DOJ EXEC TOPS SEPTEMBER 3 CES WE - 90 Officials Pass Exam

November 10, 2017

Department of Justice Assistant State Prosecutor Christine Marie V. Buencamino topped the Nationwide CES Written Examination (CES WE) held last September 3, 2017. Simultaneously conducted in Quezon City, Cebu and Davao city, the said exam registered a total of ninety (90) passers out of two hundred thirty-five (235) examinees or 38.30 percent.

Of the ninety (90) passers, 67.78% came from Quezon City testing center, 8.89% from Cebu City and 23.33% from Davao City.

The top ten (10) passers are all first time CES WE examinees and they are as follows:

The complete list of September 3, 2017 CES WE passers may be viewed at the CESB website,

All successful CES WE examinees may call the Eligibility and Rank Appointment Division (ERAD) at telephone number 9514981 to 85 loc. 100 or 832 for the schedule and other details of the Assessment Center (AC), the second examination stage for CES eligibility.

The next conduct of the CES WE will be on December 3, 2017. Application forms may be downloaded through the CESB website,

Top Three Passers

The top three passers came from Quezon City testing center and they are as follows:

Christine Marie V. Buencamino

Atty. Christine Marie V. Buencamino, who obtained the highest rating of 89.30%, has been with the Department of Justice (DOJ) since July 15, 2015. Prior to DOJ, she was with the Regional Trial Court (RTC)-Makati City Branch 63 where she worked as Clerk of Court V for more than five (5) years. She graduated with a degree in AB Political Science as Merit Scholar at the Ateneo De Manila University in 2000. In 2006, she finished her Juris Doctor in the same university and passed the Philippine Bar Examinations in 2007. Her field of specialization/expertise is Law.

Michel Kristian R. Ablan

Atty. Michel Kristian R. Ablan, who obtained the second highest rating of 87.77%, is presently Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). Prior to PCOO, he was a Division Chief at the Public-Private Partnership Center in 2015 and served as Provincial Board Member at the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte from 2007 to 2010. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science major in Legal Management at the Ateneo De Manila University in 2000 and Bachelor of Laws in the same university in 2005. In September of the same year, he passed the Philippine Bar Examinations. He also received his Diploma in Arts with Merit in 2014 and Master of Public Policy, Second Honors, in 2015, both at the University of Auckland. His fields of specialization/expertise include Business Management, Law, Policy Administration/Management and Mediation.

Sheila L. Oberio

Ms. Sheila L. Oberio, a chemical engineer and who obtained the third highest rating of 87.11, is presently Senior Science Research Specialist and designated as Provincial Science and Technology Director of the Iloilo Provincial Science and Technology Center-Department of Science and Technology Regional Office VI. She was with DOST-VI since 2005 starting as Science Research Specialist I. She graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the Central Philippine University in 1994 and passed the Chemical Engineering Licensure Board Examination in the same year. In 2003, she finished her Masters of Management-Business Management at the University of the Philippines-Visayas. Her field of specialization/expertise is Science and Technology.