By Sally A. Atento
LEGAZPI CITY (01-Oct-2012/PIA) – Two Bicolanos ranked first and second places in the Registered Electrical Engineer (REE) licensure exam and eight others dominated the top 10 of the Registered Master Electricians (RME) board exam given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) this September.
Engr. Edgardo Aguilar, dean of Bicol University College of Engineering, confirmed that batch 2012 graduates Bernard Bandojo Alzaga of Sto. Niño, Sto. Domingo Albay and Wilfredo Lignes Mata Jr. of San Jacinto, Masbate as the top two in the 2012 REE exam.
“It’s the second time for our graduates to top the REE board exam since 1993. For this year Bandojo and Mata are among the 47 EE board passers from the college,” Aguilar said in the Aramon ta Daw radio program of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) regional office here.
The said number comprises 56 percent Bicol University passing rate which according to Aguilar is above the national passing percentage.
Eight others from the state colleges and universities (SUCs) in the region landed at top 10 of the REE exam in September 10.
First placer was Charles Japeth A. Dichoso from Sorsogon Stage Colleges (SSC) and third placers, Melchor E. Aviles Jr and Arianna S. Bañega, are from Camarines Norte State College – Daet (CNSCD) and Buceng respectively.
Also from Buceng is the fifth placer, Oliver John V. Borazon.
Both Ma. Lourdes A. Bertillo, CNSCD and Marcial B. Golingco, BUCENG landed as eighth while Jeffrey I. Gadil, still from CNSCD, ranked ninth.
PRC hailed CNSCD as the only school to reach the top-performing level in 2012 RME Exam with 20 passers out of 21 examinees or 95.24 percent passing rate.