NBA All-Star: Jayson Tatum, Joe Harris and Hamidou Diallo win titles



Jayson Tatum sank a half-court shot to win the Skills Challenge, Steph Curry got beaten by Joe Harris in 3-point Shootout and Hamidou Diallo jumping over Shaq and Quavo to win the Slam Dunk Title, these are just some of the wild happenings in the 2019 NBA All-Star Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

“Superman” dunks over “Superman”. Hamidou Diallo
“Superman” dunks over “Superman”. Hamidou Diallo showed his high-leaping ability by dunking over the 7’2” Shaquille O'neal and winning the 2019 Slam Dunk title.

2019 Skills Challenge has a different format compared to the previous years. Instead of a player taking his turn after the other, the 8 contestants were grouped into 4 for a one-on-one slugfest.

Hosts Karl Anthony Towns and rapper Ludacris picked the following players and and their respective groups. Pair 1: Nikola Vucevic vs. Nikola Jokic. Pair 2: Mike Conley vs. Jayson Tatum. Pair 3: De’aaron Fox vs. Trae Young. Pair 4: Kyle Kuzma vs. Luka Doncic.

Nikola Vucevic had a slight head start over Nikola Jokic but “The Joker” finished the duel with a dagger 3 pointer. Same fate for pair 2 where Mike Conley stepped on the gas early and beat Jayson Tatum in the passing course but the Celtic forward had the last laugh from the downtown.

De’aaron Fox finished the passing and fastbreak obstacles faster than Trae Young but Young, being known for his “Curry-esque” ability from the outside, dismantled Fox by just split of a second.

Everybody thought that Kyle Kuzma would win over Luka Doncic in the last set of the eliminations, but lo and behold, after completing the 2 challenges swiftly, the young Laker spent too long at the 3-point area that paved way for Doncic to advance to the semis.

Finally, “The Joker” met the Batman in Jayson Tatum who crushed his hopes in winning the 2019 Skills Challenge. Tatum on the other hand, will fight for the title versus Trae Young who outlasted Luka Doncic with just a single three-pointer in their own face-off.

The future stars of the NBA, Tatum and Young, wowed the crowd in their finals showdown. Flashier Trae Young, badly beat Jayson Tatum in the passing and fastbreak courses. To catch up with Young, Tatum took his last shot from the half court and banked the ball in to win the plum.

Jayson Tatum’s incredible half-court shot win:


It was a family affair as the Curry family, Steph, Seth and Dad Dell showed on the floor for the three point showdown. Dell was present for an exhibition shootout together with former stars Glenn Rice, Mark Price and Ray Allen.

During the contest proper and as expected, Stephen Curry topped the first round with 27 points where he made all the money ball but one. Curry advanced to the championship round with Buddy Hield and Joe Harris who have 26 and 25 points respectively.

Curry, Hield and Harris eliminated last year’s winner Devin Booker and other participants: Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton, Seth Curry, Damian Lillard, Danny Green and Dirk Nowitzki.

Despite starting hot and completing the 1st rack, Stephen Curry was 2-point shy to win the three-point king title. Brooklyn Nets’ Joe Harris is this year’s champion with 26 points beating both Steph Curry and Buddy Hield who only had 19.

All eyes are on the Slam Dunk contest where high-leaping young bloods showcased their aerial prowess to elate the fans.

Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins, OKC Thunders’ Hamidou Diallo, New York Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. and Charlotte Hornets’ Miles Bridges completed this year’s casts.

On round 1 of the eliminations, John Collins started with a simple reverse dunk. The catch however was, he held on the lower right corner of the board before slamming the ball in for 40 points.

Russell Westbrook, assisted Hamidou Diallo on the latter’s dunk attempt. Westbrook banked the ball on the corner while Diallo caught it for a windmill dunk that resulted to 48 points.

Dennis Smith Jr. self-tossed the basketball for a 360-windmill dunk for only 45 points after several failed tries.

Miles Bridges attempted a between the legs off the backboard but didn’t make it after the allotted time lapsed. The Judges gave Bridges 33 points for the effort.

On round 2, Bridges atoned his 1st round debacle for the first 50 score of the night with a corner backboard toss from Kemba Walker and finished it with a 360 windmill dunk.

Collins brought a mini airplane prop, leaped over it with a matching windmill finisher for 42 points. While Smith Jr. jumped over rapper J. Cole for perfect 50.

Diallo invited Shaquille Oneal and jump over the “Superman” and hung on the rim with his right arm inside it ala Vince Carter for a perfect score.

Here’s the video of Diallo’s death defying dunk over Shaq.


Dennis Smith Jr. and Hamidou Diallo arranged a finals dunk off after edging Collins and Bridges in the eliminations.

Smith Jr. failed to complete his dunk attempt in the 1st phase of the finals and garnered 35 points while Diallo earned 43 after peeking at the rim and throwing a nasty one-handed slam.

