Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education (CLASE), University of San Agustin (USA) Celebrates Triumphant Debut of Newly Minted Registered Microbiologists

Iloilo City, Philippines — In an unprecedented feat, three exceptional alumni from the Bachelor of Science in Biology (Microbiology Track), Department of Biology at the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education (CLASE), University of San Agustin have achieved a remarkable milestone—a 100% passing rate in the recently concluded Registered Microbiologist examination administered by the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM).

Maeryll Krisna A. Abastillas, Pamela B. Buro, and Sherra Jade Gangoso emerged as the first-ever trio to attain this prestigious distinction, solidifying their position among the country’s leading microbiological professionals. Their unwavering dedication to academic excellence and commitment to advancing the field of microbiology has paved the way for future generations of aspiring scientists.

“We are immensely proud of our students who have demonstrated not only their mastery of the subject matter but also their passion for contributing to the growth of the microbiology profession,” said Dr. James L. Torres, Academic Supervisor of the Department of Biology at USA. “Their success is a testament to the quality education provided by our institution.”

This achievement highlights the strong partnership between the University of San Agustin and the Philippine Academy of Microbiology, through the Microbiology Consortium of the Philippines, fostering a culture of learning that encourages innovation and professional development within the scientific community. As these newly minted Registered Microbiologists embark upon their careers, they will undoubtedly continue to uphold the highest standards of integrity and expertise in their respective fields.

About the Philippine Academy of Microbiology: Established in 1978, PAM aims to promote the advancement of microbiology through research, teaching, and service. It serves as the national organization representing Filipino microbiologists and provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and continuing education within the discipline.