Mapúa Institute of Technology, the leading technological academic institution and biggest engineering school in the Philippines, has dominated five recent licensure examinations for engineers and electronics technicians after its graduates ranked high among the board exams’ successful examinees.
Civil Engineering - May 2012
Elspeth May Estrada Cruz (2nd)
Angel Nucup Alvarez Jr. (5th)
John Paul Mejia Gervacio (7th)
Jerome Valois Katigbak (9th)
John Norman Reyes Beren (10th)
Chemical Engineering – April 2012
Jerico Jae Caballes Gines (2nd)
Vryan Gil Reyes Constantino (3rd)
Claudio Fiel Martinez Novida (3rd)
Electronics Engineering - April 2012
Christian Deus Telmo Cayao (1st)
Josielle Marie Agno Caminong (3rd)
Steffi Kaye Wee Cheong (4th)
Agatha Marie Dela Isla Alarilla (5th)
Julius Rommel Masiglat Salud (10th)
Electronics Technical – April 2012
John Reejet David Flores (1st)
Rimson Encanto Junio (3rd)
Aron Bandala Molina (4th)
Edrian Paul Cabico Regaspi (5th)
James Patrick Eugenio Guevarra (6th)
Tristan Mariano Ocampo (6th)
Mariz Arsen Gatbonton Bernardo (7th)
Danica Cinco Gilbuena (7th)
Lynette Arce Pascua (7th)
Mechanical Engineering - March 2012
Marc Philippe Tiu Ladaga (2nd)
The Institute topped the April 2012 board exams for electronics engineers and electronics technicians.
Electronics engineering (ECE) graduate Christian Deus Telmo Cayao landed in the top spot, with a high 96.50% rating. "I was overwhelmed when I saw my name on top of the list of topnotchers. It was beyond what I expected. God is really great. One of my dreams just turned into a reality. I'm happy to bring honor to the Institute, which is one of the best engineering schools out there."
Four more ECE graduates from Mapúa made it to the top 10. They were third placer Josielle Marie Agno Caminong (94%), fourth placer Steffi Kaye Wee Cheong (93.20%), 5th placer Agatha Marie Dela Isla Alarilla (92.80%), and 10th placer Julius Rommel Masiglat Salud (91.50%).
A Mapúan also ranked No. 1 in the board exam for electronics technicians, with John Reejet David Flores scoring 88%. Other Mapúans who made it to the top 10 were Rimson Encanto Junio (3rd, 85%), Aron Bandala Molina (4th, 84%), Edrian Paul Cabico Regaspi (5th, 83%), James Patrick Eugenio Guevarra (6th, 81%), Tristan Mariano Ocampo (6th, 81%), Mariz Arsen Gatbonton Bernardo (7th, 80%), Danica Cinco Gilbuena (7th, 80%) and Lynette Arce Pascua (7th, 80%).
In the May 2012 Civil Engineering (CE) Licensure Exam, meanwhile, Mapúa graduates secured the 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th places. They were Elspeth May Estrada Cruz (2nd, 94.20%), Angel Nucup Alvarez Jr. (5th, 92.90%), John Paul Mejia Gervacio (7th, 92.55%), Jerome Valois Katigbak (9th, 91.85%), and John Norman Reyes Beren (10th, 91.50%).
Three of Mapúa’s chemical engineering graduates also made it to the list of examinees who got high ratings in the April 2012 exam. They were Jerico Jae Caballes Gines (2nd place, 80.50%), Vryan Gil Reyes Constantino (3rd, 80.10%), and Claudio Fiel Martinez Novida (3rd, 80.10%).
In March of this year, Marc Philippe Ladaga placed second in the mechanical engineering board exam.
Ladaga, who prepared for the exam for four and a half months, was relieved and grateful when he heard the good news. He said he was glad that all his efforts and hard work had paid off.
Throughout the review process, he said his first and foremost goal was to pass.
"I was thinking that if I became a topnotcher, then that would be an added bonus, but if not, well at least I did what I could," he said. "I did not expect that I would place second in the board after the first day of the exams. By that time, my classmates and I were simply hoping that we would pass the board.”
The 22-year-old engineer is now an instructor at Mapúa.
The Institute has been consistently producing board exam topnotchers and outstanding graduates since its establishment 87 years ago. Through its dedication and commitment, Mapúa has set the standards high in Philippine education. -With Kresta Marie C. Alcober, The New Builder staff writer