One down, two more to go for Rain Or Shine

MANILA, Philippines – For majority of Christian Catholic Filipinos, March 31 is marked as Holy Tuesday. But for most Filipino Basketball aficionados, it is also the date where the Commissioner’s Cup Semi Finals started.

Super Subs step-up to help ROS gained 1 win advantage over Bolts
Super Subs step-up to help ROS gained 1 win advantage over Bolts | Credit: Pinoy Exchange

Fresh from their respective and very convincing wins, the league’s top seeded team, Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters and PBA’s Dark Horse – Meralco Bolts lock horns for a best-of-five semis showdown where Coach Yeng Guiao is now one step ahead of his rival, Coach Norman Black for a buena mano 99-86 win on Tuesday, March 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Everybody was looking forward to a Gary David - Jeff Chan shootout, two of Philippines’ top gunners, as early as the first quarter. But to the surprise of many, Coach Yeng Guiao started the game with an unusual first five. Instead of Norwood, Chan and Belga, the fiery coach fielded in Jervy Cruz, Jireh Ibanes and Jonathan Uyloan with Paul Lee and Wayne Chism.

The less-utilized starters did not waste the very rare opportunity which Coach Guiao has entrusted to them. Jervy Cruz fired a back-to-back perimeter jumpers while Jonathan Uyloan quickly sank a three to forced Coach Norman Black to call a cease fire and re-assemble his squad. The Bolts obediently responded on their Coach’s call and made an 11-2 run to close the gap with just two shots.

Paul Lee cut Meralco’s scoring momentum by owning the rainbow country along with the entry of Gabe Norwood, Jeff Chan and Raymond Almazan to protect their margin from the game’s underdogs.

Interestingly, the locals of both teams were filling-up the score board while both of their imports were tightly guarding each other and just contributed four points apiece in the second period. Meralco Josh Davis slightly got an advantage over Wayne Chism due to latter’s three personal fouls midway in the second but apparently had an off-night with an unsual 11-point output in four quarters. Reynel Hugnatan sensed Chism was in trouble so he capitalized on it and pounded the Elasto Painters import to the point of sending him sprawling on the floor with a sick up and under move.

Gary “El Granada” David and former three point king Mark Macapagal both launched long bombs to tie the game 49 all at the end of the first 24 minutes of the ball game.

Frustrated due to his very slow start, Wayne Chism opened the third quarter with a pump fake shot plus one and finally got his scoring rhythm and booked 18 total points, 14 boards, 3 blocks and enough for him to be chosen as the Best Player of the game. But Gary David’s hot hands continued after the half time break for a quick equalizer. The third canto remained too close to call but Coach Yeng’s super subs Jeric Teng, Jerico Cruz and Jonathan Uyloan were giving Coach Norman a headache in all sides of the floor.

One of Rain Or Shine’s major advantages over Meralco Bolts is their height. Coach Yeng sent his big boys Raymond Almazan, JR Quinahan and Beau Belga alternating plus their 6’9” reinforcement Wayne Chism for their first ever double digit lead 85-74 with 8 minutes remaining in the final quarter. Meralco big man Reynel Hugnatan had a hard time guarding his counterparts especially in the rebounding department.

Both Coaches had heated arguments with the game officials after Gabe Norwood made a three to beat the shot clock with less than four minutes in the fourth but got voided by the referees after reviewing the incident. Norwood sank another trey but this time made sure that it will count and followed by Paul Lee’s fast break layup to maintain their 10 point, 94-84 lead after the two minute warning. Beau Belga placed the icing on the cake by making two foul shots and his only points after getting hacked by Gary David.

Coach Norman Black vowed to even the series on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Interesting game fact: All Rain Or Shine players on the Roster scored except for Gilas Pilipinas Shooter Jeff Chan who only played for 5 minutes with 0-1 shooting and probably his career low.


Rain Or Shine – Chism 18, Lee 14, Norwood 9, J. Cruz 9, C. Tiu 9, J. Cruz 9, Almazan 8, Uyloan 6, Teng 6, Arana 3, Belga 2, Quinahan 2, Ibanes 2, Tang 2, Chan 0

Meralco – David 14, Hodge 13, Anthony 13, Davis 11, Cortez 11, Hugnatan 10, Ferriols 6, Wilson 3, Macapagal 3, Caram 2, Reyes 0

- D' Waterboy, TheSummitExpress

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Banking Hours Schedule Holy Week 2015 announced

MANILA, Philippines - Major banks in the country announced the banking hours schedule in observance of the Lenten Season or Holy Week this 2015.

Bank Schedule Holy Week 2015

Banco de Oro (BDO) Bank Schedule

BDO Unibank Inc. announced that its branches nationwide will be closed from Maundy Thursday to Sunday (April 2 - April 5, 2015) except for NAIA, NAIA 3, BDO Clark Forex Counter, City of Dreams Manila and Solaire Manila Resort which are open on Black Saturday and Easter Sunday (April 4-5).

BDO said its ATMs and online banking channels will be operational for withdrawal transactions and other banking services.

Banco de Oro (BDO) Bank Schedule

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Bank Schedule

Metrobank Schedule

Metrobank said that payments received after April 1, 2015 (Wednesday) shall be processed on April 6, 2015 (Monday).

Selected branches will be open during Holy Week. Please refer to this list.

If you have queries or require further assistance, please call our Metrobank Contact Center at 8700-700 (domestic toll free 1-800-1888-5775) which will remain in service 24/7 during the entire period.

Philippine National Bank (PNB) Bank Schedule

PNB announced on its official Facebook page that selected branches are OPEN on Holy Week.

"PNB is open this Holy Week! Selected PNB branches are open on April 2, 3, 4, and 5," PNB said in a statement.

Philippine National Bank (PNB) Bank Schedule

China Bank Schedule

All China Bank branches will be closed from April 2 to 4, 2015. Regular banking schedule will resume on Monday, April 6, 2015.

The company said China Bank ATMs are available 24/7 nationwide. You may also do real-time transactions via China Bank online (, thru the TellerPhone (88-55-888) and thru the China Bank mobile app.

Note: SM North EDSA -Annex Branch wil open to serve on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Security Bank

In observance of the Holy Week, Security Bank branches will be closed starting April 2 and normal operations will resume on April 6, Monday. During these days, Security Bank Online and all Security Bank ATMs will be available. Access their branch locator here.

Maybank Schedule

All our branches will be closed from April 2-5, 2015, including Maybank Main Office and Resorts World Branches.

Regular banking operations will resume on Monday, 6 April 2015. Resorts World Branch will also be open on April 6 at 7:30 am.

Schedule for other banks (RCBC and PBCOM) will be posted as soon as available online.

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LRT, MRT and PNR schedule Holy Week 2015 released
SM, other major malls Schedule Holy Week 2015 released

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LRT, MRT and PNR schedule Holy Week 2015 released

MANILA, Philippines - The Light Rail Transit (LRT), Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Philippine National Railways (PNR) schedule has been released for April 1 - 6, 2015 ( Holy Week) operations.

MRT Holy week schedule 2015

Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera announced on Twitter that last train schedule (LRT 1 and 2) is 8:00 PM on April 1 (Wednesday) and there will be no operations from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday , April 2-5, 2015.

"This is also to give way for the annual scheduled maintenance of LRT 1 and 2 systems," LRTA stated on Facebook post.

The normal LRT operations will resume on Monday, April 6 at 5:00 AM.

Here is the LRT Holy Week Schedule:

April 1, 2015 (Holy Wednesday):

Line 1 last trip (Commercial Train)
  • Baclaran Terminal - 8:00 PM
  • Roosevelt Station - 8:00 PM

Line 2 last trip (Commercial Train)
  • Santolan Station - 8:00 PM
  • Recto Station - 8:30 PM
No operations/ revenue service on the following dates:

April 2, 2015 - Maundy Thursday
April 3, 2015 - Good Friday
April 4, 2015 - Black Saturday
April 5, 2015 - Easter Sunday

LRT holy week 2015 schedule

Meanwhile, DOTC-MRT3 also advised that there will be no MRT operations/revenue service on April 2-5, 2015. Regular Operations will resume on April 6.

On April 1, the last trip from North Avenue station will be at 7:40 p.m. while the last trip from Taft Avenue station will be at 8:20 p.m.

The LRT1 is the oldest mass transit system in Southeast Asia that runs from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City. Meanwhile, LRT 2 stretches from Recto in Manila to Santolan in Pasig City.

MRT runs along EDSA from Taft Avenue in Pasay City to North Avenue in Quezon City.


PNR also announced that Metro South Commuter Line (MSCL) will operate until Maundy Thursday but with fewer trips. The MSCL will suspend operations from April 3 to 4 and will deploy fewer trips when it resumes operation on Easter Sunday. MSCL will resume normal schedule on April 6.

The PNR Bicol Commuter Train Service will operate as usual until Maundy Thursday and suspend operations on Good Friday and Black Saturday. The BCTS will resume normal operations on Easter Sunday.


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has lifted the number coding scheme on April 1-3 and 6.

The Pasig River Ferry will be operational from April 1 - 5.

The DPWH road repair and reblocking is scheduled on April 2, Thursday from 12:01 AM to April 5, Sunday at 12nn.

Banking Hours Schedule Holy Week 2015 announced
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List of Passers: OWWA Scholarship Exam Results AY 2015-2016

MANILA, Philippines - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) officially released recently the results of Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) exam and Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) exam for AY 2015-2016 conducted last September 21, 2014 in DOST-designated centers in Manila and in the provinces.

OWWA logo

OWWA has named the top 200 qualifiers or passers of the EDSP out of the 4,734 dependents of active member-OFWs who took the examinations, including the 346 dependents of member-OFWs in the Middle East.

The number of awardees under the EDSP was increased to 200 slots starting last year to give opportunities to deserving dependents of OWWA members to continue their studies through the scholarship programs offered by OWWA.

According to Administrator Calzado, scholars under EDSP are provided with a maximum education assistance of Php60,000.00 per school year, for bachelor degree courses in any college or university of their choice.

“We, at OWWA, are pleased every time that we hear about the achievements of our scholars considering the fact that one or both of their parents are not around to guide them in their studies. Be that as it may, they are able to draw inspiration and strength from the situation. This positive attitude and strong character made them more mature and responsible to do their best and make their parents proud of them, which made them truly laudable,” the OWWA Chief said.

Aside from EDSP, OWWA offers other scholarship and training grants to dependents of active OWWA members such as the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP), OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (ODSP), Education and Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP), Skills-for-Employment Scholarship-Program (SESP), Skills Upgrading Program for Seafarers (SUP), and Information Technology Program.

This year, OWWA has named the 44 qualifiers out of the 352 examinees with scholarship grant funded by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

The CMWSP is a 4-5 year scholarship program established under Republic Act 8042 which grants educational financial assistance to deserving migrant workers and/or their dependents, who intend to pursue courses in the field of science and technology identified by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). Scholars under the program receive assistance of P60,000.00 per school year.

Here's the alphabetical list of 2015 EDSP and CMWSP qualifiers as released by OWWA:

2015 EDSP and CMWSP qualifiers as released by OWWA

OWWA Scholarship Exam Topnotchers

RAMON ASPERA GALVAN lll of the Hua Siong College (Ledesco Campus), Region 6, Iloilo City, ranks number 1 in the roster of qualifiers for OWWA’s EDSP Exam.

Over-all, NCR ranked number 1 with 40 top qualifiers, followed by 35 from Region lV-A. The regional distribution for the rest were Middle East, 20; Region lll, 17; Region Vl, 16; Region Vll, 14; Region Xl, 11; CAR, 10; Region V, 9; Region l, 6; Region X, 5; Region Vlll, 4; Region ll, 4; Region Xll, 3; Region lX, 3; Caraga, 2; and Region lV-B, 1.

Here's the list of the Top 10 EDSP Scholars for 2015

  •  RAMON ASPERA GALVAN lll, Hua Siong College of Iloilo, Region 6
  • NATHANIEL ADRIAND CARPIO DE OCAMPO, Quezon City Science High School, NCR
  • JAMES QUIN BATERNA MARANAN, Philippine Science High School, Quezon City, NCR
  • AZEL BALBON AMADA, Silliman University High School, Dumaguete City,Negros Oriental, Region 7
  • BHEE-JAY LADERAS ROBLES, Holy Spirit Academy of Malolos, Bulacan, Region 3
  • LANCE ARCILLA HERNANDEZ, International Philippine School in Al Khobar, Al Khobar, KSA
  • ENGELICA VALLE PEREZ, First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities, Batangas, Region 4-A
  • RAY CHRISTOPHER MACARINE PASCUAL, Holy Cross of Sasa, Inc., Davao City, Region 11
  • ANGELA MARIE MAÑALAC, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Laguna, Region 4-A
  • JAN REGGIE TOREMOTHA, Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Sciences, Valenzuela City, NCR

Meanwhile, AIAN CHESTER CONCORDIA TUNGPALAN, student of Saint Joseph High School, Flora Apayao, Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR), is this year’s topnotcher for CMWSP exams.

Here's the list of the Top 10 CMWSP Scholars for 2015

  • AIAN CHESTER CONCORDIA TUNGPALAN, Saint Joseph High School, Apayao, CAR
  • AILYN BOGEN SALUNGASING, Baguio City National High School, Baguio City, CAR
  • SALAHUDIN ABOLAIS DATU-DACULA; Ranao Council Al-Khwarizmi International College-Science Laboratory School, Marawi City, ARMM
  • XAVIER LEMMVELLE CASTRO ROMANO, University of St. Louis, Tuguegarao City, Region 2
  • JAYHART V. RAMIREZ, Ifugao State University, Ifugao, CAR
  • FRANCIS DIWA CORDOVA, Saint Tonis College, Inc., Tabuk City, Kalinga, CAR
  • ROBINSON MOHAMAD ESTEPA, Cotabato City State Polytechnic College-Laboratory School, Cotabato City, ARMM
  • JERICK BANTAYAN AYADI, Sta. Cruz Pingkian High School, Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Region 2
  • FEBBY ANNE TAQUIQUI ABUZO, St. University Philippines, Tuguegarao City, Region 2
  • MARK JAYSON MOLINA AGUDA, Flora National High School , Flora Apayao, CAR

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VIDEO: Nonito Donaire wins in just 2 rounds vs William Prado

MANILA, Philippines - The 'Filipino Flash' Nonito Donaire made an impressive comeback inside the ring as he won in just 2 rounds the NABF Super Bantamweight title against Brazilian William Prado in the co-featured bout of Pinoy Pride 30 on Saturday, March 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Nonito Donaire wins in just 2 rounds vs William Prado
Nonito Donaire scores TKO win against Prado | Photo Credit: Anton Tabuena (Twitter)

Donaire (34-3, 21 knockouts) once again showcased his trademark left hook, with series of punches which rendered Prado (22-4-1, 15 KOs) defenseless, forcing the referee Bruce McTavish to stop the fight even without officially scoring a knockdown.

The 32-year-old boxing star from Bohol overwhelmed Prado at the 2:16 mark of the second round with the Brazilian's left eye a bloody mess.

WATCH: Pinoy Pride 30 Results ( Donaire vs Prado Full TKO Video Highlights)

It was his first fight since he suffered a sixth-round technical knockout loss to Jamaican Nicholas Walters last year.

“Para sa inyo ito lahat sa mga Pilipino (this win is for every Filipino),” said the 32-year-old Donaire addressing the crowd at the center of the ring.

On the main event of Pinoy Pride 30, Filipino Donnie Nietes has defended his WBO title and secured his stay as the longest reigning champ in Philippine boxing history. Nietes knocked down Gilberto Parra at the 8th round of their championship fight.

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List of Passers: March 2015 LET Results Teachers Board Exam

Those awaiting results of March 2015 licensure exam for teachers (LET) or teachers board exam may can here the complete list of passers, top 10 (topnotchers), top performing school and performance of schools as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board of Professional Teachers (BPT) released official results on Saturday, May 23, 2015 or in 38 working days after the exam.

March 2015 LET results passers

PRC announced that 12,103 elementary teachers out of 44,144 examinees (27.42%) and 17,904 secondary teachers out of 56,596 examinees (31.63%) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last March 29, 2015 in Singapore and 17 testing centers all over the Philippines.

Full results of March 2015 LET are available below (updated):

It is further announced that of the 12,103 elementary teacher passers, 5,607 are first timers and 6,496 are repeaters. For the secondary teachers, 11,770 passers are first timers and 6,134 are repeaters.

The results of examination with respect to eleven (11) examinees were withheld pending final determination of their liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure examination.

LET was conducted on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in the following test centers nationwide: Manila (NCR), Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Catarman, Jolo Sulu, Bongao Tawi-tawi, Catanduanes, San Jose, Antique and Zamboanga.

The BPT is composed of Dr. Rosita L. Navarro, Chairman; Dr. Paz I. Lucido, Dr. Paraluman R. Giron and Dr. Nora M. Uy, Members.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on June 1, 2015. The requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card (ID) are the following: 1) duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal; 2) latest Community Tax Certificate (Cedula); 3) 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag); 4) metered documentary stamp for the Oath Form; and 5) the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2015-2018. Successful examinees should PERSONALLY register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The dates and venues for the oathtaking ceremonies of the new successful examinees in the said examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER, PRC said.

Coverage of Exam and Passing Rate

The examination for teachers consists of two parts for Elementary: General Education (40%) and Professional Education (60%) and three (3) parts for Secondary: General Education (20%), Professional Education (40%) and Specialization (40%).

The exam covered the major areas of GE (English, Filipino, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences subjects), PE (teaching profession, social dimensions of education, principles of teaching, education technology, curriculum development, facilitating learning, child and adolescent development, assessment of student learning, developmental reading, field study and practice teaching). The 10 specializations for Secondary Teacher with exam coverage depends on the chosen course: English, Filipino, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Social Studies or Social Sciences, Values Education, MAPEH, Agriculture and Fishery Arts and TLE (Technology and Livelihood Education.

In order to pass the LET, an examinee must get an average rating of not less than 75% and must have no rating lower than 50% in any of the subjects.

Expected release date of LET Results

TheSummitExpress and our partner exam results portal PRCBoardNews expect March 2015 LET board exam results release between May 11 (Monday) to May 22, 2015 (Friday) or in 27-36 working days after the exam. The projected date excludes weekends and holidays on April 2 (Maundy Thursday), April 3 (Good Friday), April 9 (The Day of Valor) and May 1 (Labor Day).

According to PRC Resolution No. 2014-874, the target release of results is after 31 working days or in May 15, 2015.

In March 2013 exams, official results were released in 27 working days. A total of 10,310 elementary teachers out of 37,117 examinees (27.78%) and 15,223 secondary teachers out of 38,433 examinees (39.61%) successfully passed the LET.

In January 2014, results became available online after 32 working days. PRC named 11,120 elementary teachers out of 38,377 examinees (28.98%) and 12,033 secondary teachers out of 42,358 examinees (28.41%) who passed the tests.

More updates coming up for the release of LET results

In the past teacher board exams, TheSummitExpress has delivered all the important updates before the release of results. Takers can expect on this page some major updates for March 2015 teachers board exam.

May 12, 2015 Update: Dr. Carl E. Balita of CBRC has shared on Facebook that LET results are out in just few days from now. Rumors said results to be released on Friday, May 15.

LET Results 2015

May 21, 2015 Update: Source says results are out SOON.

May 22, 2015 1st Update: Last day of waiting for the results? Balita posted "This is the day the LORD has made."

May 22, 2015 2nd Update: PRC official told TheSummitExpress that the members of the Board of Professional Teachers (BPT) are currently in quarantine for the processing of exam results. Only the BPT has the information of the exact date and time of posting LET results.

May 23, 2015 Update: Results now out!

LET Top Performing Schools

In January 2014, none of the schools qualified for the top performing rank for elementary level. For secondary, Saint Louis University (SLU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) got the highest passing percentage of 93.80 and 89.29% respectively.

In August 2014 exams, UST was named the top performing school for Elementary level as the Catholic institution got 98.57% passing rate. University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) led the secondary level with 93.06 percent passing.

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2015 Top 100 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online

MANILA, Philippines - The De La Salle University (DLSU) - Manila topped the list of 2015 most popular colleges and universities in the Philippines based on web ranking or online popularity, 4 International Colleges and Universities (, an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited institutions in the world announced recently.

DLSU 2015 Top 100 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online

DLSU inched higher this year by one spot to grab the highest place previously occupied by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). The latter now ranked fourth in the most popular universities online.

FULL LIST: Top 200 Colleges, Universities in the Philippines 2015 (Webometrics)

University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and University of the Philippines System (UPS) placed second, third and fifth respectively.

Completing the top 10 are University of Santo Tomas (UST), Aquinas University of Legazpi (AUL), University of the Philippines Manila (UPM), University of San Carlos (USC) and Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).

Peking University ranked 1st place in the list of Top 100 Universities and Colleges in Asia. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Harvard University in the United States (US) dominated this year's global ranking.

TheSummitExpress highlights on this page the Top 100 popular schools in the Philippines based on the five unbiased and independent web metrics extracted from three different search engines: Google Page Rank, Alexa Traffic Rank, Majestic SEO Referring Domains, Majestic SEO Citation Flow and Majestic SEO Trust Flow.

1  De La Salle University Manila
2  University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City 
3  Ateneo de Manila University Quezon City 
4  University of the Philippines Los Baños Los Baños
5  University of the Philippines System Quezon City
6  University of Santo Tomas Manila
7  Aquinas University of Legazpi Legazpi City
8  University of the Philippines Manila Manila 
9  University of San Carlos Cebu City
10  Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila 
11  Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology Iligan City
12  Asian Institute of Management Makati City
13  University of Southeastern Philippines Davao City 
14  University of the East Manila 
15  Ateneo de Zamboanga University Zamboanga City
16  Ateneo de Davao University Davao City
17  Saint Louis University Baguio City
18  Mapua Institute of Technology Manila 
19  Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan Cagayan de Oro City
20  Centro Escolar University Manila 
21  University of San Jose-Recoletos Cebu City 
22  Far Eastern University Manila 
23  Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College Ilocos Sur 
24  University of the Philippines Mindanao Davao City
25  University of the Philippines Baguio Baguio City
26  Ateneo de Naga University Naga City 
27  University of the Philippines in the Visayas Iloilo City 
28  Cebu Doctors' University Mandaue City
29  Philippine Normal University Manila 
30  De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila
31  Central Philippine University Iloilo City
32  St. Paul University Manila Manila
33  Mariano Marcos State University Batac 
34  Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Manila
35  Holy Name University Tagbilaran City
36  Adamson University Manila
37  Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication San Juan
38  Angeles University Foundation Angeles City
39  Miriam College Quezon City
40  Mindanao State University Marawi City 
41  Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies Silang
42  Our Lady of Fatima University Valenzuela City 
43  Manila Central University Caloocan City
44  Technological Institute of the Philippines Manila 
45  De La Salle Lipa Lipa City
46  AMA Computer University Quezon City
47  Silliman University Dumaguete City
48  Benguet State University La Trinidad 
49  University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Piñas City 
50  Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila 
51  Bukidnon State University Malaybalay City
52  Asia Pacific College Makati City
53  University of Nueva Caceres Naga City
54  St. Scholastica's College Manila
55  The Philippine Women's University Manila 
56  Misamis University Ozamiz City 
57  University of St. La Salle Bacolod City
58  San Beda College Manila 
59  Tarlac State University Tarlac City
60  National Defense College of the Philippines Quezon City
61  Adventist University of the Philippines Cavite City
62  Holy Angel University Angeles City
63  Technological University of the Philippines Manila 
64  University of Southern Mindanao Kabacan 
65  Lipa City Colleges Lipa City
66  University of Asia and the Pacific Pasig City
67  University of San Agustin Iloilo City
68  University of the Cordilleras Baguio City
69  University of the Assumption City of San Fernando
70  Batangas State University Batangas City 
71  Trinity University of Asia Quezon City
72  Cebu Institute of Technology Cebu City
73  Saint Mary's University Bayombong
74  Philippine Christian University Manila 
75  Pangasinan State University Lingayen 
76  La Salle University Ozamiz City
77  University of Cebu Cebu City 
78  Western Philippines University Aborlan 
79  Arellano University Manila 
80  Assumption College Makati City
81  Western Mindanao State University Zamboanga City 
82  Bicol University Legazpi City 
83  University of Mindanao Davao City 
84  Philippine School of Business Administration Manila 
85  Bulacan State University City of Malolos 
86  St. Paul University Philippines Tuguegarao City
87  University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Quezon City
88  Caraga State University Butuan City 
89  Manuel L. Quezon University Quiapo
90  Cagayan State University Tuguegarao City 
91  Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University Bacnotan 
92  Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong City
93  John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University Iloilo City
94  Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila 
95  West Visayas State University Iloilo City 
96  Colegio de San Juan de Letran Manila 
97  Mindanao University of Science and Technology Cagayan de Oro City
98  Jose Rizal University Mandaluyong City
99  Cavite State University Indang 
100  De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Dasmariñas City ranks 11,307 of the world's colleges and universities by web popularity and 224 Philippine institutions were identified in its database.

According to, the purpose of web ranking is to provide an approximate popularity ranking of world Universities and Colleges based upon the popularity of their websites. This is intended to help international students and academic staff to understand how popular a particular university or college in a foreign country.

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FULL LIST: Top 200 Colleges, Universities in the Philippines 2015

MANILA, Philippines - Largest public research group in Spain, the National Research Council known as CSIC officially released recently the world ranking of universities including the top 200 colleges and universities in the Philippines for 2015.

Top 15 Universities Philippines 2015
Top 15 Universities in the Philippines 2015

The global ranking arm of CSIC, Webometrics which is now on their 12th year of publication once again named University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD) as the number 1 institution in the country.

2015 Top 100 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online

UPD ranked 1,356 in the world up by 248 notches from last year's 1,604 out of 23,887 total universities included in the list. The ranking which is based on web presence and impact of various academic institutions was evaluated through a composite indicator comprised of university online visibility in terms of external inlinks and other activities.

