Ar. Marianne Kaye L. Ofianga, the June 2022 Architect Licensure Examination (ALE) topnotcher received a monetary incentive of P100,000.00 from Iloilo Science and Technology University during a testimonial program held at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo.

The news of an ISAT U grad placing first among 4, 766 takers of the board exam came as a ‘breakthrough’ after Dr. Muyong issued a challenge to the faculty members of the College of Engineering and Architecture “to produce topnotchers in their programs” before the end of his term.

In 2018, Ar. Armando Titular Tayoba II also made a mark after placing 10th overall in the same exam. In 2014, Ar. Charlie D. Mamon bested others and placed 7th in the ALE (Middle East). The Architecture program of the University has already produced 217 Architects which is relatively bigger compared to other schools offering the same in the region.

“Thank you, Marianne for raising the bar, and for raising the Gold and Blue banner of the University,” said Dr. Muyong. Ar. Ofianga bears the distinction as the first – ever top 1 that the university has produced in less than a decade of becoming a full- fledged university and in over a hundred years of being an educational institution.

The 30 other passers of the University who took the June 2022 ALE were also recognized during the testimonial program. The event was attended by members of the board of regents, university key officials headed by ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong, PRC VI Regional Director Dr. Romel B. Balisang and NEDA VI OIC – Regional Director Engr. Arecio A. Casing Jr..

Also in attendance were the friends and family of Ar. Ofianga, faculty and staff of the university, friends from the media, and other professional organizations .

The whole event was streamed live at the ISAT University Public Information Office Facebook page.