'Bagyong Falcon' PAGASA weather update July 16, 2019



MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Falcon' is now moving westward over the Philippine Sea and may intensify into a Tropical Storm as it approaches Extreme Northern Luzon Wednesday afternoon or evening, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am bulletin on Tuesday, July 16.

At 4:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Falcon' was estimated based on all available data at 690 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

Track of Tropical Depression 'Falcon'
Latest satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Falcon' | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

'Bagyong Falcon' has maximum winds of up to 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h. It is moving West at 30 km/h.

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 305 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(18.0°N, 124.6°E)
  • 48 Hour(Thursday morning): In the vicinity of Basco, Batanes(20.4°N, 121.7°E)
  • 72 Hour(Friday morning): 435 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(23.8°N, 119.8°E)
  • 96 Hour(Saturday morning):745 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(26.8°N, 119.6°E)
  • 120 Hour(Sunday morning):1,085 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(30.0°N, 119.9°E)

Track of Tropical Depression 'Falcon'
Track of Tropical Depression 'Falcon' | Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

Tropical cyclone warning signal TCWS No. 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours) in three areas: Northern Isabela, Cagayan and Batanes.

Today, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon and Northern Samar.

On Tuesday, moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Zambales, Bataan and Mindoro Provinces due to the combined effects of “Falcon” and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon. Meanwhile, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Western Visayas, and the rest of Central Luzon and MIMAROPA.

On Thursday, moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan and Mindoro Provinces. Meanwhile, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, and the rest of Central Luzon and MIMAROPA.

Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be at risk of flooding and landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS#1 and the eastern seaboards of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

— The Summit Express


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From "Pagpag" Boy to Manila Mayor: Isko Moreno's rise to power



MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso is currently winning the praise of many as he makes waves of changes in the country's capital city.
From "Pagpag" Boy to Manila Mayor: Isko Moreno's rise to power

But before he occupied Manila's highest seat of power, Isko Moreno had once been part of the city's face of poverty.

Moreno's rise to power is more than that of a "Cinderella man." For his was a story of resilience, determination, love for learning and reaching for one's ambitions.

Baby Isko Moreno
Baby Isko Moreno | Photo Courtesy: ABS-CBN

Moreno was born on October 24,1974 in the impoverished slums of Tondo, Mana. His father, Joaquin, worked as a stevedore and his mother, Rosario, took care of the family's needs.

Moreno shared he was 10-year old when he realized that they were poor. He said, "Kasi wala kaming Atari, wala kaming Game & Watch, yung kapitbahay namin may Betamax na."

Life wasn't easy for the family and his father didn't always have a job. At a young age, Moreno learned to find odd ways to find food on the table or they would starve. It was at that time when he discovered "pagpag" or discarded food left in the garbage.

"Sa araw araw na ginawa ng Diyos, mamimili ka lang: yung mamatay na dilat ang mata o mamatay na may hepa," Moreno recalled.

Moreno would scavenge the garbage of restaurants to find "pagpag." His mother would cook it for the family and even sometimes sell it to neighbors for a small amount.

When the boy grew up, Moreno learned to hustle on the streets by collecting old newspapers and bottles and sold them to junk shops. Moreno was determined not to be a wayward as he had a goal to fulfill: finish high school.

Moreno wanted to be a ship captain
Moreno wanted to be a ship captain | Photo Courtesy: ABS-CBN

Moreno's father only finished grade 4 but his son was determined to achieve more. College seemed like an impossible dream for the young man but he had big plans. Moreno wanted to be a captain of a ship.

Being a trash collector, Moreno was bullied in school. He recalled how relentless his classmates would tease him and said, "Naiiyak lang minsan." He remain undeterred for he had a dream to accomplish.

But like always, fate has a funny way of changing our plans.

While attending a wake, Moreno was approached by talent manager and producer, Wowie Roxas who offered him a job in front of a camera. It was the beginning of Moreno's showbiz career.

Moreno got in the 7th batch of the popular variety show, "That's Entertainment." He went on to fulfill his job as a charming actor to make movies and various projects.

Eventually, the actor had another dream set in mind. He wanted to be a public servant.

Moreno's first taste of politics was when he ran as councilor in 1998. He found himself in the middle of dirty trash talks, as his opponents lambasted his lack of education. "Artista ka lang, high school graduate ka lang," was what he heard from critics.

