In consideration of the adverse impact of super typhoon Odette, students (tertiary and senior high school) who are victims of the super typhoon may opt to enroll without paying the down payment. Affected students who have promissory notes from previous semesters' school fees may still proceed with the enrollment and settle their outstanding obligations within the extended period of up to the end of the second semester academic year 2021-2022 to ensure the continuation of operations and the timely release of salaries of USC employees. 

Let us continue to pray for the World to be kept alive in each of us in these challenging times. 

Sophia Dianne K. Bernardo, Mike Wenmar Y. Payo, Rochel V. Valle bagged the first place in the Programming Competition besting five different Student Chapters all over the Philippines. The team, which also won the top prize in the Cebu leg of the competition (see related story), was coached by Engr. Ellen Agnes M. Zafra.

Bernardo and Payo, under the mentorship of Engr. Joseph Karl G. Salva also won in the Undergraduate Research Competition. Their research, “QR-based Personal Data Collection System for COVID- 19 Response Automatic Contact Tracing Database Development” received the Best in Research Design and Best in Research Presentation awards. 

The programming competition included C++, Java, and Python 3 problems while the research contest had three phases: initial evaluation and screening phase, semifinals, and finals.

The event was sponsored by the National Chapter of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP) Inc. and duly organized by the IECEP National Student Affairs Committee, through the IECEP Manila Student Chapter (IECEP-MSC) and IECEP Rizal Student Chapter (IECEP-RSC).


Screen-grab from www.prc.gov.ph showing the top performing schools in the October 2021 Ch.E. Licensure Examination.

The University of San Carlos ranked second in school performance in the chemical engineer licensure examination given by the Board of Chemical Engineering. The examination was held on October 3, 4, and 5, 2021 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, and Lucena.

The Board recognized only four universities with ten or more examinees as top performing schools. With a 94.12% (16 out of 17) rating, USC came up second only to the University of the Philippines Diliman (14 out of 14, 100%). The two other schools on the list are UP Los BaƱos and De La Salle University. The national passing percentage is a meager 47.3% (321 out of 679 examinees).

The new Carolinian chemical engineers are:

Acero, Irene Kaye P.

Alvarez, Ros Vincent P.

Enopia, Brendaline C.

Flores, Dharyl C.

Go, Chloe Faye L.

Lasquite, John Leanard M.

Malig-on, Alyssa Camille D.

Maningo, Aira Jean S.

Martin, Alvin Mar V.

Mendaros, Czarina M.

Rojas, Kaye D.

Samporna, Carl John B.

Te, Kezia Gaile D.

Uy, Lorraine Claire C.

Uy, Newson Shann L.

Variacion, Manuel Jr. A.

Twice postponed

Only 17 out of the 25 who registered ended up taking the exam because of two postponements. The chemical engineer licensure exam is given twice every year. No examination, however, was held in 2020 because of the pandemic-related restrictions. The USC examinees who took the October 2021 exam originally registered for the May 2020 exam.

Five-year performance 

The University’s performance in the chemical engineer licensure examination has been consistently high throughout the past five years. Engr. Cyd P. Aguilera, member of the Board of Chemical Engineering, presented the performance of universities in the past eight exams (covering May 2016 to November 2019) during the 82nd Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) National Convention last September 17, 2021. Engr. Aguilera reported that the USC’s overall passing rate was 90.48% (114 out of 126). This earns USC the 2nd best school performance nationwide after UP Diliman which had a 97.87% (367 out of 375) pass rate.

by Engr. Luis K. Cabatingan, Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering

University employees started to receive their COVID-19 vaccination shots today, June 14, 2021, as the Project Balik Buhay-University of San Carlos Vaccination Supercenter opened this morning. Fr. Pres. Narciso A. Cellan Jr., SVD, D.Comm. (see inset, photo below) blessed the center earlier this morning before it commenced operations.

Project Balik Buhay (PBB) is a partnership between the public and private sectors in response to the request of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Visayas on COVID-19, and the Department of Health (DOH) Region VII in support of the national government’s national vaccination program.

