UPD tops environmental planner exams

UP Diliman (UPD) is the top-performing school in the July 2022 Environmental Planner Licensure Examinations, with Aleya Carmela E. Arca topping the examinations with a rating of 84.4 percent.

The SURP board passers. Image from the SURP Facebook page

Eight other examinees from the UPD School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) made it to the top 10: Mark Anthony A. Francisco (2nd, 84.20%), Lisa Marie B. Jacinto (3rd, 82.8%), Joshua R. Ladia (4th, 82.4 %), Gerard Patrick J. Mayo (6th, 81.85%), Christine S. Chicano (7th, 81.8%), Maria Christelle A. San Antonio (8th, 81.35%), Maria Clarissa C. Magdaraog (9th, 81.3%), and Joben Ryan A. Padre (10th, 80.60%).

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 36 of the 43 examinees from SURP passed, giving the school an 83.72 percent passing rate and making UPD the top-performing school. To be a top-performing school, the higher educational institution must have 40 or more examinees and at least an 80 percent passing rate. UPD was the only institution to achieve both feats.