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Friday, November 11, 2022

SLU is among top universities in Asia by QS World University Rankings

Cordillera - Sixteen (16) higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines were included in the list of best Asian universities, according to QS World University Rankings.

Among the top Asian universities is the Saint Louis University in Baguio which took the 103 spot in the South-Eastern Asia region and placed 651-700 across  Asia.

SLU received a Three-Star of Excellence for their achievements in research publications, faculty and student data, program sustainability, employment statistics, internationalization, and environmental, social, and governance sustainability.

The University of the Philippines meanwhile remained the country's best institution as it topped all PH universities on the list. It ranked 87th.

Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), and University of Santo Tomas (UST) all followed it, taking the 134th, 171st, and 175th spots, respectively.

The QS is regarded as the biggest global network for higher education. Each year, it publishes a list of the best universities in Asia.

A number of criteria are used to rank universities, including research, teaching, internationalization, academic development, online learning, innovation, arts and culture, facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusion, environmental effect, and specialist criteria.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

SLU and UB, Top performers in January 2022 MedTech Licensure Exam

Cordillera - The Saint Louis University (SLU) and the University of Baguio (UB) are the top performers in the recently held January 2022 Medical Technology Licensure Exam. 

SLU ranked first with a 93.98 percent passing rate while UB landed on the 2nd spot with a passing rate of 84.21 percent.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,307 out of 2,619 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medical Technology in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Rosales, San Fernando, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga this January 2022.

Meanwhile, SLU grad Cliff Charlzon Farol Patil-ao was among the top 10 performers (9th spot) in the examination with a rating of 87.30 percent. 


Sunday, December 5, 2021

Cordilleran from Abra among TOP 10 in the 57th Top Outstanding Students of the Philippines

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Cordillera - A proud Cordilleran from Abra province is among the top 10 awardees for this year's Top Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP).

Mr. Austin Miguelle Ogad, who finished Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship in Saint Louis University was the only student among the 9 Cordillerans who vied for the most coveted national award for students leaders.

In a solemn virtual ceremony, the TOSP Foundation Inc. honored the significant contributions made by the 30 national finalists to their respective communities and feted 10 of them for their “exemplary leadership, superior academic performance, outstanding achievements, deep sense of social responsibility and involvement, and personal values anchored on good morals.”

Also given recognition during the ceremony are five (5) Cordillerans who were among the 30 finalists, namely Von Ameri Escobar of Abra State Institure of Science and Technology, Edgar Christian Dirige of SLU, Joven Wadwachan of Baguio Central University, Alladin Banez of Benguet State University, and Denmark Butic of Ifugao State University. 


Friday, September 24, 2021

Six SLU graduates topnochers in the Sept. 2021 Physician Licensure Examination

Cordillera - Baguio's top medical school, the Saint Louis University (SLU) just produced six topnotchers in the recently held September 2021 Physician Licensure Examination. 

The six proud Louisians who took the highest scores are:

3rd. Nino Pimentel Emocling = 87.58%

4th. Justine Mae Manaois Gervero = 87.08%

6th. Patricia Ann Sayson Franco = 86.92%

8th. Lee-Anne Velasco Sanglay = 86.33%

9th. Raenald Pascual Julian = 86.25%

10th. Brylle Domerson Mendoza Turalba = 86.17%

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced that 1,084 out of 1,546 examinees passed the exam. 

The PRC conducted the licensure exam in the city of Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban and Zamboanga.


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Seven Lousians made it to Top 10 in the 2021 Mechanical Engineering Exam

Cordillera - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has released the result of the August 2021 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination which was held in Baguio, Cotabato, Lucena, Pangasinan, Tacloban and Zamboanga. 

PRC announced that 247 out of 621 passed the said examination.

Seven (7) students from the Saint Louis University (SLU) were in Top 10 in the August 2021 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examinations.

Below are the successful Louisian examinees who  were at the Top 10:

Top 1 - Nathaniel Beaver A. Mendoza

Top 2 - Christian Justin M. Sese

Top 3 - Jayshey W. Baguidudol

Top 4 - Marvin Louis S. Ferrer

Top 6 - Emmanuel F. Villasin

Top 8 - Jezreel John P. Sannadan

Top 10 - Mario A. Ibay

Congratulations to the Administration, Faculty, and Staff of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the School of Engineering and Architecture of SLU.


Thursday, May 20, 2021

SLU is one of the winners of First Philippine Higher Education Internationalization Award.

Cordillera - Congratulations, Saint Louis University (SLU), for being one of the awardees of the First Philippine Higher Education Internationalization Award.

Dubbed as the Light of the North, SLU, under the leadership of their esteemed President, Fr. Gilbert B. Sales, CICM, was able to secure an award through its well-planned and well-executed Internationalization Framework that includes the following components: Internationalization of Formal Education; International Mobility of Faculty and Staff; Strategic Cooperation, Partnerships, and Capacity Building; International Credit Mobility; and Internationalization at Home and Digital Learning.

SLU is the only higher education institution in the region and one of the two in Northern Luzon to achieve the said award.

The First Philippine Higher Education Internationalization Award is organized by the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and was launched on May 20, 2021, during the 27th Founding Anniversary of the Commission. The said award aims to recognize institutions of higher learning who were able to implement internationalization initiatives that are INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE, INCLUSIVE, and SUSTAINABLE.

Congratulations, SLU! The whole Cordillera Administrative Region is so proud of you!

