi ko pa rin talaga inaasahan na ako mag to-top,” said Francisco.
Francisco admits he was not the studious type during his first few years in college until the ladylove of his life came.
“Actually dati nung first 2 years ko sa school, hindi ako seryoso sa studies ko. Pacutting cutting ganun. Tapos late papasok ganyan. Mabarkada kasi ako. Hilig ko rin mag laro ng dota,” said Mickhail. “After ko makilala yung girlfriend ko, siya talaga yung nag push sa akin sa limits ko. She always wanted me kasi to be the best, siya talga yung pinaka nag inspire sa akin.”
Apart from his girlfriend who is also a dentistry graduate and a board passer, Francisco also credits his family for his latest achievement.
“[Yung family ko] sobrang supportive din nila sakin. Kasi nung time na magboboards ako, never nila ako inuutusan. Talagang hinahayaan lang nila ako mag aral ganun,” said Francisco.
Francisco is one of three products of Centro Escolar University who topped the latest board examinations as Aileen Lim placed second with an 84.03 ratings while Abbygale Aliola Arzaga notched 6th place with 82.90.
Francisco meanwhile has simple tips for students who are aiming for success in school.
“Dapat talaga focus palagi. pero wag kakalimutan na mag relax. para mawala yung pagod. May breaks din dapat. Ayoko kasi nung puro aral, nakakastress kasi,” said Francisco “So umaalis ako minsan with my friends and my girlfriend. Sa bahay naglalaro din ako minsan ng dota pag pagod na talaga.”
“I always pray and visit the church. Tiwala ka sa sarili and especially kay God. siya naman yung dahilan ng lahat.”
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Monday that 329 out of 734 passed the May 2016 Dentist Licensure Examination (Written Phase) and 356 out of 359 passed the Dentist Licensure Examination (Practical Phase) given in Manila last June 2016. (Noreen Izabel A. Jazul)