UPD grads top geologist licensure exam

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Cris Reven L. Gibaga

(MAR. 2)—All 63 examinees from the UPD National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) of the College of Science passed the February 2016 Geologist Licensure Examinations, with nine examinees entering the top 10.

Cris Reven L. Gibaga, 2015 magna cum laude graduate, topped the examinations with a rate of 82.60 percent.

Other successful examinees who made it to the top 10 were: Dindo Karl Mari A. Malonzo, second place (81.90%); Barbie Ross B. Villaplaza, third (81.80%); Jeffrey T. Bermido, fifth (81.30%); Paula Naomi S. Irapta and Ma. Faye Adelaine P. Velasco, sixth (81.10%);  Jayson Gabriel D. Pinza, eight (80.90%) and Ma. Isabella G. Hermo, tenth (80.20%)

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 144 out of 267 examinees made the cut or a national passing rate of 53.93 percent. The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new geologists will be announced later.

For the complete result of the successful examinees visit