CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Good news to the City of Cagayan de Oro, as this year’s top placer in the recently concluded civil engineering board examination hails from this city.
His name is Garret Wilkenson Ching Sia, whose family and roots live here for many decades and their family has been known in the city as a family of businessmen, professionals and politicians.
Garret Wilkenson Ching Sia, the exam’s first placer, studied civil engineering at De Lasalle University in Metro Manila.
Sia garnered a 92.10 percent exam rating based on the exam results reported by the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC).
There were actually two board passers who snatched the first place. One of those aside from Sia, was a graduate from Mariano Marcos State University-Batac campus. He was Alexis Castillo Alegado.
There were also top 10 placers from Mindanao and they were identified as Kyle Adrian Olivia, 5th placer from Mindanao State University; Jester Javier Silapan, 9th placer, from the University of Southern Mindanao – Kabacan campus; and Mohaimen Hadji Omar Pasawilan, 10th placer, from the University of Mindanao – Kabacan campus.
They were followed by Reden Christian Tandoc Mercado from Saint Louis University and Casmer Blah Dilangalen from University of the Philippines-Diliman who both got 90.45 percent.
Based on the PRC records, there were 5,887 out of 16,936 who passed the licensure examination, or 34.76 percent.
The exams, PRC said, were administered in National Capital Region, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Palawan, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga on April 23-24.