The PBB-USC Vaccination Supercenter is located at the University’s Talamban Campus and will cater to USC employees from June 14 to 16, after which it will accept those who registered with the PBB program. The center will continue its operations for three months. Based on the PBB dashboard this morning, the center was able to process almost 150 clients in three hours.
From left: Go (1st), Flordelis (2nd), Arriola (6th), and Borbon (6th) and 62 other Carolinians passed the 2021 Architect Licensure Examination.

Four Carolinian graduates topped the August 2021 Architect Licensure Examination, results of which were released by the Professional Regulation Commission on September 6.

Benson Heinrick B. Go clinched first place (83.50%) followed by Mark Anthony V. Flordelis at second place (83.40%). Meanwhile, both Magdalena Beatriz L. Arriola and Gerard L. Borbon placed sixth with 81.60%.

Overall, 65 out of 81 (80.25%) first-time takers, as well as one repeater, from the University passed the licensure examination. Nationally, only 560 out of 849 (66%) examinees passed the board exam. The examination was held across nine locations, including Cebu City, on August 27 and 29, 2021.

Congratulations to the new Carolinian architects!

1. Abellana, Jess Lorenz Cuabo 

2. Amores, Hannah Mae Lopez 

3. Aninon, Hana Marie Gonzales 

4. Antojado, Earl Patrick Samson 

5. Antolihao, Teresa Tao-on 

6. Arriesgado, Alexa Marie Diongzon 

7. Arriola, Magdalena Beatriz Lepiten 

8. Bacatan, Marie! Noynay 

9. Baclado, Milkee Jane Bacus 

10 Bagual, Jessah Nina Borja 

11 Banzon, Haydee Louise Luna 

12. Baring, Herb Jared Dalanon 

13. Barreto, Claudine Mae Dayag 

14. Bascon, Adrian Ivan Pondara 

15. Borbon, Gerard Luague 

16. Caballero, Rhea Michelle Carilimdiliman 

17. Cabonita, Dean Joseph Demana 

18. Cabulao, Ana Andrea Celina Otero 

19. Calalang, Stephen Jay Go 

20. Camacho, Charmaine Concepcion 

21. Castillon, Glen Santoceldes 

22. Cuadrasal, Jo'Anna Angelique Van Garay 

23. Cuizon, Danessa Christine Sadaya 

24. Cuizon, Zylee Marithel Romanillos 

25. Dagami, Marius Zyreau Cerio 

26. Degamo, Jetly Casio 

27. Dela Cerna, Emily Ann De Asis 

28. Dy, Andre Jason Tan 

29. Dy, Jannah Marie Capuyan 

30. Emotin, Marqueza Eve Marquez 

31. Escalante, Nerrissa Lea Sinco 

32. Faunillan, Caryl Fehazel Caritan 

33. Fernandez, Thea Joyce Espanola 

34. Figues, Phil Robert Sorono 

35. Flordelis, Mark Anthony Veloso 

36. Go, Benson Heinrick Booc 

37. Gumboc, Von Vincent Gaviola 

38. Hilongo, Vienna Marie Mabalhin 

39. Hisancha, Ralph Beltran 

40. Huang, Chloe Cang 

41. Inting, Rhett Marvin Sanchez 

42. Kuan, Karmell Canete 

43. Laroa, Nathaniel Abendan 

44. Legara, Monique Pancho 

45. Lepatan, Rae Moses Pesquera 

46. Lirazan, Dionne Derick Mate 

47. Loga, Catherine Ann Gesalago 

48. Lumagbas, Nathalie Marie Lugtu 

49. Manabat, Ivan Matthew Archibald 

50. Maquiling„ Nichol Vincent Buot 

51. Marzon, Melanie Mae Esperanza 

52. Mayormita, Mary Lyn Rodriguez 

53. Naranjo, Neil Bari 

54. Nemenzo, Angela Velez 

55. Quintero, Mary Noelli Tano 

56. Ramas, Joyce Azcarraga 

57. Salomon, Dianne Myrrh Ebuenga 

58. Senador, Heaven Leigh Andaya 

59. Seva, Kevin Bryan Cellona 

60. Sexon, Kevin Daniel Carabio 

61. Suarez, Eric Ryan Arquillano 

62. Tiu, Cal Jonathan Go 

63. Urpiana, John Lorenzo Santos 

64. Uy, Mar Adonis Rulona 

65. Yu, Heinz Jeremy Go 

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