25 October 2012, 12:31 a.m. – UST recorded a lower passing rate in the recent licensure exams for electronics engineers.

From 64.58 percent last year, the passing rate slipped to 62.73 percent this year, with 101 successful Thomasian examinees out of 161, data from the Professional Regulation Commission showed.

First-time UST takers posted a 62.99-percent passing rate, as 94 out of 154 who took the exam passed. This was down from last year’s 65.56 percent.

Former Varsitarian science and technology writer Jan Eva Mari de Vera was among those who hurdled the licensure exams.

The national passing rate improved to 51.57 percent — with 2,508 successful examinees out of 4,863 — from 36.87 percent last year. Cez Mariela Teresa G. Verzosa


  1. good day! may i be allowed to point out a ust achievement in uaap basketball history that has been inadvertently unrecognized by sports historians, writers, and authorities. careful review of uaap basketball history reveal the following facts. the league was founded and had its first tournament in 1938. that inaugural basketball tournament was won by feu. the next two championships were won by ust in 1939( shared with feu) and in 1940. no tournaments were held from 1941 to 1945 because of world war 2. however this is a case of force majeure and therefore not the fault of the uaap and member schools. it was wartime and there was no way that games could be held between 1941 and 1945. therefore the 1946 uaap basketball tournament should be considered a direct continuation of the last prewar tournament in 1940. and since ust won four more championships from 1946 to 1949, they should be considered rigjgtfully as 6 peat champions in the record books of the uaap. thank you.

    1946 to 1949, plus the 2 titles in 1939 and 1940, then uaap records should be rectified justly and fairly to show that ust won 6 straight titles from 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947,


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