Jehoshua Genotiva Dinglas, 21 years old and a fresh graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering ranked second among the 1,519 passers in the nationwide Registered Electrical Engineers Licensure Examination given last September 10-11, 2011.
Jehoshua was born to Mr. and Mrs. Perdro and Paz Dinglas on February 19, 1990. Second in a brood of five (four boys and one girl), Jehoshua was raised in Barangay Naparing town of Dinalupihan. He graduated elementary level from Colo Elementary School and spent his high school years at St. John Academy.
Asked about the motivation behind his recent feat, he said that his family serves as one of his inspirations. His father is a vegetable farmer, and farming serves as the major source of family income. He remembered the times when he and his other siblings would help their father in the farm, planting vegetables like eggplant, corn and others. His mother would in turn sell the produce to nearby localities.
Journey as a Student
His journey as a student was filled with memorable experiences of joys and sacrifices. Jehoshua recalled in an interview, how he would walk a stretch of one kilometer from their home to Colo Elementary School to attend school every day.
In college, his oldest brother was forced to stop studying so the family could support his (Jehoshua’s) studies in BPSU. “Dahil nga po sa kahirapan, naghinto po si kuya para ako po ang makapag-aral. Pero ngayon naman po, graduating na rin siya MIS sa Balanga Campus. Yung sumunod sa akin, graduating na rin sa Dinalupihan Campus, education naman po.” He also told how he experienced going to school in empty stomach, with no other money but that intended for bus fare.
These sacrifices, however, did not hinder him from pursuing his studies. In fact, he was able to pursue his studies through the support of his family and some scholarship grants. During his first year, he was awarded with Iskolar ng Bataan Scholarship by the Provincial Government. Another scholarship opportunity opened to him when he was in second year college—the Roberto Juanchito T. Dispo Scholarship Program. He chose the latter and gave up the first (scholarship) so that another student would benefit from the slot he would vacate.
He was also a member of the pool of quizzers of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers- BPSU Chapter, where they have won for the University regional and national championship tilt since 2009.
His Message and Plans
When asked about the secret of landing on the second spot, he quipped: “Sipag at tiyaga po talaga, pero ang pinakamahalaga po sa lahat ay ang faith in God.” True to this maxim is the meaning of his name Jehoshua, which is the Jewish equivalent of the name Joshua meaning ‘helped by the Lord’. “Maganda naman po ang turo sa BPSU, nasa estudyante din naman po kung paano sila mag-aaral,” he continued.
He plans to work in one of the companies in the province. “Marami naman din pong company sa atin dito sa Bataan at may mga bagong nagbubukas pa nga po,” he said.
Thirty-three (33) electrical engineers emerged out of the 57 graduates who braved the exam. This gave BPSU a 57.89% passing rate which almost equaled the 58% national passing rate. Also, the current performance of the electrical engineering program went up by 22% from its performance during the same period in 2010.
The following are the new electrical engineers produced by the University:
- Acuña, Raymart Almazan
- Adricula, Jansep Anthony Malicdem
- Aguilos, R-Jay Aris Siasat
- Bantay, Aaron Quiriquiri
- Banaga, Arnie Alayon
- Caag, Patrick Ilagan
- Cabral, Aerol de Leon
- Casal, Jay-R Krias Maningat
- Cuevas, Mon Alvin Conocido
- Del Rosario, Jose Ernesto Robles
- Dela Cruz, Louie Galdones
- Dinglas, Jehoshua Genotiva
- Gonzaga, Niño Bryan Roque
- Guevarra, Raymond de Leon
- Macalinao, Jose Marie Atienza
- Malanum, Rosemarie Sanchez
- Manahan, Eugene Tancio
- Mariano, Randay Gonzales
- Mendoza, John Oliver Lopez
- Pantaleon, Christopher Jade Crisostomo
- Pascasio, Joperd Miranda
- Perdio, Robin dela Cruz
- Quiroz, Carolyn DeLima
- Ramirez, Aldrin Ignacio
- Ramirez, Jonard dela Cruz
- Reyes, Daryl JayAlcazar
- Rivera, Ronnie Apilan
- Roque, Jan Federic Pelagio
- Santiago, Joseph Christian Halili
- Santos, Trenz Miguel Serrano
- Santoyo, Earl Rich Higonia
- Valenzuela, Chester Macalinao
- Yumul, Allen Rey Parchamento