(Ed note: Allow me to reprint a feature which we did for Janno Mangubat when he was a first year student. The student meant so much to us because he swung by the office whenever he found time. To the bereaved, Janno will always be remembered as a student whose love for his studies is unquenchable. Not even his untimely demise can forfiet that. May he rest in peace.)
Janno Mangubat likes his grades served like his music---slick and smooth. This 16-year old Siakol fan breezed through his first trimester with flying colors after garnering a whopping 1.42 general weighted average. This feat made him one of the two students who made it to the director’s list this trimester.
Janno is an Electromechanics Technology student who completed his high school in Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School. Being in a pilot section in high school developed his competitive drive to excel in most of his subjects.
Being the youngest of 9 children, Janno loves to toy with number problems ever since he was elementary. His favorite subject is Mathematics which involves a great deal of analytical skills. His course also allows him to discover his machining skills that prodded him to consider a Mechanical Engineering course in the future.
Janno is a morning person. He spends 2 hours of study time before classes and gets to bed early after his chores are done. He takes down notes and reviews them in case of pop quizzes. He admits though that he got hooked up with online computer games but a 2-hour engagement during weekends wouldn’t hurt him. If not, he always has his guitar to play with to while away his time and yes, strum Siakol’s “Ayos Lang” till he dozes off. Right now he is an active member of C-CITE Club and Club Musika.
Here’s a quick Q and A with Janno with Blink:
Blink : What do you believe in life?
Janno : Nothing is impossible. All challenges can be overcome.
Blink : Highest grade this trimester?
Janno : 1.2 for Circuits.
Blink : Favorite teacher?
Janno : Mr. Flores. Although his discussions are fast I am able to catch up and get good grades.
Blink : Any struggles?
Janno : Climbing the stairs to CITE every morning.
Blink : Your advice to the students?
Janno : They should listen to the discussion and study regularly.
For Janno, a student’s life, like music, should have the right combination of lyrics and melody. Balancing study, family life, and leisure can be tricky. Sometimes, a student needs to play it by ear inorder to get the right mix.