Desperate to win and post a perfect score, Dennis Smith Jr. pulled in Dwayne Wade and Steph Curry to aid him. Curry lobbed the basketball and Smith Jr. caught it after jumping over Wade. As he wished, that stunt gave Smith Jr. a perfect 50.

To win the battle, Diallo just needed 43 points. The OKC wingman brought rapper Quavo in and placed the ball on his head. Diallo took off from the sideline, grabbed the basketball from Quavo, jumped over him and wrapped it up with a two-handed windmill dunk for 45 points which is enough for him to trounce Smith Jr. and cop the trophy.

Watch Diallo’s winning dunk over Quavo.

Team Lebron James will face Team Giannis Antetokounmpo on February 17, 2019 (Monday, 9:00 am Manila time) to culminate the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend.

— Joey Boy Capos, The Summit Express


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LOOK: New IRR for CPD Law signed and official, effective by March 1, 2019



MANILA, Philippines – The new Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Republic Act 10912 or the Continuing Professional Development Law of 2016 is now official.
New IRR for CPD Law signed and official, effective by March 1, 2019

The document from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has now been signed by Chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr., Commissioner Yolanda D. Reyes and Commissioner Jose Y. Cueto Jr. It was published on Wednesday, February 13 at the Official Gazette and will take effect 15 days after.

The new provisions will take effect by March 1, 2019.

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Due to the numerous complaints from professionals, the PRC in coordination with several members of professional groups, including the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) were present at a Senate Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation last February 4 to find solutions.

On February 7, PRC issued Resolution No. 2019-1146 that outlined the new Implementing Regards and Regulations (IRR) of the CPD Law.

While the senators agreed that majority of the local professionals seek the repeal of the CPD law, it would only take too much time and agreed to make amendments on the rules and regulations instead.

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Among the significant provisions under the new IRR include:

  • CPD is still a mandatory requirement for the renewal of the PRC ID of all registered and licensed professionals.
  • Significant decrease in the number of required CPD units for the renewal of professional license. From 45 units, it’s now down to 15 units every three years.
  • In-house trainings and capacity-building activities of government agencies and corporations, including local government units and private employers shall be credited and considered as CPD compliance.

A transition period will be implemented while the PRC is working with CPD councils to fulfill the “pre-conditions” required from them.

The following will be observed during the transition period:

  • Professionals working abroad shall not be covered by the CPD requirement during the period of their employment abroad
  • Newly licensed professionals shall be exempted from CPD requirements for their first renewal
  • CPD councils shall reduce the required CPD units to a minimum which shall not be more than 15 CPD units
  • All seminars attended by licensed professionals should be recognized as CPD units and shall be accepted as valid for the renewal of their licenses

Professionals who renewed their PRC ID's by signing an Undertaking shall only comply the required 15 CPD units, in pursuant to the Resolution.

New IRR for CPD Law signed and official, effective by March 1, 2019

New IRR for CPD Law signed and official, effective by March 1, 2019

New IRR for CPD Law signed and official, effective by March 1, 2019

New IRR for CPD Law signed and official, effective by March 1, 2019

PRC Chairman Pilando earlier shared that he is hopeful that the new provisions will help ease the burden on our professionals while they iron out the CPD Law. He said, “Hopefully once all of these things are met then we will be prepared the mandatory character of the law.”

— Sally, The Summit Express


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FULL RESULTS: February 2019 Master Plumber board exam list of passers, top 10



MANILA, Philippines – The February 2019 Master Plumber board exam results to include the full list of passers, top 10 (topnotchers), top performing schools and performance of schools are released online on Friday, February 15, 2019 or in two (2) working days after the exam.
RESULTS: February 2019 Master Plumber board exam list of passers, top 10

As announced, 282 out of 837 passed the exams.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Master Plumbers conducted the licensure exam in Manila, Baguio and Iloilo on February 12 and 13 (Tuesday-Wednesday).

RELATED RESULTS

The members of the Board for Master Plumbers who gave the licensure examination are Engr. Valentino M. Mangila, Chairman; Engr. Pedrito D. Camilet, Jr. and Arch. Prospero A. Abellano, Members.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
MASTER PLUMBER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on FEBRUARY 12 & 13, 2019
Released on FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Seq. No. N a m e

