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January 2018 Architecture Board Exam Result – Philippines

January 2018 Architecture Board Exam Result – Philippines

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A total of 1,126 out of 1,955 passed the January 2018 Architect Licensure Examination (ALE) given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last month. The PRC’s Board of Architecture headed by its Chairman, Arch. Robert S. Sac and board member, Arch. Robert M. Mirafuente said that 58% had passed on the most recent architecture exam. The examination was held in Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Legazpi last January 26 and 28, 2018. Full list of the passers can be found here. The University of Sto. Tomas topped the exam with 85.40%, followed by University of the Philippines – Diliman, and, and Bicol University. Here is the list of top 10 successful examinees #1. Marc Henrich Wee Ong Go – UST – 85.40% #2. Marc Terence LimsicoCo – UP-Diliman – 84.2 Rafael Crus Paragas – UL-
10 Things to Consider When Working in Call Center

10 Things to Consider When Working in Call Center

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Considering today’s worldwide recession, more and more people are getting jobless every day and more and more applicants are trying their luck in some companies that are still accepting workers, especially call centers. Working in call center as technical support or customer service representative is easy provided you must know how to deal with the following. 10 Things to Consider When Working in Call Center #1. You must have an extraordinary patience. #2. You must know how to control your temper even if the customer on the other line is bullying, discriminating, degrading, or shouting at you. #3. You must be dedicated enough to educate idiot and dumb people (like for example telling them how to spell yahoo or google) #4. You must know and learn how to raise your middle finge
The Reason Why This Mother Rejected UP Scholarship For Her Valedictorian Son Will Shock You

The Reason Why This Mother Rejected UP Scholarship For Her Valedictorian Son Will Shock You

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Update 12/01/2017 Josephine Anne Lapira, 22, a University of the Philippines (UP) Manila student, died in what the authorities reported as an encounter between New People’s Army members and government forces in Batangas province on the evening of Nov. 28. September 26, 2017 - Southern Leyte | Sometimes, parents cannot be blamed for their unorthodox decisions especially when they experienced something that changed their lives. This is what happened to the family of Elsa Torreblanca, a public school teacher, widow, and a mother of four. Elsa’s husband Mario, was killed by suspected members of New People’s Army in Sogod, Southern Leyte, on September 2000. Mario was a farmer and was suspected by the group as a military asset. The group later claimed his death, but evidence of his l
This Agonizing Story Reminds Everyone How Activism Can Destroy Someone’s Future

This Agonizing Story Reminds Everyone How Activism Can Destroy Someone’s Future

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It was June 2000 when Carmelo Luna Jr. entered the University of the Philippines – Los Baños as a freshman taking BS. In Agriculture. Carmelo was among the top students who graduated from Tanauan Institute, a private school in Tanauan City, Batangas. Carmelo Jr. is the eldest son of Jeepney driver Carmelo Baltazar Sr., and his deceased wife Lucinda. Lucinda died of breast cancer two years earlier, leaving Carmelo Sr. with three kids (Junjun and his two younger sisters). Carmelo Sr, or Meloy as called by his neighbors, is a frustrated lawyer. He studied Political Science in San Beda College, but because poverty struck his family after his father died, he was not able to graduate and settled driving Jeepney after he got married at 24. Meloy’s hope relied on his son Junjun. After
Not Bar, CHED Says LET is Now the Toughest PH License Exam to Pass

Not Bar, CHED Says LET is Now the Toughest PH License Exam to Pass

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHED). On Wednesday said licensed teachers are now the smartest and most intelligent professionals in the Philippines. This is after the Philippine Regulations Commission (PRC), released the result of March 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) result, where only 10.9% for elementary teachers have passed, while only 25.46% for the secondary teachers have passed. Both results are the lowest percentage among any other board exams given by PRC since the commission was created decades ago. The following is the list of results of different board and professional licensure exams given by the PRC in 2017. From highest to lowest. Physician/Medical Doctor – 61.73% Lawyer (bar – given by Supreme Court) – 59.06% Master Electrician – 58.05%
Karma? Former PUP Activist Now Living Through 4Ps Program

Karma? Former PUP Activist Now Living Through 4Ps Program

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When Marcus Mauricio passed the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP-Manila), entrance exam on March 2001, his parents told him to stop seeing his high school sweetheart. Their reason was, the girl didn’t deserve him as they were aware that her parents cannot afford to send their daughter to college. Marcus was an officer of Student Supreme Government (SSG) during his high school in Bulacan. His family runs a rice mill and a small factory of salted eggs. Finance was not a problem for his family. His two older brothers, although had their own families, were both OFWs. Elena Morfe, a shy and simple girl who graduated with honors, is the older of two daughters of a rice farmer. His father had been working with the Mauricio’s since he was single. The two families knew each othe