But instead of putting him down, Moreno used these to become best arsenal. During one of his campaign speeches, had a rousing speech saying, "Walang sino man ang makakapagsabi dito na alam nila ang pakiramdam niyo kapag kumakalam ang sikmura ninyo. Ako alam ko ’yon.”

Moreno won his first election at age 23 years old. He served as councilor for three more terms. After, Moreno went on to serve as vice mayor for three terms too. He ran as a senator in 2016 but lost.

Isko From the slums to Manila's highest seat
From the slums to Manila's highest seat | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Isko Moreno

The self-made man also didn't stop learning. In 2003, Moreno earned his business administration degree from International Academy of Management and Economics. He also took an Executive Leadership Program at the University of the Philippines. Moreno also took up some law units at Arellano University.

He was later sent to Harvard University for an Executive Leadership Program and Oxford University for a Strategic Leadership Program.

From a "pagpag" boy in Tondo, Moreno is now making sweeping changes in Manila as he hopes to bring back the city's glory days.

"I'm no Superman," Moreno admitted but also promised, "But, it will be different."

— Sally, The Summit Express


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FULL RESULTS: June 2019 Interior Designer board exam list of passers, top 8



MANILA, Philippines – The June 2019 Interior Designer board exam results, including the official list of passers, topnotchers (top 8), top performing schools and performance of schools are released on Monday, July 15 or in fourteen (14) working days after the last day of examinations.

As announced, 211 out of 320 passed the exams.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) conducted the Interior Design licensure exam in Manila on June 23, 24 and 25.

