375 pass career executive officersâ€™ exam
A total of 375 or 12.97 percent of the 2,891 examinees passed the written test of the Career Executive Officer Examination (CEOE) conducted last June 10, 2007, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently disclosed.
Hernani S. Yap from the National Capital Region (NCR), with a raw score of 149, topped the examination, while Julieta B. Estamo also from NCR landed on second spot with 147 raw score.
The written test of the CEOE system is composed of 200 items covering the competency areas of verbal ability, analytical ability, and managerial ability.
Completing the list of top examinees are: Francine Faith Conyap L. Dalumpines (NCR) â€“ 145 raw score; Samuel D. Gallardo (Cordillera Administrative Region) â€“ 143; Aileen Lou C. Acosta (NCR) and Rodante C. Ilaya (Eastern Visayas) â€“ 139; Jeremy Robert M. Barns (NCR), Marilou P. Mendoza (NCR), and Maria Cristina R. Pardalis (NCR) â€“ 137; Verbo C. Bonilla (NCR) â€“ 136; Gladys M. Cagadoc (NCR) and Maria Charmaine D. Guevara (NCR) â€“ 134; Aileen R. Espina (Eastern Visayas) and Manuel H. Torres (NCR) â€“ 133; and Camilo S. Correa (NCR), Linella G. Cuevas (Central Visayas), Emmanuel M. Lagare (Northern Mindanao), Ben Paul M. Naz (Bicol Region), and Rose Adela T. Quitoriano (NCR) â€“ 132.
In terms of regional performance, the CSC reported that the NCR has the highest percentage of passers vis-Ã -vis its examinees pegged at 23.69 percent or 194 passers. Posting 15.65 percent passing rate, Southern Tagalog (Region 4) ranked second as Central Luzon (Region 3), with passing rate of 13.79 percent, comes in third.
Other regions of the country with notable passing rate against their number of examinees include Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) registering 11.83 percent passing rate; Eastern Visayas (Region 8) â€“9.84 percent; Western Visayas (Region 6) â€“ 9.78 percent; Northern Mindanao (Region 10) â€“ 8.92 percent; Ilocos Region (Region 1) â€“ 8.79 percent; and Central Visayas (Region 7) â€“ 8.14 percent. Caraga region has the lowest percentage of passers with only 2.86 percent.
The CEOE is the unified examination system for the third or executive/managerial level of government service. Adopted jointly by the CSC and the Career Executive Service Board (CESB), the CEOE is a four-stage examination system composed of written test; assessment; interview (optional); and validation. Passing the fourstage CEOE shall result to the grant of both the Career Executive Officer eligibility conferred by the CSC and the Career Executive Service eligibility conferred by the CESB.
The CSC said the 375 successful examinees of the written test shall proceed to and undergo the second stage of the CEOE, the Assessment stage, on the schedule to be set by the CESB.
Meanwhile, 65 examinees qualified for the Supplemental Written Examination (SWE), which shall be given to examinees who failed in only one area of competency but nonetheless obtained the aggregate cut-off score. They shall be given the chance to take and pass the test in the area of competency where they failed to be able to proceed to the second phase of the CEOE. They shall take the SWE in the next CEOE written test to be conducted in 2008. On the other hand, there were 104 passers of the SWE that was also administered on June 10, 2007 covering the written tests conducted on July 17, 2005 and June 26, 2006. The list of SWE qualifiers and of SWE passers may be accessed at the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph.