For two consecutive years, graduates from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) have led the successful examinees of the Social Worker Licensure Examination administered by the Board for Social Workers.

Alain Matteo Ferrer Meneses topped this year’s examination with an 85.60% rating. Sofia Clare Parcon Silva-llana joins Meneses in the top ten by placing sixth with a score of 83.80% Both Meneses and Silva-llana graduated with latin honors from the College of Social Work and Community Development in 2020. For many years, UPD has maintained a 100% board exam passing rate.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 533 out of 1,211 passed the examination, which was  held in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga in February 2022.