THE UNIVERSITY posted better results in the November 2014 licensure examinations for chemical engineers, with three Thomasians landing in the top 10.

The University recorded a higher passing rate of 69.12-percent (94 passers out of 136 examinees) compared with last year’s 58.97 percent (69 out of 117 examinees), results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed.

Leading the new batch of Thomasian chemical engineers is second-placer Joseph John Liwanagan with a score of 83.40 percent, followed by Francis Jessy Liggayu at seventh place (82.80 percent), and William Macasero Jr. at ninth place (82.50 percent).

Hazel Dorothy Cesar of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman finished first place with a score of 85.40 percent.

Last year, no Thomasian made it to the top 10 list of passers.

This year, UST failed to enter the list of top-performing schools. UP Diliman was named as the top school with a 91.76-percent passing rate or 78 passers out of 85 examinees.

The national passing rate increased to 68.43 percent or 596 passers out of 871 examinees, from last year’s 58.31 percent or 428 passers out of 734 examinees.

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