Lucky in LET: Math and Biology Majors

lucky-in-letMathematics and Biological Sciences majors have been very lucky in the last three Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), secondary level.

Early this year, nine Mathematics majors landed in the top marks. In September 2013, Mathematics and Biological Sciences majors claimed all top places with the exception of a Social Studies major in 6th place.

Twenty-four examinees shared the top ten spots in the LET administered on August 17, 2014.

Fourteen examinees were from Mathematics and 7 were from Biological Sciences.

The remaining 3 spots were from Physical Science, English, and Filipino.

Five (5) of these topnotchers in the secondary level were challenged, coached, and cared for at MindGym Philippines (MindGym also produced 4 topnotchers in the elementary level):

  • Jose Dante Valenzuela Dela Merced, New Era University, Mathematics – 90.00 (
  • Lyndon Laborte Lazaro,
PNU North Luzon, Mathematics – 89.40
  • Gene Alexis Uy Vizcarra,
University of the Philippines Diliman, Mathematics – 89.00 (
  • Brian Anthony Liban Biboy Gumiran,
University of the Philippines, Mathematics – 89.00
  • Ena Marie Magallanes Sarmiento,
Catanduanes State University, Biology – 88.40


The complete list of topnotchers with their fields of LET specialization/majorship is as follows:

Rank Name School Score Specialization*
1 Nixon Balandra PNU-Cadiz 90.20 Math
2 Jose Dante dela Merced (MindGym) New Era University 90 Math
3 Jemer Alimbon University of Mindanao-Tagum 89.80 Biology
4 Aldin Hernandez University of Mindanao – Davao 89.4 Biology
Lyndon Lazaro (MindGym) PNU-Isabela 89.4 Math
Phylla Lynne June Magallanes UP-Visayas Iloilo 89.4 Math
Ralph Remulta University of Mindanao -Tagum 89.4 Biology
5 Arjean Banting FEU-Manila 89.2 Math
Analyn Dahunan Bohol Island State University – Tagbilaran 89.2 Math
Mark Xavier Guanzon University of St La Salle – Bacolod 89.2 Math
6 Brian Anthony Gumiran (MindGym) UP-Diliman 89 Math
Alvin Naag Daraga Community College – Albay 89 Math
Roselyn Oyagon SLU – Baguio 89 Biology
Gene Alexis Vizcarra (MindGym) UP-Diliman 89 Math
7 Lualhati Nasol USEP-Davao 88.8 Math
8 Ena Marie Sarmiento (MindGym) Catanduanes State University – Virac 88.4 Biology
9 Angelo Angeles Holy Angel University – Pampanga 88.2 Biology
Josephine Elvas Filamer Christian College – Roxas, Capiz 88.2 Biology
Ruth Joy Magno UP-Diliman 88.2 Math
Tessa Nickaela Noora Ateneo de Naga University 88.2 Physical Science
Josepine Romero PNU-Manila 88.2 Math
10 Arvee Bucarile Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus 88 English
Arthur Guapo Cavite State University 88 Math
Mariel Ybanez Cebu Normal University 88 Filipino

*Based on MindGym’s monitoring of LETers’ majorship or field of specialization

So, if you are lucky enough to choose your specialization in the 2015 LET, Mathematics and Biological Sciences will surely give you an advantage to top the LET.

However, taking the LET is only 1% luck and 99% desire for success. At MindGym’s Intensive Coaching for the LET, we tell our LETers that the right mix of (LET) goals, emotions, and knowledge can seal a good luck in the LET.


Chance favors only the prepared mind. —Louis Pasteur

*MindGym Philippines advocates reforms in the Licensure Examination for Teachers, specifically, the reporting of LET examinees ranking by field of specialization. Join us in our 18-Day Intensive LET review program or two/three-Day LET Specialization workshop.

About Coach Albert

Albert is a coach and associate education director at MindGym. He graduated cum laude in his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and diploma in Professional Education, both from the University of the Philippines.

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