The members of the Board of Interior Design who gave the licensure examination are Sonia Santiago-Olivares, Chairman; and Maria Carlota D. Hilvano, Member.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on JUNE 23, 2019 & FF. DAYS Page: 2 of 6
Released on JULY 15, 2019
Seq. No. N a m e
1 ABAD, MIKAELA DENISE REQUEJO
2 ABANCIA, EDLYN FABI
3 ABASTILLAS, MERVIN IAN SALCEDO
4 ABUDA, MARDEE ANGELI MADDELA
5 ADAPTAR, ANGELEEN ABROGINA
6 AGLERON, MONIQUE LIM
7 AGONCILLO, ALETHEA CHRISSIE GARDIOLA
8 AGRIPA, ARLENNE ARTIEDA
9 AGUSTIN, JOHANNES MATTHEW DELA PEÑA
10 AKU, KASHIV MARIE NOBLEZA
11 ALCANTARA, ALECSA DANIELLE ABIERA
12 AMBULO, JERICK GREGORIO
13 AMISCUA, HOMER JONATHAN
14 AMOROSO, KRISTIENNE EMMANUEL FETALVERO
15 ANDRES, LAUREN MAE STAGEN
16 ANSELMO, ROMUALDO EDUARDO ROQUE
17 ANTONIO, JAYDELINE LICAROS
18 APOLISTAR, ALEXIS KEY MANAR
19 AQUINO, GHIA ANGELLI AGUAS
20 AQUINO, LUZVIMINDA PANTILANAN
21 ARADA, CHRISSA JOELLE MAGNAYE
22 ARAGON, BEVERLY ANNE BALUYOT
23 ARELLANO, MARIA ANA CECILIA GIL
24 ASEJO, CHARLES SERAPION
25 ATIENZA, BETTINA ANNE VARELA
26 BALDAZO, KELI ELIZABETH PASCUAL
27 BALIAO, ANA MARIA DIEZ
28 BALTERO, ANN BERNADETH FAMORCA
29 BAS, CHRISTINE ANGELA BERSAMINA
30 BATERNA, TANYA MAXINE DIVINAGRACIA
31 BAUTISTA, MUTYA ANGELA NEPOMUCENO
32 BELLO, JAZEL GUERRERO
33 BENTINGANAN, EMMANUEL AYCO
34 BERNARDO, NOELLE SAMANTHA CENTENO
35 BETONIO, HANNAH MARIE CORTES
36 BICOL, HANNAH KAMIL GUINHAWA
37 BISNAR, JENNIFER IRENE LOZANO
38 BONAOBRA, CHLOE JOY LOMBOY
39 BORNALO, ALWIN VALERA
40 BRONOZA, PAULINE JANINA PINEDA
41 BUENDIA, PATRICIA JOSE
42 BUHAT, RAMOEL GERARD GASTAR
43 BULANON, AIONA BRIDGET ESCAÑO
44 BUNGAR, GLADYS BARTOLOME
45 CABIGTING, MARY PRISTINE VIVAR
46 CACAYAN, HANNAH NOELLE JAYMA
47 CALASAGSAG, AIKO AMBONG
48 CALASARA, CAROLINE ORTEGA
49 CAMACHO, MARVIN JULUIS PALERO
50 CAPUA, HANNAHLYN ASMA
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on JUNE 23, 2019 & FF. DAYS Page: 3 of 6
Released on JULY 15, 2019
Seq. No. N a m e
51 CARILLO, ANA BERNADINE DE LEON
52 CASICA, ANZELLA NICHOLE ESCOBIDO
53 CASTILLO, MA RHOBBIA ARIOLA
54 CASTRO, ALYANNA TAGABUCBA
55 CASUGA, NAOMI GRACE VELASCO
56 CHUA, ALYANA JOSHAN ALVIZO
57 CHUA, DENISE GAYLE MIRASOL
58 CHUA, LIANE KYLA CO
59 CO, JUSTINE ARIANNE YU
60 COVACHA, CANDICE JEAN PURA
61 CRISTOBAL, JOEL SEBASTIAN JR DELLOSO
62 CRISTOBAL, RENZO MAGDARAOG
63 CRUZ, MARGARITA CELINA ADRIANO
64 CRUZ, MARICOR LEUS
65 DALAYAWON, PRINCESS DIANNE MOLINA
66 DE LOS REYES, GUIZELLA MAE ROBLES
67 DELOS REYES, CAMILLE ROQUE
68 DIGA, BUTCH KELVIN SOTELO
69 DIMAANO, RHEALIZA CATILO
70 DOMINGO, ROMEO TORRENUEVA
71 DUERO, MARYCON ZAMAYLA
72 DULONGBINTE, REMILEEN MANALO
73 DUMAPI, HANNAH LORRAINE PASAMONTE
74 ECLAVEA, VALERIE ANNE MENDOZA
75 ENDAYA, ANGELICA JAVIER
76 ESMEDULLAR, NAOMI JOY GARCIA
77 ESMENDE, JANICA COLEEN BOREGAS
78 ESPISO, JEZA MAE ESMERALDA
79 ESTERNON, JUSTINE AROLLADO
80 ESTIVA, KRISSANDRA NAOMI SABAREZA
81 ESTOQUE, RESTY JON RABARA
82 FABELLON, LARA ANGELIQUE PARAISO
83 FABROS, ANGELICA ANTINEO
84 FAJARDO, CARALEI NICOLE ALVIAR
85 FAMORCAN, LYKA ANDREA PARAOAN
86 FAUSTINO, NICOLE DOMINIQUE CORTEZA
87 FERRER, JOHN KLEIBER SOMODIO
88 FITERO, STEPHANIE ROSE TALACAY
89 FLORENCIO, SHAINA BERNICE MEDALLA
90 FRANCO, SHARLENE MANALANG
91 FRIAS, LI-HERSHEY KHRYSTENE DERIGAY
92 FULGENCIO, PAULYN JOSON
93 GAFFUD, AUDREY GAYLE TOMINES
94 GALIMBA, EDGEL PETRINE GASPAR
95 GANGOSO, RAIZA GARFIL
96 GONZAGA, JASMINE COLINA
97 GRABOL, JACKYLYN NARTEA
98 GREGORIO, MA LIRA LAPUZ
99 GUBAT, MARY ABIGAIL MENDOZA
100 GUEVARRA, MICAH JOY INOCENCIO
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on JUNE 23, 2019 & FF. DAYS Page: 4 of 6
Released on JULY 15, 2019
Seq. No. N a m e
101 GUIANG, GILLIAN BRAGA
102 GUILAS, FE KRISTINA VALENCIA
103 GULA, JOEL AMARRADO
104 GUNO, SARAH MAE MATEO
105 HERMANOS, KANITA URIEL MENDOZA
106 HILOMA, ELAINE MATIC
107 HOO, THEA MARISSE FERNANDEZ
108 IBAÑEZ, DIANE MARIE PERDIGUEROS
109 IGUIRON, VIE MARI KASHKIN LACHICA
110 JARUDA, ROGEEN LAUS
111 JUANITAS, JENICA ARIEL ONG
112 JUSTINIANO, CARL CALUBAY
113 LANZARROTE, SHARLENE ONG
114 LAO, DARLENE VICTORIA
115 LARON, FRANCES CASSANDRA PADILLA
116 LARRAZABAL, DIONE MERTICE LIBRADILLA
117 LAYOG, JANINA LOUISE VELVEZ
118 LEE, JI HYUN ALIPO-ON
119 LIM, ELISE COOPER
120 LIM, JOHANNE DESTURA
121 LIMIN, BETINA ARIANA GARCIA
122 LLAGUNO, HENLOR SHAN ESCOBIDO
123 LLOSALA, CLAUDIA AMIT
124 MAANDAL, MARY CLAIRE GARCIA
125 MADAYAG, POALA MAE TOLENTINO
126 MAGLABE, CHRISTINE MARIE ARANJUEZ
127 MAMARIL, RIZELL NADELA
128 MANZO, MARIA MONINA MARQUEZ
129 MARTER, MARK BONI RAMOS
130 MEDRANO, CHRISTELLA EDEN RAMOS
131 MENDOZA, KRISTINA MARIE DE GRACIA
132 MIGUEL, YANNI-JUNN LIMOS
133 MODESTO, GRACIELA SANDRA VILLAMAYOR
134 MONDANO, MARY LUTH GABRIELLE MACHADO
135 MONDEJAR, VANESSA TABISAURA
136 MONES, ELYSSA LUNGSOD
137 MONTEROSO, ELLA MONICA OCUBILLO
138 NAKAMURA, KYOKO JAO
139 NOLASCO, MIRACLE XYRINAH RECTO
140 OCAMPO, PAULINE ERIL ORPILLA
141 OCASLA, ROMIL TORRES
142 OGOY, LYNN STA INES
143 ONG, EUNICE ELLAINE CHAN
144 ONG, MONICA
145 PACETE, ANGELICA GONZALES
146 PACLIBAR, TRIZZIA EARL LEÑAR
147 PADOJINOG, MARICON PELEGRIA
148 PALAFOX, BENER JETRO BENEDICT SOTTO
149 PASCUAL, DANIELLE DE LARA
150 PASCUAL, LIEZEL LEE CADANO
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on JUNE 23, 2019 & FF. DAYS Page: 5 of 6
Released on JULY 15, 2019
Seq. No. N a m e
151 PATOLOT, RICHE LOURDES DIMAGUILA
152 PAYUMO, FAMELA MARI FRANCISCO
153 PEDROZA, ATHENA MORDENO
154 PELAYO, PHOEBE GRACE MARIE GALANG
155 PENAFLOR, FATIMA MAE CORPUZ
156 PEREZ, ROSALIE ANN ONG
157 PETINGLAY, ARMI CONDRIZ ARDEÑO
158 PITOS, JUMITHA ALVIAR
159 PONCE, ANNA VICTORIA HERNANDEZ
160 PRADO, MARI MAR VILLAREAL
161 QUITIQUIT, CHELSEA ALEXIS CO
162 QUITLONG, MICHELLE LOIS UY
163 REQUINALA, NANETH REGASPI
164 REYES, KRISHANE CASTEN
165 RIMANDO, ED CHELSEA MANSIBANG
166 RIVAS, PETER JOHN ALBALADEJO
167 ROQUE, JAN ERNESTINE VILLAFLOR
168 ROQUEL, ASTRID AVERIL BONDOC
169 RUIVIVAR, KIM GABRIELI IBALIO
170 SABERON, ANGELIE ARIOLA
171 SALVADOR, ROXANNE VILLAS
172 SAMSON, HEIDI ANN NICOLAS
173 SAN JUAN, ALISON MAE ANONUEVO
174 SANTIAGO, GWENDALYN ESTABILLO
175 SANTIAGO, STEPHANIE MORAN
176 SANTOS, LYRA CLARISSE CAHANDING
177 SANTOS, WINTZEL MAE PRADO
178 SARMIENTO, ANNE GELYN DADULO
179 SARMIENTO, AYRA ORTEGA
180 SERRANO, JENNIFER OLEDAN
181 SIMBULAN, MARIECES AGUSTIN
182 SINGO, JOLLY CUEVAS
183 SOLQUILLO, KURT JASON BORNALES
184 SORONGON, LYRA DOMINGO
185 SUPELANA, KAREN MAY MACASAET
186 SY, KAITLIN ALMIRA UYGONGCO
187 TAGLE, CEDRIC ALLAN PAUL MOGOL
188 TAN, JENEE ANN SY
189 TAN, NAJ TRACY MARTIN
190 TEJADA, KRIZIA HESUSA CUADRA
191 TEJENO, MARIE EIREL ROSE ALICER
192 TENORIO, DARLA KATHLEEN JALIMAO
193 TEPACIA, MELROSE VAILOCES
194 TIANCO, MARIA KARYATIDES VASQUEZ
195 TIBAYAN, REGINNA MAE UMALI
196 TIU, JENILYN KING
197 TOCMO, AXZELL TEROL
198 TOLENTINO, GENEVA ANGELYN LIMON
199 TORRES, MYCA JOYCE WANYA
200 TRIBACO, GEN RENA MARIE LOCSIN
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on JUNE 23, 2019 & FF. DAYS Page: 6 of 6
Released on JULY 15, 2019
Seq. No. N a m e
201 TUAZON, CLARA DENISE BANDONILLO
202 TURINGAN, JAYENVIE MILAN
203 TURQUEZA, SIENNA KRISTIEN ARZABAL
204 TY, KRISTELA MAY LLEVADO
205 UGADDAN, KELLIE CHRISTY COLLADO
206 VALENZUELA, DOMINIQUE KHRYSTELLE ULILI
207 VELASCO, MELA DANE AVANCEÑA
208 VILLAREAL, ALISSA LIZETTE CALUPIT
209 VILLOCINO, JOANA MAE TAG-AT
210 VIRI, ANDREA DE GUZMAN
211 ZINAMPAN, ALDIANAH MARIE TUDDAO
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The top performing schools in the June 2019 Interior Designer Licensure Examination per Commission Resolution No. 2017-1058 (C) series of 2017: WITH 10 OR MORE EXAMINEES AND WITH AT LEAST 80% PASSING PERCENTAGE
RANK SCHOOL TOTAL NO. OF EXAM. TOTAL NO. PASSED PERCENTAGE PASSED
1 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MAIN-STA. MESA 24 22 91.67 %
2 MAPUA UNIVERSITY (FOR. M.I.T.) - MANILA 13 11 84.62 %
3 LA CONSOLACION COLLEGE-BACOLOD CITY 10 8 80.00 %

The successful examinees who garnered the eigth (8) highest places in the June 2019 Interior Designer Licensure Examination are the following:
RANK NAME SCHOOL RATING (%)
1 ANA BERNADINE DE LEON  CARILLO UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 86.15
2 NOELLE SAMANTHA CENTENO  BERNARDO DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF SAINT BENILDE 85.60
3 KAITLIN ALMIRA UYGONGCO  SY DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF SAINT BENILDE 82.50
4 ELISE COOPER  LIM UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS 82.00
5 ROXANNE VILLAS  SALVADOR UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 81.55
6 MUTYA ANGELA NEPOMUCENO  BAUTISTA UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 80.75
7 CEDRIC ALLAN PAUL MOGOL  TAGLE PHILIPPINE WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY- MANILA 80.30
8 MICAH JOY INOCENCIO  GUEVARRA UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 80.00

The performance of schools in the June 2019 Interior Designer Licensure Examination in alphabetical order as per R.A. 8981 otherwise known as PRC Modernization Act of 2000 Section 7(m) "To monitor the performance of schools in licensure examinations and publish the results thereof in a newspaper of national circulation" is as follows:



REGISTRATION AND OATHTAKING

Starting August 1, 2019, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:

  • downloaded duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • notice of admission (for identification only)
  • 2 pieces passport sized pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps
  • 1 piece short brown envelope

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new successful examinees in the said examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

VERIFICATION OF RATINGS

Interior Designer board exam's verification of ratings (passers, non-passers and removal) can be done online.

