28 November 2013, 1:20 p.m. – A THOMASIAN topped the recent licensure examinations for civil engineers, while two other UST alumni made it to the top 10 list.

Topnotcher Paul Marion Demapelis, who scored 96.90 percent, led 179 successful Thomasian examinees. A total of 195 UST graduates took the exams this year.

UST remained as the second top-performing school after posting a 91.79-percent passing rate, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. This was better than last year’s 87.74 percent, equivalent to 136 passers out of 155 examinees.

University of the Philippines-Diliman remained the top-performing school with a 92.39-percent passing rate, or 85 passers out of 92 examinees.

Thomasian Kristoffer Dave Tabong tied for third place with Kimuel Suyat of Holy Angel University, with identical scores of 96.50 percent. Randolph Camaclang also shared the ninth spot with Henmark Pichay of New Era University, with identical scores of 95.30 percent.

Last year, no Thomasian landed in the top 10.

This year’s national passing rate went up to 48.12 percent as 3,168 out of 6,584 examinees passed the test. In 2012, the national passing rate stood at 41.41 percent, equivalent to 2,380 passers out of 5,747 examinees. Lord Bien G. Lelay


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