A Bacoleño made it to the 8th place in the recent licensure examinations for Civil Engineers in Cebu City with a grade of 94.3.
Charles Manuel delos Reyes Garcia, 28, of City Heights Subdivision in Bacolod was among the 1,199 successful examinees out of 2,744 civil engineering students from all over the country.
Also on 8th spot were Jeff Carlo Tagala Oliva of the University of the Philippines-Diliman and Enhart Jabson Tolentino of Mapua Institute of Technology.
The topnatchers were Man Wai Lue Chua of De La Salle University-Manila with an average of 96.5 percent, Alberto Palmares Olidan of Technological Institute of the Philippines-Quezon City, Sean Bryner Solis Rey of Far Eastern University-East Asia College and Michael Geovil Landicho Rovero of the Mapua Institute of Technology.
Garcia took up civil engineering as his second course at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in 2008 and acquired his Business Management degree at the De La Salle University Manila where he graduated with honors.
He finished his elementary and secondary studies at the University of St La Salle Integrated School in 1995 and 1999.
He is the son of Manuel and Ochee Garcia.
His father said he would like to follow the footsteps of his grandfather, Ramiro Sr., who was third placer in the Civil Engineering Licensure examinations, and his uncle, former Bacolod vice mayor Ramiro Garcia, a licensed architect.
“I knew that he would make it into the top 10 because he was really a smart kid”, Garcia said.*APN