Visit PRC's "Verification of Rating" service and enter the required information to verify your identity. Note that this will be available in few working days after the release of results.

COVERAGE OF EXAMINATION

The three-day examination covered the following major subjects: interior design, furniture design and construction, materials of design and decoration, history of arts and interior design, interior construction and utilities, color theory and professional practice and ethics.

RELEASE OF RESULTS

According to PRC Resolution No. 1127, the target release of June 2019 Interior Design board exam results is on Monday, July 8.

Note that results may be released on later date without prior notice. We advise takers to closely monitor this page for the updates.

PREVIOUS EXAMINATIONS

In the November 2018 Interior Designer board exam, results were announced in thirteen (13) working days. A total of 251 out of 452 passed the exams. University of the Philippines (UP) - Diliman led the schools with 91.30% passing rate or 21 out of 23 passed.

In the November 2017 exam, results were released in eight (8) working days. PRC named 113 out of 473 who passed the exams. None of the schools qualified for the top schools list per Commission Resolution No. 2010-547 series of 2010.

In the October 2016 exams, results were also out in 8 working days. A total of 213 out of 419 successfully hurdled the series of tests. University of the Philippines (UP) - Diliman topped the schools with 95.35% or 41 out of 43 passed.

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing Rate Days before results release
November 2018 452 251 55.53% 13
November 2017 473 113 23.89% 8
October 2016 419 213 50.84% 8
October 2015 336 204 60.71% 10
October 2014 331 198 59.82% 15

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the real-time updates on Interior Design board exam results. Check out also the official website of PRC for more information.
FULL RESULTS: June 2019 Interior Designer board exam list of passers, top 10

— The Summit Express


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'Bagyong Falcon' PAGASA weather update July 15, 2019



MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression (TD) Falcon has slightly accelerated while maintaining its strength, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 am bulletin on Monday, July 15.

SEE ALSO: 'Bagyong Falcon' PAGASA weather update July 16, 2019

At 10:00 am today, the center of 'Bagyong Falcon' was estimated based on all available data at 940 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 1,150 km East of Casiguran, Aurora.

Latest satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Falcon'
Latest satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Falcon' | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

TD Falcon has maximum winds of up to 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 60 km/h. It is moving North Northwest at 25 km/h.

PAGASA added that 'Falcon' may intensify into a Tropical Storm before approaching or making landfall over Extreme Northern Luzon on Wednesday afternoon or evening (July 17).

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal may be raised over portions of Northern Luzon tomorrow morning (July 16).

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 585 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.5°N, 127.6°E)
  • 48 Hour (Wednesday morning): 210 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.8°N, 123.7°E)
  • 72 Hour (Thursday morning): 180 km West Northwest of Calayan, Cagayan (19.6°N, 119.8°E)
  • 96 Hour (Friday morning): 565 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (23.2°N, 117.4°E)
  • 120 Hour (Saturday morning): 950 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (27.0°N, 116.0°E)

NOTE: There are no areas under tropical cyclone warning signals as of press time.

Latest track of Tropical Depression 'Falcon'
Track of Tropical Depression 'Falcon' | Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

Today, scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas due to the trough of TD Falcon and over Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, MIMAROPA, and the rest of Visayas due to the Southwest Monsoon.

On Tuesday, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Bangsamoro.

On Wednesday, moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Zambales, Bataan and Mindoro Provinces due to the combined effects of “Falcon” and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon. Meanwhile, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Western Visayas, and the rest of Central Luzon and MIMAROPA.

Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be at risk of flooding and landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Mindanao.

— The Summit Express


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PAGASA: LPA enters PAR, may develop into tropical depression 'Falcon'



MANILA, Philippines – The Low Pressure Area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) entered the country on Sunday afternoon and may develop into tropical depression 'Falcon', the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced on Sunday.

Satellite image of new weather system affecting the country as of 6:40 pm
Satellite image of new weather system affecting the country as of 6:40 pm | Source: DOST-PAGASA

In the 4:00 pm bulletin today, the LPA was spotted based on all available data at 980 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

If the LPA develops into tropical depression on or before Tuesday, it will be named “Falcon”, the country’s 6th tropical cyclone this year.

