Chemist snags double victory
Jeb Reece Grabato landed second spot in the licensure exam for chemical technicians with 92.50 percent rating and ranked ninth in the licensure exam for chemists with 87.70 percent rating. Grabato was a magna cum laude graduate of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of the Philippines-Visayas. In a phone interview on Tuesday afternoon, Grabato expressed his gratitude to his mother Rita, whom he said had been with him all the way. “I am happy because I did not disappoint the people who believed in me. I specifically dedicate my victory to my mother, who toiled and raised me all by herself. My achievements are hers as well,” he said. Along with his older sibling, Grabato was raised by their single mother who works at the National Police Commission. Being away from his family in Mandurriao district in this city, Grabato said he had endured homesickness for three months in Manila to prepare for the examinations. “I have to endure everything all by myself,” he said, adding he had also faced financial challenges.
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