National List of Passers
2007 FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS
Held 19-21 December 2007 (Released: 29 August 2008)
Department of Foreign Affairs – Philippines
Gaaawd. Just when I start envying my friends (especially Bebs) for reaching new heights in their careers, something like this comes my way.
From a thousand examinees, now we’re down to 58. (Yeah, the mortality rate in FSO Exam makes us all go suicidal.) I didn’t expect this. I absolutely hoped for it but not expected. I mean, come on, the questions were like:
- Formulate an ECONOMIC policy for the Philippine Embassy in Paris and back it up with a theoretical framework. (I didn’t have any Economics classes in college, thank you very much.)
- Trace the history of the Middle East from the Mesopotamian Era up to the present. (What?! Are you frakkin’ serious? I’m a FILM graduate!)
And there were almost 30 questions. Maybe what they needed was a thesis dissertation prepared within half a day. It was the craziest three days of my life. And knowing I failed to follow some test instructions, I really did not expect anything. In fact, I ALMOST GAVE UP ON IT.
Now, there’s just one more round left. Another 3-day exam. Just one more. I’m gonna need a tuxedo. Haha.
Dahil dyan, magpapa-cheeseburger ako! Burger! Burger!
whoah! 58, out of a thousand??? man, you are soooo gonna be an ambassador!
congratulations, and good luck for the next round!
yep. From a thousand, naging 130+ na lang kami after nung qualifying exams.
Tas from 160+ (kasi may 30+ na umulit ng exam), naging 58 na lang kami after the written exams.
Sana makapasok ako sa susunod na magslash out sila ng tao. Haaaaay.
tapos senator after. oh yeah. aylabset when my predictions come true.
p.s. mabait ang checker.
TRUE! Kung sino man ang checker, sana pagpalain sya ni Papa God. At pag nalaman ko kung sino sya, sasambahin ko sya nang bonggang bongga! Hahahaha.
And yes, hopefully maging senator ako after maging ambassador. Haha. Antagal pa nun!
Tama ka nung college, magiging pulitiko ako. Hindi nga lang balimbing.
WOW! Congrats ES! Shet, one step closer to The Dream! Haha. So happy for you! Sali ako sa burger ah??! :))
Yes, The Dream. Can’t believe it. So close now. Just one more step.
Hindi ako kumakain ng beef eh. So out of the question ang burger. haha
yey! galing naman! congrats=)
Sabi naman sa yo kaya pa eh. ðŸ™‚ Masyado ka nag pa affect sa hindi mo pagsunod sa instructions. Hahaha.
Kasi, naggive up na kasi talaga ako dito dahil sa hindi ko pagsunod sa instruction. Buti nakapasok pa ko. WAAAAAAAAAh.
Congrats ES!!!! ðŸ˜€ konti nalang!!
Grabe ES, you are so going to be an ambassador. Freal. ï?Š
Yehey! I almost cried in happiness (and envy) for you ES. ðŸ˜› Congrats, dearie! Burger burger burger! *hug*
Waaaah. Nalaman ko na pumasa ako, pasakay ako ng MRT. Hindi ako makagalaw, nagpalagpas ako ng 2 trains bago sya nagsink in. Maiyak-iyak na ko. Haha.
you are going to nail the oral exams ðŸ™‚ sure na sure ako. dahil ako ang nagiisang… diyosa ðŸ˜› good job!
Haynaku, sana nga dyosa ka na lang at nang magdilang-anghel ka (or magdilang dyosa?) Haha.
When you’re already an ambassador, are you going to share some of your immunities? nyahaha
Anyway, congrats! ^^
SIGE BA! Char!
Hey, when you become a big time diplomat, remember that once upon a time, we were online blog buddies. Hehe.
I heard that the FSO exam is so tough. But you must be smart to ace the exam. Congrats!
I am telling you, “TOUGH” is a frakkin’ understatement. ðŸ™‚
Salamat KEN, RIO, EMMAN, SOL, CHEMAE, TRIX, ELY!!!
congrats yoshke! ang talino talaga, naaaaks! hehehe. naging pangarap ko rin yan for a while pero ginising ko na ang sarili ko. di ko keri ang ganyang lebel ng gruelling exams and everything.ikaw lang ang matupad, masaya na ko. yeee. =)
haaay, kung lalaki ka sana, kinilig ako ng vonggang vongga. hhahaha
go go go go! congrats!
congrats ES! ðŸ™‚
Thanks Munik and Babit!!!
wow naman ang galing. congrats..
na-inspire tuloy ako na kumuha din ng exam na yan, 3 years pagkagraduate ko
sige! kuha ka, fun naman sya eh, mahirap lang talaga.
uy congrats. it’s late but never late than never. lol gasgas na linya. as in yoshke ang name mo. so unique! you’re D man- yoshke! jk
no it’s not my real name. hehe. just a pen name.
Congratulations on your accomplishments. I’m curious though, when did you start the process? Was this the old test or the new one that includes the lengthy personal essay questions?
Why would you need a tux for the oral exam? Or was that a joke?!
Wasn’t a joke.
The last day of the Orals is actually a formal dinner. So it’s gonna be either Barong or tux, since it’s formal. But they required us to come in Barong (men), Filipiniana dress (women).