1 ABAIGAR, ALEXIS AZORES
2 ABONITA, PAUL STEPHEN MALAQUE
3 ABRAHAM, PEE JAY OLILA
4 ADRIAS, SHAN MICHAEL AGPASA
5 AGUILERA, ABRAHAM MIKEL RAFALLO
6 AGUSTIN, RONALD CATAAG
7 ALAVA, BILLY JOHN GUARIN
8 ALBA, RAPHAELLO DE VERA
9 ALBURO, RAYMOND RENZ PIZARRO
10 ALFONSO, MARK NIKKO MANLUTAC
11 ALMARIO, NOAH GARCIA
12 ALMENDRA, IAN CHRISTOPHER IMPERIAL
13 ALONZO, EDWIN JUANITO TAEZA
14 ALONZO, JUARO BELDA
15 ALOVA, CHRISTIAN LOUIE NINON
16 ALVAREZ, JOHNSER ABU
17 AMBALES, EDISON CALBONE
18 ANGELES, ERIE JR CATACATACA
19 ANGELES, LUISITO CALAD
20 ANOOS, ANA LIZA PACA
21 ARAUCTO, JOSHUA JOSE
22 ARAZAS, LIZYL SORRERA
23 ARCEGA, VIC NICHOLLE HAPLOS
24 ARELLA, SARAH JANE ARELLANO
25 AROMIN, ALBERT SE
26 ARZAGA, APPLE MAE CABANILLA
27 AUSA, MISTY JASMIN HERNANDEZ
28 AUSTRIA, JAN PATRICK ROSARIO
29 AÑONUEVO, DANICA CARLA PANGAN
30 BALAALDIA, ZUEMI KAYE DOMINGUEZ
31 BALAAN, DON CHRISTOPHER AGBAYANI
32 BALAGTAS, ALJAY NICOLAI GARCIA
33 BALANE, EDUARDO MARCO CASPE
34 BALANON, MARIA LOURDES ONG
35 BANDOJO, CHRISTOPHER CHEQUITO
36 BARBON, CARL LEI MARTINEZ
37 BASILIO, MHAR EIDREF SERAFICA
38 BAULETE, FRANCES CELLINE JANE BRAGA
39 BEGINO, PATRICK BARCELON
40 BEGONIA, ROJIE DIZON
41 BELARMINO, SHERWIN PAUL NUDALO
42 BEQUIO, JOHN HARVEY VILLACRUZ
43 BERNABE, ACE CHESTER CARDENAS
44 BERTUMEN, RAYMARK BALONZO
45 BEUP, LYNDON-ERL CANDIDO
46 BIGAY, DENNIS ADAN
47 BOSE, JONATHAN ELEUTERIO
48 BROSAS, MA CZARINA GRACE CUDIAMAT
49 BUENO, KENT LOYOLA
50 BULAONG, ROBERTSON CABIGAO
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Released on FEBRUARY 15, 2019
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51 BUSALPA, ABEGAIL ALFONSO
52 CABEROY, MA NENA JOY NAVALLASCA
53 CABIGAS, PATRICIA DE GUZMAN
54 CABILDO, REY GACASA
55 CABILIN, CRIS JOMAR PATARAS
56 CABRAL, MIGUEL RAPHAEL PALAS
57 CABUYADAO, ROMEO PAULO "ARPEE" AQUINO
58 CADAWAS, JOHN LAURENCE MARIÑO
59 CAINGLET, DENA JUNE DORILAG
60 CALAQUE, MICHAEL VINCENT AVES
61 CALDOZA, ROWIL CRIS ABEJO
62 CARBON, JELLIE ANN VICENTE
63 CARINGAL, MICHAEL ANGELO MEDINA
64 CARREON, ISIAH JERICO LACSON
65 CASONGSONG, JERIC REÑEDA
66 CASTILLO, ANNE JENETTE MARALIT
67 CASTILLO, JOHN PAUL MENDEZ
68 CATUIRA, DEMVER GUILLARTE
69 CEDILLA, ARTHRIETTE GRACE CORDIAL
70 CHUA, JESUS TENEZA
71 CONEJOS, RONNIE BUICO
72 CONVERSION, VIRGIL PAQUIBOT
73 CORDERO, JANIEL BRYAN PATAWARAN
74 CORPUZ, RALPH FRANCIS QUIJE
75 CORPUZ, VINCENT CABACUNGAN
76 CORTEZ, ROAN ANTONNETE SOLIMAN
77 CRUZ, MICAELA SANTOS
78 CUCUECO, CARLOS III OMOTOY
79 CUSTODIO, LUNINGNING DIGO
80 DAGANIO, RYAN GAYOSO
81 DANO, ALLYSA YTOM
82 DE CASTRO, MARY ALLYSSA YNGLORY SANTIAGO
83 DE LEON, GIL JR DE LA ROSA
84 DE LUMEN, JEFFREY LUNAS
85 DELA CRUZ, JOEMADZ GULOY
86 DELA CRUZ, RAPHAEL SHANE PINEDA
87 DEMAFELIZ, DASTIN BAUTISTA
88 DESIDERIO, CARLLOUIE MACAALAY
89 DIGAL, JUSTINE JAN MAGHINAY
90 DILIG, JAMIL ABELLA
91 DINGLAS, RAMON CHRISTOPHER GENOTIVA
92 DOLENDO, MARC ANTHONY CAMENTO
93 DUMALAON, MICAHELLE JOY URQUICO
94 DUYAN, CARL DAVE CLARIN
95 ELEGIDO, MARK JOY ESPAÑOL
96 ELUNA, SHERWIN PAUL MERCADO
97 ENCIO, RESUSSI ANN MORAÑA
98 ESGUERRA, ELEAZER JR SUNICO
99 ESPELETA, JAERICA MAE SULEIK
100 ESPIRITU, CAMILLE AIRA REYES
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Released on FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Seq. No. N a m e
101 ESQUEJO, JOHN PATRICK ESCALANTE
102 EVANGELISTA, IANA MARIE CLIMACO
103 EVARISTO, JHON ADRIAN ALBERTO
104 FAJARDO, JUSTINE GRANADA
105 FARNACIO, DANIEL FERRER
106 FARRAL, VLADIMIR GARCIA
107 FELECIO, LIRIO REBOSURA
108 FENIZA, STEVEN JAMES SALEM
109 FLORENDO, PATRICK ERLE VALERA
110 FLORES, KIT SANTOS
111 FRANCISCO, ASLEY MIRANDA
112 FRANCO, IAN BOB BARTOLOME
113 GALLARDO, ALLEN NODALO
114 GENELASO, JESSA MAE PACUMBA
115 GERAWA, RODEL DOMINGO
116 GEYROZAGA, GLEA CZARINA IGLESIAS
117 GOLEZ, ROSTAN BELONIO
118 GONZAGA, JASMIN JEAN ICACA
119 GONZALES, KATHLEEN HAUTEA
120 GONZALES, MARY GRACE LOPEZ
121 GONZALEZ, ANNA LISSA BALDOS
122 GOPEZ, MARK ANTHONY MALLARI
123 GUEVARRA, ZYROSE JARDIOLIN
124 GUILAS, MARIEL TAMPIS
125 GUILLERMO, FERDINAND SISON
126 GUMAWID, EFREN JR PASCUA
127 GUZON, CARME MAGELYN NEOLAR
128 HERNANDEZ, JOHN ZOILO
129 HIERCO, MICHAEL DANIEL VILLANUEVA
130 HILA, JONNA LAGATA
131 HILOTIN, ERIC ALBORNOZ
132 HUFALAR, KRISTIAN JIM LAGMAY
133 ILAGAN, LORLYN DALANGIN
134 IMPERIAL, DIANE ENCARNACION
135 INCISO, MARIO LOWELL ECALDRE
136 JAMIR, CHRISTIAN JAY CRUDO
137 JARAPLASAN, RUGETTE MAE DAMIAO
138 JUCO, MA ALYSSA TAMARA LOPEZ
139 JUSON, SHIEMKA PAULI
140 LABADO, REGINE MAE RAGASA
141 LACDANG, JESUS MARULLO
142 LADERAS, JOANIE MALIT
143 LAMBAN, LAINE ANDRIE BUSTILLO
144 LANSANGAN, PEARL EDHLYN VALENCIA
145 LAYLAY, MICHAEL MOTOL
146 LIWANAG, ALEXANDER ARCILLA
147 LIWONGAN, SANYVER DULNUAN
148 LLANTO, RYAN MIRABUNA
149 LOBARBIO, LEO OBERA
150 LOGRONIO, GERALDO JR RAGAS
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Released on FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Seq. No. N a m e
151 LOPEZ, RIENZIE AFUNGGOL
152 LORENZO, JAY MARK PASCUAL
153 LORIO, ARIANNE DEVEZA
154 LU, REGINA MAE LAURITO
155 LUALHATI, MELVIN BELLO
156 LUEGO, KETCH FREEZER VISCARA
157 LUMAPAG, JOHN CHRISTOPHER ROBLES
158 LUSUNG, MARC PAULO LOUISE DAVID
159 LUSUNG, RONELLE MORALES
160 MACALINDOL, AUBREY VALENZUELA
161 MACASPAC, JEROM BANAL
162 MACEDA, CARMINA DIZON
163 MADALI, MICHAEL JAY BAYANG
164 MAGBANUA, ANGEL LOU PINEDA
165 MAGDAY, ELEAZAR MANAQUIL
166 MAGTAGÑOB, JOHN PRESCOTT TAJAN
167 MALLA-AO, MAY ALADCO
168 MALLARE, REGINALD AZARCON
169 MANALAYSAY, ARLEEN MAE ODI
170 MANALO, SHEMMA MARIE EGAY
171 MANAOAT, YVONY CLORES
172 MANGGASANG, HAYNE RAE GUARDAYA
173 MANLANGIT, NELSON CONEJOS
174 MAR, VINCENT ELY GUMBA
175 MARANAN, ALDWIN CHRISTIAN OPULENCIA
176 MARIANO, RODELO JR HERNANDEZ
177 MARTINEZ, AETWELVE TABLANG
178 MASBATE, DARREN ANCIR DE RAMOS
179 MEDEL, EDGERTON DOMAIN MERCADO
180 MENDOZA, CHARIZZE FAYE TOLENTINO
181 MENDOZA, ROLANDO GUTIERREZ
182 MENDOZA, WILFREDO JR MASANGKAY
183 MERCADO, KATREEN MARIE PICPIC
184 MERCADO, WINA VALENCIA
185 MIRANDA, IZZA JAVYLYN SEVILLA
186 MIRANDA, LOUIS BRIAN ANGELOU VINUYA
187 MONTAÑO, AL DAVID TIM MIRALLES
188 MUNDIZ, KELLY VANESSA ROSELLO
189 NABOR, JOHN PAOLO LOBOS
190 NAGA, MOHAIMIN SARENO
191 NAKAN, OMAR PAUL SIM
192 NAMOC, HELEN SABELLINA
193 NAVARRO, RICZON MUSNI
194 NELSON, JAZZY KYLE JIMENEZ
195 NGO, RALPH ADRIAN UY
196 NISPEROS, MARY ROSE ALAY-AY
197 OROGO, SHAIRA DINO
198 ORTEGA, CHRISTOPHER REAL
199 PAAÑO, MA BERNADETTE DOTONG
200 PABLO, CARL ANTHONY AUSTRIA
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
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Released on FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Seq. No. N a m e
201 PABUAYA, FELIXES SEAN CAASI
202 PACTURANAN, JOHN REY MORENO
203 PAREDES, FRANCES LEI FABRE
204 PEDAZA, MARK KEVIN PONCE
205 PEDERE, REGINALDO TAYAM
206 PEDRON, JOLINA MARIE OBLEPIAS
207 PENG, NELSON ROSALES
208 POLICARPIO, JOHN PAUL DELA CRUZ
209 PONAYO, JUN ARVY BALOLOY
210 PONTERAS, DEBBIE ACOPIO
211 POQUIZ, RAY MOON STARR MANZON
212 PORCA, JANN PAULO ANDRADA
213 POSAS, EMMIE DARLENE DAZ
214 PROCHINA, SHEENDE DIANNE SALINAS
215 PUGAL, SWEET AUBREY OLIVAS
216 QUIAMBAO, BERNA MALLARI
217 QUIAMBAO, CHARMAINE JANELLE SAMSON
218 QUIAMBAO, MIGUEL PAULO ANTONIO
219 QUIMIO, NIKKO SAN CAMINO
220 QUINTO, ARA JOE CARAMANCION
221 QUIOPA, ROLLY SANGALANG
222 RAMOS, RONALD BASILIO
223 RAQUEL, RUSSEL RAVALO
224 RECINTO, MARY JOSH DURAN
225 REGAÑA, RECY-ANN SORITA
226 RENDON, RAFAEL JAY RESURRECCION
227 REYES, GAVERELL SILVA
228 REYES, JOHN OLIVER LAGARTO
229 REYES, LEA LYSA NOLASCO
230 REYES, ROMARC DRIX DIMLA
231 RIVERA, ERIKA CHING
232 RIVERA, LOUIE RAPHAEL OLIMPO
233 RIVERA, MAE ANN MERABUENO
234 RIZALDO, IRENELLE BELGA
235 ROA, JONAS ANINAPON
236 ROBLES, JOSE NATHANIEL ARROYO
237 RODIL, MA VICTORIA NICOLE GOMEZ
238 RODRIGUEZ, KYLLA NIKOLE MARQUEZ
239 RONCALE, JOHN FITZ GERALD LAROSA
240 ROSAL, KENT VILLARIN
241 ROSALES, ANGELICA MAY RENTORIA
242 RUBIO, JOSEPH NEIL SERQUIÑA
243 RUFON, LARRY OMIPLE
244 SAGAO, ARJANE JOY BALINTONGOG
245 SALGADO, ARJAY RESURECCION
246 SALIBIO, RJ ADISAS
247 SAMBRANO, JAIME CRUZ
248 SAMSON, BERNARD ALLAN DE GUZMAN
249 SANCHEZ, NESSLIE SUDARIA
250 SANDOVAL, JOHN RONALD ZARASPE
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
MASTER PLUMBER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
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Released on FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Seq. No. N a m e
251 SANTIAGO, ROELLE JOSEPH QUILOÑA
252 SANTOS, GERARD GABRIEL DE GUZMAN
253 SENDICO, RIA JOY JABANO
254 SEVILLA, GAZEL JESSICA TAMAYO
255 SEVILLA, REY ATIZADO
256 SILVANO, FRANCIS SABAS
257 SINGSON, ANTONIO III TEOXON
258 SIOCHI, EARL STEVEN ESTEFANI
259 SOBREDO, JAIME III MATUTE
260 SOLANO, RAMIL DE GUIA
261 SOLETO, HERSON DABO
262 SORILLO, GERVIE JOHN KONG
263 SUMABAT, LARRY ESPINA
264 TABON, ROLANDO JR PILAR
265 TALANA, JEROME DELA CRUZ
266 TAMAYO, NEIL PATRICK COSME
267 TAN, DANIEL JOSEPH MALIG
268 TANGLIBEN, ANGELI MEI QUERUBIN
269 TAROY, JOHN RUSSEL CUSTODIO
270 TEKSO, DEXTER IAN KO
271 TEMBLIQUE, CHRISTIAN SALVADOR
272 TEMENIA, GEFFORD BRAYAN CIASICO
273 TIBANGEN, NEO LORENZ COLUMBRES
274 TOLENTINO, JOHANNA HAYLEE SEVILLA
275 TOMBADO, ERNIE DONCERAS
276 TONIO, LOWIE JAY TORRES
277 VALENCIA, JOSEPH MANAYAN
278 VARGAS, KEVIN AXEL SAN JUAN
279 VILLACORTA, FRANCIS VALE
280 VILLAMIN, LAURENCE CHRISTOPHER EMPUERTO
281 VILLANUEVA, ANGEL AGUSTIN CAPARAS
282 YU, LEXIEJOY DELAPA
NOTHING FOLLOWS----------------------

REGISTRATION OF PASSERS

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to http://online.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

In few days after the release of results, the Verification of Rating (VoR) page of PRC for February 2019 Master Plumber board exam will be available online. Enter the required information - exam name, exam date, application number, name and birthdate to verify identity.

COVERAGE OF EXAM

The two-day exam covered the following subjects: Plumbing Arithmetic (10%); Sanitation, Plumbing Design and Installation (40%), Plumbing Code (10%) and Practical Problems (40%).

RELEASE OF RESULTS

According to PRC Resolution No. 1127, which deals with the 'Schedule of Licensure Examinations for Year 2019', the target release date of Master Plumber board exam result is on Friday, February 15 or in two (2) working days after the tests.

However, results might be released ahead of the target or on later date, without prior notice. We advise takers to monitor announcement of results starting Thursday.

PREVIOUS RESULTS

In the same period last year, results were released online after two (2) working days. A total of 429 out of 1,064 passed the exams.

In the February 2017 exams, results were also announced in 2 working days. PRC named 478 out of 1,210 who successfully hurdled the tests.

Here's the statistics of Master Plumber board exam in the past eigth exams:

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing Rate Days before results release
July 2018 2,514 626 24.90% 3
February 2018 1064 429 40.32% 2
July 2017 3,141 798 25.41% 3
February 2017 1,210 478 39.50% 2
July 2016 2,545 884 34.73% 3
February 2016 802 369 46.01% 2
July 2015 1,841 782 42.48% 2
February 2015 432 215 49.77% 1

UPDATES

The Summit Express will update this page immediately once the results are officially released online. Monitor announcement here or visit the official website of PRC (prc.gov.ph) for more information.

— The Summit Express


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February 2019 Master Plumber board exam result: performance of schools



MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) hailed the top performing school in the February 2019 Master Plumber board exam. The results are released on Friday, February 15, 2019 or in two (2) working days after the exam.

PRC conducted the licensure exam on February 12 and 13 in Manila, Baguio and Iloilo.

RELATED RESULTS

The top performing school in the February 2019 Master Plumber Licensure Examination as per Commission Resolution No. 2010-547 series of 2010: WITH 5 OR MORE EXAMINEES AND WITH AT LEAST 80% PASSING PERCENTAGE

RANK SCHOOL TOTAL NO. OF EXAM. TOTAL NO. PASSED PERCENTAGE PASSED
1 CAMARINES NORTE STATE COLLEGE-DAET 5 4 80.00 %

Here's the performance of schools in the February 2019 Master Plumber 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":


PREVIOUS EXAMINATIONS

University of the Philippines (UP) - Diliman and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila were named as the top performing schools in the February 2018 licensure examinations, 86.67% and 80.00%, respectively.

In the February 2017 exams, Bicol University (BU) - Legazpi was the lone top performing school with 85.71%.

Here's the list of top performing schools in the previous examinations:

Exam Date SCHOOL NO. OF EXAMINEES NO. OF PASSERS % PASSED
July 2018 None qualified
February 2018 UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES DILIMAN 15 13 86.67
July 2017 MALAYAN COLLEGES LAGUNA 7 6 85.71
February 2017 BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI 7 6 85.71
July 2016 UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MINDANAO 9 8 88.89
February 2016 UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-LOS BAÑOS 7 7 100

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the real-time updates on Master Plumber exam results. Check out also the official website of PRC for more information.
February 2019 Master Plumber board exam result: performance of schools

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RESULT: February 2019 Master Plumber board exam top 1 passer



MANILA, Philippines – The full list of topnotchers or top 10 passers in the February 2019 Master Plumber board exam is available on this page as officially released today, February 15 or in two (2) working days after the exam.

PRC and the Board for Master Plumbers conducted the licensure exam in Manila, Baguio and Iloilo on February 12 and 13 (Tuesday-Wednesday).

RELATED RESULT

The successful examinees who garnered the highest place in the February 2019 Master Plumber board exam is:

RANK NAME SCHOOL RATING%
1 ERIE CATACATACA ANGELES JR TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES-QUEZON CITY 80.40

PREVIOUS EXAMINATIONS

In the February 2018 Master Plumber licensure exams, Edmond Intac Rocamora of the University of the Philippines (UP) - Los Baños aced the board with 81.80%. It was followed by Wilbert Guinto Hernandez of Bulacan State University (BSU) - Malolos garnering a close rating of 81.80%.

In the February 2017 exams, Carlo Ray Rivera Selabao of UP-Diliman topped the board with 83.40%. Khyla Marielle Paguio Caldo of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila ranked second with 83.00%.

Here's quick summary of topnotchers for Master Plumber licensure exam in the past eigth exams:

Exam Date Topnotcher School Rating (%)
July 2018 NHEL ADRIAN BARBOSA BARTOLINE EASTERN VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY(for.L.I.T.)TACLOBAN 81.70
February 2018 EDMOND INTAC ROCAMORA UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-LOS BAÑOS 81.80
July 2017 KIM ALDRIN SARRA MEJIA MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - MANILA 82.20
February 2017 CARLO RAY RIVERA SELABAO UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- DILIMAN 83.40
July 2016 FELICIANO MADDAWIN GALUPO JR ISABELA STATE UNIVERSITY-ILAGAN 83.80
February 2016 JAY ROMMEL CRUZ MANUEL UNIVERSITY OF PANGASINAN 82.80
July 2015 MICHAEL JAMES  ACOSTA RAMOS SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY 82.00
February 2015 ROLLIE BELGA BUBAN UNIVERSITY OF RIZAL SYSTEM-MORONG 82.20

UPDATES

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RESULT: February 2019 Master Plumber board exam top 10 passers

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Homeless artist creates free gallery with beautiful artwork in Ermita



MANILA, Philippines – He doesn’t have a lot of money but he has a lot of talent; thus, Tatay Edgardo Lam created a free art gallery of his beautiful artwork at a street in Ermita, Manila.

A couple of netizens shared photos of Tatay Edgardo, 65 years old, who lives at the sidewalk at Padre Faura St. corner M.H Del Pilar in Ermita. He doesn’t have a home to call his own, yet this sidewalk has become a makeshift home where he creates his artwork and display them for the public to enjoy for free.

Homeless artist creates free gallery with beautiful artwork in Ermita
Photo credit: Facebook / Matthew Gan

Sometimes, there are students who would come visit Tatay Edgardo at his street gallery as they enjoy watching him transform ordinary things into works of art. These students would give Tatay Edgardo some art supplies, but because they don’t have a lot of money themselves, they could only give him a few items.

Homeless artist creates free gallery with beautiful artwork in Ermita
Photo credit: Facebook / Matthew Gan

Tatay Edgardo estimates that he has been painting for about 20 years already. Aside from the gifts he received from the students, he would go to construction sites to ask for leftover plywood and paint. Some of the plywood he got from the construction sites he would use for his sidewalk home, but the rest would go to his art.

Homeless artist creates free gallery with beautiful artwork in Ermita
Photo credit: Facebook / Matthew Gan

While Tatay Edgardo’s materials are very limited, it is quite impressive that he is able to transform these into incredible works of art.

Homeless artist creates free gallery with beautiful artwork in Ermita
Photo credit: Facebook / Matthew Gan

“He said that his ideas for some of the artworks comes to him when his eyes are closed and sometimes he notices shapes and colors in his surroundings which inspire him to create a new artwork. Kuya Edgardo has personified the idea that art can come from anywhere and that art can be anything,” netizen Matthew Gan wrote as he shared some photos of Tatay Edgardo making his artwork and displaying them in his free art gallery at the sidewalk.

Homeless artist creates free gallery with beautiful artwork in Ermita
Photo credit: Facebook / Kel Navarro
Impressive work, right?

— Joy Adalia, The Summit Express


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‘Alone/Together' Movie Review: This is what happens when life gets in the way of love



*Minor Spoilers Ahead*

Antoinette Jadaone returns with a brand new project titled “Alone/Together” that also marks the big screen team-up of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano. The films’ narrative takes place several years starting when Raf (Gil) and Christine (Soberano) was still UST and UP students respectively. Tin dreams of becoming a museum curator while Raf studies to become a doctor. But five years after a painful and bleak break-up, the two are reunited coincidentally - both of them involved with different people then.

