NEGROS Grace Pharmacy (NGP) Inc. president Ian Manuel Lo on Monday, September 27, recognized Negrense Maria Inez Benedicto for topping the September 2020 Physicians Licensure Examination.
The firm, in a statement, said the "fantastic academic achievement" of Benedicto nearly coincided with NGP's 50th anniversary celebration today, September 29.
An established Negrense company, NGP said they find it fitting to honor the La Carlota native for her exceptional feat in the field of medicine.
"The pride and honor she brought to the Negrenses deserve our recognition. We, therefore, congratulate her for achieving human greatness in her chosen field," Lo said.
"May she remain as the source of hope and inspiration to those who aspire to follow in her footsteps," he added.
Lo said the pandemic was never a hindrance to Benedicto's fate.
Indeed, her dedication and faith in God carried her inevitable success and it happened, by God's amazing Grace, the businessman said.
Benedicto graduated as magna cum laude at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos where she finished her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology degree.
She was seventh placer in the 2015 Medical Technology Licensure Examination and class valedictorian at the College of Medicine of the West Visayas State University in Iloilo City. (PR)