A THOMASIAN secured the 10th spot in the inaugural food technology licensure examinations conducted on Aug. 10 to 11.

UST alumna Natalie Caumban scored 84.50 percent and shared the 10th place with nine other examinees.

The passing rate of the University stood at 49.30 percent, with 70 out of 142 examinees making the cut.

The field of food technology was established as a regulated profession under the “Philippine Food Technology Act,” officially known as Republic Act No. 11052, which was signed into law by former president Rodrigo Duterte on June 29, 2018.

A former Varsitarian photographer, Jean Gilbert Go, was one of the successful examinees.

Dominic Panaligan of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman scored 87.25 percent to become the food technology examinations’ first-ever topnotcher.

Three campuses of UP emerged as the top-performing schools: Diliman attained a perfect passing rate, Los Baños recorded 92.86 percent, and Mindanao, 83.33 percent.

The nationwide passing rate stood at 39.98 percent, with 453 out of 1,133 examinees passing the test. F.M.P.B de la Cruz


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