BAGUIO CITY – A civil engineer from Baguio City topped the recent Sanitary Engineer Licensure Examinations.
Engr. Cherish Mennao Rillera of the University of Baguio ranked Top 1 with a rating of 81.83 percent.
“I was surprised, overwhelmed, and happy. I did not even know it was going to be released that day,” said Rillera when asked what she felt when she got the news that she was the Top 1.
“When I learned that my batch mate, Jenny Dawn Valdez, made it to the top in the licensure exams in August 2015, I challenged myself to do the same for the January 2016 exams. I really wanted to top the board ever since my Civil Engineering licensure exams in 2012,” said Rillera.
Cherish is a consistent honor student. She graduated as class valedictorian in Naguilian Elementary School and Naguilian National High School – Special Science Class. She took her first degree, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Saint Louis University, where she graduated cum laude and took another degree, Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering at the University of Baguio where she graduated honorable mention.
Cherish is a the daughter of Provincial Board Member of the 2nd District of La Union, Engr. Ruperto Rillera Jr. and Civil Service Commission-Cordillera Assistant Regional Director Cornelia Rillera.
Rillera is working as a field engineer at a construction firm and plans to put up her own firm.
The Professional Regulation Commission announced that 32 out of 56 passed the Sanitary Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Sanitary Engineering in Manila in January 2016. Successful examinees will have their oath taking on February 25 at the Manila Hotel./JDP/RMC & Jayle Pauline Damasco-PIA/UB Intern