GRADUATES of University of Saint La Salle (USLS) and Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod (CSA-B) landed in first and second places, respectively, in the November 2017 Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination, results released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Wednesday showed.

With a rating of 84.60 percent, John Cyril Claur ranked first in the board examination given by the Board of Chemical Engineering in Manila and Cebu this month.

Claur tied with Jared Philip Marquez Condez of University of the Philippines-Visayas in Iloilo City.

Three other graduates from Bacolod City were also in the top 10.

CSA-B’s Wilmark Palacios of CSA-B ranked second with a rating of 83.90 percent while Jarjolen Jamora was in fifth spot with a rating of 83.40 percent.

Salvador Cruz of USLS was in eighth place after garnering a rating of 82.50 percent.

In terms of overall performance, USLS and CSA-B got 48.48 percent and 89.47 percent ratings, respectively.

The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos had a 62.50 percent passing percentage while STI West Negros University with only three takers had no passers.

The PRC, in its website, announced that 66.56 percent or 627 out of 942 examinees passed the licensure exam.

The passers were comprised of 586 first timers and 41 repeaters, the PRC added.