UP-La Salle-Ateneo
BIG THREE: UP, La Salle and Ateneo

UPD is followed by De La Salle University (DLSU) - Manila, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), University of the Philippines - Manila (UPM) and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU).

The top 10 list of schools also includes UP System, St. Michael's College of Iligan City (SMC), University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP), University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Aquinas University (AU).

National Taiwan University still ranked 1st place among Asian universities while UPD ranked 393th up from 479th in 2014.

Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University in the United States (US) dominated this year's global ranking.

Here's the complete list of Top 200 Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2015):

PHL Ranking World Rank University
1 1356 (1) University of the Philippines Diliman
2 2076 De La Salle University Manila
3 2268 (3) University of the Philippines Los Baños
4 2932 (3) University of the Philippines Manila
5 3119 Ateneo de Manila University
6 4079 (3) University of the Philippines
7 4490 St Michael's College of Iligan City
8 4495 University of Southeastern Philippines
9 4596 University of Santo Tomas
10 4769 Aquinas University
11 5118 Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
12 5844 Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
13 6205 University of San Carlos
14 6347 Saint Louis University Baguio City
15 6420 Silliman University
16 7325 (3) University of the Philippines Mindanao
17 8062 Ateneo de Zamboanga University
18 8248 Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology
19 8509 Mapua Institute of Technology
20 8734 Lipa City Colleges
21 9307 (3) University of the Philippines Open University
22 9509 Ateneo de Davao University
23 10122 (3) University of the Philippines Baguio
24 10165 Universidad de Zamboanga
25 10188 Ateneo de Naga University
26 10227 Asian Institute of Management
27 10330 University of the East
28 10513 Centro Escolar University Manila Mendiola
29 10539 Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan
30 10895 University of Southern Mindanao
31 11042 Far Eastern University Phillipines
32 11142 MSC Institute of Technology
33 11306 De La Salle Lipa
34 11346 University of San Agustin
35 11541 De La Salle College of Saint Benilde
36 11645 Adventist University of the Philippines
37 11658 University of the Immaculate Conception
38 11746 Bukidnon State University
39 11749 Central Luzon State University
40 11760 Adamson University
41 11925 Tarlac State University
42 12044 University of the Assumption
43 12140 Polytechnic University of the Philippines
44 12236 University of Asia and the Pacific
45 12361 Central Philippine University
46 12504 Benguet State University
47 12684 Western Philippines University
48 12837 Angeles University Foundation
49 12864 Holy Name University
50 12878 Saint Mary's University of Bayombong
51 12958 Philippine Normal University
52 13023 University of Baguio
53 13043 San Sebastian College Manila
54 13055 Baliuag University
55 13123 Palompon Institute of Technology
56 13211 System Technology Institute
57 13292 Mindanao State University Marawi City
58 13554 La Salle University Ozamiz
59 13686 Mindanao University of Science and Technology (Polytechnic State College)
60 13693 Cebu Doctors' University (Cebu Doctors' College)
61 13721 University of San José Recoletos
62 13769 Notre Dame University
63 13823 Holy Angel University
64 13857 De La Salle University Dasmariñas
65 13915 Bicol University
66 14040 University of Saint La Salle Bacolod
67 14118 Pangasinan State University
68 14122 Western Mindanao State University
69 14142 Caraga State University
70 14270 National Defense College of the Philippines
71 14392 Tarlac College of Agriculture
72 14400 Asia Pacific College
73 14405 Mariano Marcos State University
74 14479 West Visayas State University
75 14608 Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication
76 14718 Visayas State University
77 14942 Southville Foreign University
78 14959 Fatima University
79 15271 (3) University of the Philippines in the Visayas
80 15327 Lyceum of the Philippines University Batangas
81 15450 Philippine Military Academy
82 15464 (1) Jose Rizal University
83 15476 Emilio Aguinaldo College
84 15487 University of Cebu
85 15503 Central Mindanao University
86 15518 Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise
87 15700 Philippine School of Business Administration
88 15750 John B Lacson Foundation Maritime University
89 15764 University of Northern Philippines
90 15818 Technological University of the Philippines
91 15883 Cavite State University
92 15943 University of Perpetual Help
93 16102 Batangas State University
94 16214 Misamis University
95 16217 Bulacan State University
96 16238 University of the Cordilleras (Baguio Colleges Foundation)
97 16295 Davao Medical School Foundation
98 16428 Ateneo Graduate School of Business Makati
99 16444 University of the City of Manila
100 16457 University of Nueva Caceres
101 21721 Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
102 18646 (3) University of the Philippines Cebu
103 17240 Aklan State University
104 18475 Asian Theological Seminary Philippines
