MANILA, Philippines - More than half of those who took the licensure examination for chemists this month passed the test, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said yesterday.
The PRC said out of 630 who took the board exam administered by the commission's Board of Chemistry, 331 passed.
Eight of those in the top 10 came from the University of the Philippines (UP) in Manila, Diliman and Los Baños, according to the PRC.
UP-Diliman was named the "top performing school" with passing rate of 90.28 percent as 65 of the 72 examinees from the school passed the board exam.
Paul Gerald Sanchez of UP-Manila led the roster of successful examinees with 91.75 percent rating. He was followed by Corrina Azarcon and Mark Daben Libardo, both of UP-Diliman, with 91 percent.
Ranking third was Julius Victorius Saluria, of UP-Diliman, with 90.50 percent, followed by Kevin Elissandro Gumabon, UP-Manila, 90.25 percent; Danette Monzon, UP-Manila, 90 percent; Laurenzo Alba, De la Salle University-Manila, 89.75 percent; Valerie Christie Miclat, Ateneo de Manila-Quezon City, 89 percent; and Darwin Caca Gomez, Eastern Visayas State University-Tacloban and John Rafael Granada, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, both garnering 88.25 percent rating.
Completing the top 10 list were Henson Yu, of ADMU-Q.C., and Nesty Margarretta Tumbaga, of UP-Diliman, both with 88 percent; and Kevinilo Marquez, of UP-Los Baños, and Romel Pagkalinawan, of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Main-Sta. Mesa, both with 87.50 percent.