8 of 10 naval board topnotchers from University of Cebu

Ryan Macasero
8 of 10 naval board topnotchers from University of Cebu
This is not the first time the university dominated the naval board exam. In 2017, UC swept all 10 top slots.

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Eight of the 10 topnotchers of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Exam were from the University of Cebu (UC), according to the results  released Monday evening, October 7, by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). 

Shayne Rañol Ondray showed the way for UC with the second highest score of 88.40%. 

Topping the exam was Carlo Perez Marasigan of Mandaluyong’s Namei Polytechnic Institute with 89.40%. 

This is not the first time the UC dominated the topnotchers in the naval board exam. In 2017, the university swept all 10 top slots

UC’s chancellor Candice Gotianuy congratulated the topnotchers in a Facebook post Monday night.

“Shout out to the dean and faculty for motivating these students to the top!” she said. “It’s getting to be a habit!”

UC, which was founded by Gotianuy’s father Augusto Go, is known for rewarding its high performing students with cash prizes and vehicles. (READ: ‘It’s becoming a habit’: University of Cebu gives cars to board top placers)

The previous naval board topnotchers received prizes between P50,000 and P100,000.  

Rappler asked Gotianuy if the top performers this time will also get prizes but she has not replied yet as of posting time. 

The results were released only 2 days after the exam was administered.

The university has 4 campuses across Metro Cebu and over 60,000 students enrolled.

See the full list of board passers here. – Rappler.com

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Ryan Macasero

Ryan covers social welfare for Rappler. He started at Rappler as social media producer in 2013, and later took on various roles for the company: editor for the #BalikBayan section, correspondent in Cebu, and general assignments reporter in the Visayas region. He graduated from California State University, East Bay, with a degree in international studies and a minor in political science. Outside of work, Ryan performs spoken word poetry and loves attending local music gigs. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmacasero or drop him leads for stories at ryan.macasero@rappler.com