(OCT. 21)—Every graduate the UP Diliman College of Engineering Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (UPD-DMMME) fielded in the October 2019 Metallurgical Engineer Licensure Examination passed, giving the University a 100 percent passing rate, with six examinees getting into the top 10.
The top board passers are Bryan Patrick Carrasco (2nd place, 83.25%), Kielvin Jon Miguel (3rd, 82.454%), Regan Abram Leonardo (4th, 81.9%), Ninna Joyce Delantar (5th, 81.8%), Sergi Bantay (7th, 81.05%) and Karl Justine Abang (8th, 80.70%).
All 26 UPD-DMMME examinees passed the examinations on their first try. Among the three schools that participated, UPD is the only one with a 100 percent passing.
According to available data from the Professional Regulation Commission, since August 2010, UPD has fielded an average of 16 examinees every year, with 15 of them passing. The last time a UPD student clinched the top spot was in October 2015. UPD’s most stellar performance in recent memory was during the August 2013 examinations, where UPD had a 100 percent passing rate and occupied all top 10 slots.—Anna Regidor, images from the UP College of Engineering