UPDATE: 'Bagyong Falcon' PAGASA weather bulletin July 15, 2019


Forecast weather conditions

Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. Flash floods or landslides are possible to happen on these areas.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms

The public and the Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Offices are advised to continue monitoring for the updates.

— The Summit Express


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Idol Philippines Top 8: performance video, voting mechanics and results



MANILA, Philippines – The Top 8 hopefuls clash once again in the live round of “Search for the Idol Philippines” on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14. View on this page the video of performances, the voting mechanics and results of elimination.
Idol Philippines Top 8: performance video, voting mechanics and results

At the end of the show tonight, the Top 6 contestants who will move to another live round will be revealed.

In the previous weeks, Zephanie Dimaranan from Biñan, Laguna and Dan Ombao from Bataan were the front-runners in both judges and public voting.

Zephanie Dimaranan got standing ovation from the judges while Dan Ombao wows Idol Philippines
Zephanie Dimaranan gets standing ovation from the judges while Dan Ombao wows with his performance on Saturday, July 13.

Find out this week if other artists Miguel Odron (Indiana, USA), Lucas Garcia (Lipa, Batangas), Lance Busa (Agusan Del Norte), Sheland Faelnar (Caloocan City), Fatima Louise (Quezon City), Elle Ocampo (Pampanga) will rise on top of the leaderboard.

RESULT: Fatima Louise and Sheland Faelnar bid goodbye on Idol Philippines after getting the lowest combined score from the judges and public votes.

Fatima Louise and Sheland Faelnar bid goodbye on Idol Philippines
Combined judges' score and public votes | Photo Courtesy: Idol Philippines

Mechanics of voting for Idol Philippines Top 8 Live Round: Google and mobile

To vote via SMS, text IDOL space (name of contestant) and send to 2366 for all networks. See keyword below for the contestant you want to support. Only one vote per sim is allowed.

To vote via Google, go to google.com.ph and log-in using your Google account. Type "Idol Philippines Vote" in the search box, select photo of contestant and submit. One vote per Google account is allowed.


Search for the Idol Philippines Top 8 Result

Contestant Hometown NAME (SMS) RESULT
Zephanie Dimaranan Biñan, Laguna ZEPH SAFE
Elle Ocampo Pampanga ELLE SAFE
Fatima Louise Quezon City FATIMA ELIMINATED
Sheland Faelnar Caloocan City SHELAND ELIMINATED
Lance Busa Agusan Del Norte LANCE SAFE
Dan Ombao Bataan DAN SAFE
Lucas Garcia Lipa, Batangas LUCAS SAFE
Miguel Odron Indiana, USA MIGUEL SAFE

Watch the Top 8 performances here:

Zephanie Dimaranan performs “Isa Pang Araw”


Dan Ombao performs “Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw”


Fatima Louise sings “Kathang Isip”


Sheland Faelnar performs “Hindi Na Nga”


Lance Busa performs “Sana”


Elle Ocampo performs “Story Of My Life”


Lucas Garcia performs “Tagpuan”


Miguel Odron performs “Scars To Your Beautiful”


Who among the Top 8 will stay in the competition and make it to the finals?

Idol Philippines airs on ABS-CBN Channel 2 after Home Sweetie Home on Saturdays and after Hiwaga ng Kambat on Sundays.

The show is hosted by singer-actor Billy Crawford; while the judging panel is composed of singer-actress Regine Velasquez, comedian and television presenter Vice Ganda, singer-actor James Reid, and singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre.

— The Summit Express


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Is this Angel Locsin’s reply to Luis Manzano’s viral reaction on her engagement?



MANILA, Philippines – Netizens are abuzz on the recent “online drama” involving former lovers Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano.

Netizen quickly jumped into conclusion that Angel Locsin's Instagram Story
Netizen quickly jumped into conclusion that Angel Locsin's Instagram Story was a shade towards her ex-boyfriend Luis Manzano. 

The issue began when a video clip of Manzano reacting to the recent engagement of his ex-girlfriend Locsin went viral online on Friday. A tweet shared by netizen Marvin Olivarez showed Manzano being asked for his reaction on the engagement.

Manzano can be heard saying, “Wala akong kinalaman sa kwento nila.”