105 19946 Eastern Visayas State University
106 17968 Isabela State University
107 15503 Central Mindanao University
108 17464 Notre Dame of Marbel University
109 18699 Cebu Technological University
110 19025 College of Development Communication
111 12504 Benguet State University
112 13554 La Salle University Ozamiz
113 13123 Palompon Institute of Technology
114 20810 Southern Leyte State University
115 21167 Surigao State College of Technology
116 18188 Holy Cross of Davao College
117 22330 Davao del Norte State College
118 20327 Surigao Del Sur State University
119 19011 Pangasinan State University Bayambang Campus
120 12864 Holy Name University
121 19671 Northwestern University Laoag City
122 21793 Iligan Computer Institute
123 18367 Foundation University
124 17343 University of Batangas
125 13055 Baliuag University
126 18454 Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
127 19514 University of Makati
128 14118 Pangasinan State University
129 11746 Bukidnon State University
130 22240 Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
131 19345 CLSU Open University
132 19771 Pampanga Agricultural College
133 17677 Lyceum of the Philippines University
134 17206 Don Bosco Technical College
135 18103 Liceo de Cagayan University
136 20571 Colegio de Dagupan
137 23251 Universidad Aldersgate
138 21727 International Graduate School of Leadership (International School of Theology Asia)
139 11658 University of the Immaculate Conception
140 22913 Southern Philippines Agri Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
141 15943 University of Perpetual Help
142 19768 Bohol Island State University (Central Visayas State College of Agriculture)
143 16799 Arellano University
144 22398 Kalinga Apayao State College
145 13693 Cebu Doctors' University (Cebu Doctors' College)
146 18483 Far Eastern University East Asia College
147 15476 Emilio Aguinaldo College
148 19376 Western Visayas College of Science and Technology
149 20103 St Paul University Surigao
150 17937 Feati University
151 16444 University of the City of Manila
152 21594 University of Rizal System
153 16428 Ateneo Graduate School of Business Makati
154 20000 Saint Paul University Pasig
155 20433 St Paul University Iloilo
156 19949 National College of Science & Technology
157 17932 New Era University
158 22321 Romblon State University
159 18960 University of the Philippines College of Medicine
160 18275 Rizal Technological University
161 19903 First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities
162 16217 Bulacan State University
163 19930 Palawan State University
164 22071 Naval State University (Naval Institute of Technology)
165 21150 Je Mondejar Computer College
166 19512 National University Philippines
167 21322 Ifugao State University
168 18889 Information and Communications Technology Academy
169 19311 Negros Oriental State University (Central Visayas Polytechnic College)
170 17703 Central Colleges of the Philippines
171 22518 Abe International Business College
172 15818 Technological University of the Philippines
173 23115 Tanchuling College
174 16659 Cebu Institute of Technology
175 19878 De La Salle Araneta University
176 15450 Philippine Military Academy
177 17534 Brokenshire College
178 20545 Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute
179 21267 Iligan Medical Center College
180 18708 Philippine National Police Academy
181 22128 Sultan Kudarat State University
182 20443 Samar State University
183 20274 Calayan Educational Foundation
184 19015 Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
185 5844 Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
186 20580 Filamer Christian University
187 15700 Philippine School of Business Administration
188 17119 Philippine Christian University
189 17711 Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology
190 21454 Panpacific University North Philippines
191 20427 International Academy of Management and Economics
192 23350 Baguio College of Technology
193 16555 San Beda College
194 17404 Far Eastern University Institute of Medicine
195 18067 Trinity University of Asia (Trinity College of Quezon City)
196 20002 Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
197 22081 St Vincent School of Theology
198 16790 Technological Institute of the Philippines
199 23359 Mindanao State University Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography
200 16984 Southwestern University Cebu Philippines

Currently, composite indicator measures 50% VISIBILITY for the impact based on academic performance and another 50% for ACTIVITY which compose of presence or the total number of webpages hosted in the main webdomain of the university, openness or the global effort to set up institutional research repositories and excellence or academic papers published in high impact international journals.

SCIC said that the aim of the ranking is to improve the presence of the academic and research institutions on the Web and to promote the open access publication of scientific results. The central hypothesis of Webometrics is that web presence is a reliable indicator of the global performance and prestige of the universities and as such, is an indirect way to measure all the university missions (teaching, research, transfer).

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