He failed Accountancy, ‘reborn’ like a phoenix and tops Mining Engineering board exam

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“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”  –  Denis Waitley

Pompeii Nicolai Subingsubing, a native of Leyte, first failed Accountancy, his first college course. But here he is now, ranking first in the August 2017 Mining Engineering Licensure Exam.

Subingsubing, a graduate of Cebu Institute of Technology-University spent three years for his Accountancy course. Sadly, he failed his Accountancy qualifying exams, and he shifted to Mining Engineering.

As per an ABS CBN story, it was disclosed that the board topnotcher said taking up accountancy made him stronger.

He said: “Every time I feel like quitting I always remember that feeling of being rejected. I said to myself, I don’t want to feel that again and so I persevered.”

“I prayed every day and I asked God that if it is his will, then I am very happy to accept it,” he added.

Subingsubing said he wants to leave a legacy in his chosen industry. He pointed out that the career path he has chosen (mining) is not that bad, as stigmatized by many.

“I know that this is not just a privilege to be the top one but also a responsibility. I want to prove to other people that the mining industry isn’t all bad, there is also the good side of mining and that there are also responsible miners and responsible mining companies,” he said.

Subingsubing topped the licensure exam with a rating of 90.90 percent. 281 passed out of the 317 who took the August 2017 mining licensure exam.