When the reporter further asked if he is happy for Locsin, he replied, “Huwag niya ako idamay sa kwento niya. Hindi kailangan ang opinyon o pangalan ko diyan.”

Further asked, “So masaya ka right now?” Smiling, Manzano reiterated, “Basta wala akong kinalaman sa kwentong ‘yan.”

The video clip was viewed over 31,000 times earning mixed reactions from netizens. The netizen who posted the clip wrote, “Nanggigil ako kay Luis Manzano! Inaano ka ba ni Angel Locsin?”


Netizens slammed Luis for his “distasteful and bitter” comment towards Locsin. Some suggested it would have been more “gentlemanly” and polite for Manzano to simply say he was happy. Others defended Manzano saying he was only misinterpreted and that his reaction on the issue shouldn’t have been sought in the first place.

A netizen shared her reaction and tweeted, “Move on na @luckymanzano. Nakakatanda ang pagiging bitter.” The tweet got the attention of the host and clarified he meant “‘wag na” and not’ “hindi niya” kami idamay sa kwento niya.”


When netizens continued to have a divided reaction, Manzano added another comment to clarify that he might have sounded differently because he talked too fast.


Manzano tweeted his late reply on the issue insisting that he meant “wag niyo na” and that their opinion is irrelevant to the news of Locsin’s engagement.


Meanwhile, netizens have quickly noticed an intriguing Instagram post of Locsin shortly after the viral video of Manzano.

Locsin posted on her Instagram story a photo quote stating “Don’t ruin other people’s happiness just because you can’t find your own.”

Angel Locsin posts about ruining other people’s happiness
Angel Locsin posts about ruining other people’s happiness | Photo Courtesy: Instagram Story/Angel Locsin

Netizen quickly jumped into conclusion that it was a shade towards her ex-boyfriend.

Locsin announced engagement with her boyfriend Neil Arce on social media last July 5.


On the other hand, Manzano has just celebrated his third anniversary with actress Jessy Mendiola.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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Pinoy nurse helps deliver a baby while aboard international flight



MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino nurse aboard an international flight helped deliver a baby boy.
Francis Dominic Mendoza helped deliver a baby boy while aboard international flight

Francis Dominic Mendoza helped deliver a baby boy while aboard international flight
Francis Dominic Mendoza helped deliver a baby boy while aboard international flight | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Francis Dominic Mendoza

What was supposed to be an uneventful flight home to the Philippines, turned into a memorable one for Francis Dominic Mendoza.

Mendoza, who works as a nurse in Dublin, Ireland was aboard a Qatar Airways flight for a vacation on July 9, 2019. At around 5:00 in the morning, a commotion happened when a pregnant woman suddenly went into labor.

The woman, who also turned out to be a Filipino, was traveling alone and was 37 weeks pregnant.

Mendoza's "nurse instincts" kicked in as he and another Filipina crew got to work preparing the mother for active labor. And at 35,000 feet high above the sky, they were able to safely deliver a healthy baby boy.

Mendoza recalled, "We wrapped the baby in a blanket and I monitored the mother’s vital signs using equipment from the plane’s first aid kit. I monitored her for signs of bleeding which is a concern after one gives birth."

The pilot asked the Filipino nurse if it was safe for the baby and the mother to continue a few more hours of flight to Manila.

Mendoza advised that while the mother's vital signs are stable, he was concerned she might start bleeding during the flight. The newborn baby was also at risk for hypothermia because of the temperature inside the plane and could easily get an infection.

An emergency landing was made in Bangkok, Thailand at 6:15 in the morning. Medics took the mother and child to hospital.

Mendoza shared that all the medical expenses were shouldered by Qatar Airways.

The 25-year-old nurse couldn't help but share how rewarding the feeling was to be of help during unusual emergencies.

Mendoza wrote, "I have never been so happy and fulfilled as a nurse! Assisting this woman who bravely delivered a healthy baby boy inside the plane while we were in the middle of the flight was just so Amazing. Nothing more!!!!”

He also brushed aside the "hero" label given to him by netizens for his actions.

"Although some people have called what I did a heroic act, I only did what a nurse should do in a situation like that,” Mendoza said.

The nurse, who was a graduate of University of Negros Occidental–Recoletos in Bacolod City, added that his motto in life is “have courage and be kind."

— Sally, The Summit Express


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