‘Alone/Together' Movie Review Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil
Liza Soberano as Tin and Enrique Gil as Raf in “Alone/Together”/Star Cinema

However, considering how things ended for them, the two reconnected with the hopes that they may still have a future together. But a slew of complications force them to doubt if their love is even worth going through the hassle.

A story of failure - and redemption

Backed by their tried and tested chemistry, Gil and Soberano seamlessly portrayed the growth (or lack thereof) of Raf and Tin throughout the years. Told in a non-linear fashion, “Alone/Together” mostly focused on Tin’s journey from a high-achieving Iskolar ng Bayan to a shell of her former self after one blunder derailed all her plans for the future.

‘Alone/Together' Movie Review Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil
Liza Soberano as Tin in “Alone/Together”/Star Cinema

While the movie didn’t delve much into the culture of UP and UST - a huge selling point in the film’s marketing, it did a great job depicting Tin’s sorrow over her wasted life which is something a lot of millennials can relate to. That, arguably, is the one element that “Alone/Together” nailed right on the head. Tin coming clean to Raf with what really forced her to break up with him was agonizing to watch, especially since she doesn’t have anyone else to blame but herself. It was a fresh take on the matter - one that is actually more rooted in reality than what the audience members are used to seeing in romantic films.

The movie looks glorious with a mixture of long shots highlighting the beauty of various locations - from Diliman’s Sunken Garden to the Met steps in New York. The colors are vivid, and although some sequences were shot in the dark, they were able to find a way to make both Soberano and Gil stand out visually.

Not so much as a love story

However, while “Alone/Together” is primarily promoted as a love story, its romantic angle takes a back seat in the bigger scheme of things. The film mainly focuses on Tin with almost everything shown from her perspective. People barely see Raf on his own, he has no backstory, not even a family. Everything his journey in the film is all in the service of Tin’s own narrative.

This waterloo, however, is easy to look past at, especially since it mirrors Raf’s own actions in the film. Up until he was badly burned by his love for Tin, everything that she did was to make her happy. He built his dreams and life around her. And while it would’ve been so much better if “Alone/Together” spent a bit more with him to set-up his story, it works in the end, especially considering how they were able to fully flesh out Tin’s story.

Sadly, things fell apart towards the final portion of its third act. The ending felt unearned - at least with regard to Raf and Tin’s collective fate. Otherwise, their individual endgames felt apt considering how their journey progressed throughout the film.

‘Alone/Together' Movie Review Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil
Liza Soberano as Tin and Enrique Gil as Raf in “Alone/Together”/Star Cinema

“Alone/Together” is a great film not because of the brand or star power behind it, instead, it works because it’s simple and grounded. There aren’t any gimmicks or ridiculous plot twist. Tin’s journey is relatable on all levels, especially for high-performing millennials who suddenly find themselves thrown into the real world.

Admittedly, the movie could’ve gotten away by cramming it with cutesy scenes and fan service to satisfy Enrique and Liza’s base, but the fact that the people behind it took the time to actually craft a narrative is highly commendable.

RATING: 8.5 out of 10 stars


— ALD, The Summit Express


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DepEd begins releasing 2017 PBB to 7 regional offices



MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education shared some good news to our teachers. Seven (7) regional offices have started releasing the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to school-based personnel.
DepEd begins releasing 2017 PBB to 7 regional offices

Starting today, February 14, the following DepEd offices will be releasing the incentive to their personnel:

  • Regions IV-A (CALABARZON)
  • Region IV-B (MIMAROPA)
  • Region V
  • Region VII
  • Region XI
  • Region XII
  • National Capital Region (NCR)

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Central Office gave assurances that they are now working to release the incentives of the other regions.

DepEd begins releasing 2017 PBB to 7 regional offices
PBB will be released to 7 regions | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/DepEd Philippines

The DBM said that they already endorsed the processing and release of funds for Regions I, II, VIII, IX, X, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to the respective DBM Regional Offices.

The DBM is also processing the release of incentives for regions VI and XIII (CARAGA).

The PBB is “a top-up incentive given to personnel of bureaus or delivery unit in accordance to their contribution to the accomplishment of their department’s overall targets and commitments.”

According to DepEd's “Guidelines on the Grant of Performance-Based Bonus for the Department of Education Employees and Officials for Fiscal Year 2017,” the 2017 PBB is consists of the PEI and PBB.

Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) is across the board bonus equivalent on P5,000 to all qualified government personnel.

Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) is a top-up bonus equivalent to a percentage of the employee's monthly basic salary in accordance with their contribution to the accomplishments of the department's overall targets and commitments.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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