- Ched-Car-


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

SLU remains among top performing medical schools in the country

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Cordillera - The Saint Louis University (SLU) located in Baguio City was among the top performing medical schools in the country for the November 2020 Physician Licensure Examinations (PLE). 

SLU landed on the 9th spot in the top 10 performing schools in the whole country. 

The Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) released on Thursday the results for this month's PLE, wherein University of the Philippines (UP) Manila graduate as the topnotcher. 

Here are the full list of top 10 performing schools nationwide:

Cebu Institute of Medicine - 1st, 100 percent

University of the Philippines Manila - 2nd, 98.63 percent

Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health - 3rd, 98.90 percent

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila - 4th, 97.58 percent

University of Santo Tomas - 5th, 95.61 percent

University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center - 6th, 94.05 percent

Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation - 7th, 90.54 percent

San Beda University - 8th, 90.27 percent

Saint Louis University - 9th, 90.06 percent

Davao Medical School Foundation - 10th, 85.45 percent


Monday, August 17, 2020

SLU and UC among Best Law Schools in the country in 2019

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Cordillera - The legal education board has released the top performing law schools in the Philippines from the previous 2019 Bar Examinations.
Two universities in the Cordillera had been named among the best law schools in the country in 2019. 

These are the Saint Louis University (SLU) and the University of the Cordilleras (UC). 

SLU made it to rank 8 with a score of 51.92 percent while UC landed in rank 9 with a score of 45.90 percent.

The category threshold is based on the average number of examinees per school in the last 4 bar examinations, which is 63, according to Legal Education Board notice.

Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines (UP) ranked first with 82.46 percent passing rate followed by the Ateneo de Manila University and San Beda University with 81.48 percent and 77.55 percent passing rate respectively.
Check out the list of top 10 best law schools below.
Photo Courtesy || Legal Education Board

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

SLU Mechatronics engineering students develop Covid-19 face shield using 3D printer

Cordillera - With their desire to lend a hand in protecting our front liners who are constantly being exposed to the deadly Coronavirus day and night, Mechatronics students from Saint Luis University-Baguio designed and printed face shield frames and mask straps using 3D printer.
Face shield frames help in the prevention of infectious droplets from entering the eyes, nose and mouth while mask straps help alleviate the pain caused by the constant use of face masks. 

Initial numbers of 3D printed face shields and mask straps by Mechatronics SLU were distributed to the brave front liners from different establishment in Baguio City.

"During this quarantine period we decided to put into good use our knowledge, skills, and equipment to help our brave front liners save many lives, including theirs too. We believe that these efforts, whether great or small, can make a huge impact amidst this pandemic," Mechatronics SLU said in it is Facebook post.
The group said it had printed over 500 face shields and still making more. They also started printing ear savers to help users feel more comfortable.

Recipients of the said 3D printed face shields are SLU hospital and Security, BGMC and Pharmacy, Philippine National Police and the Philippine Air Force.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Igorota beauty vies for Miss Philippines Earth 2020

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Cordillera - Roxanne Baeyens of Cordillera is among the official candidate for the upcoming 20th edition of Miss Earth Philippines 2020.

Baeyens successfully passed the first screening on January 28, 2020 at Carousel Garden in Mandaluyong as confirmed by her talent agency

The 22-year old Igorota-Belgian beauty queen is a native from Besao, Mountain. 

She was crowned Face of Tourism 2019 and won 1st Runner-Up at Miss Tourism and Culture Universe last year. 

Baeyens stands 170cm tall and finished up degree in Tourism at Saint Louis University. 

She is considered as one of the strong contenders for the Miss Philippines 2020 because of her experience in the field of pageantry. 

Baeyens currently lives in Manila where she actively advocates the environment on her social media account. 

Miss Earth Philippines is a Filipino national beauty pageant held annually in search of the most beautiful and environmentally-conscious and aware woman in the Philippines. 

The pageant's current titleholder is Janelle Lazo Tee from Pasig City who was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2019 on July 10, 2019.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Igorot Eng. Perry Kiwang Compala top 7 in November 2019 Chemical Engineers Board Exams

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Cordillera - A graduate from Saint Louis University was among the top 10 board passers in the recent Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in November. 

Perry Kiwang Compala of the said university landed on 7 topnotcher spot together with Jaron Nicolas Tung Uy of the University of the Philippines - Diliman. The two graduates got an 83.50 percent passing rate. 

Meanwhile, Martin Zechariah Magat Valencia of La Salle University - Manila topped this year's Chemical Engineer Licensure Exams garnering an 86.10 percent passing rate followed by Maru Feriel Olivan Del Carmen of the University of the Philippines - Diliman in the 2nd spot with an 85. 80 percent passing rate.

The PRC released the result on November 27 with about 1,259 examiners who took the exam but only around 899 were able to passed.

The PRC conducted the licensure exam in different testing centers in the country including Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

The commission had set December 11 and 12, 2019 for the registration of the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID). This can be done online through this link

Friday, May 31, 2019

The beauty of the Igorot traditional dances showcased in South Korea by SLU Dance Troupe.

Photo Courtesy || SLU Dance Troupe FB
Dance Troupe of Saint Louis University (SLU) Baguio performed and showcased the beauty of traditional Igorot dances at the 2019 Jinju World Folk Arts Biennale in Jinju, South Korea.

Sherwin Santagio, SLU Dance troupe's trainer and choreographer was so thrilled to represent the country and share the culture and unique identity of the Cordillera during the art festival on May 23-26 in South Korea.

"We are so delighted to be chosen to represent Philippines, because it is not only a chance of representing the country but a chance to share the culture of the Philippines especially the unique identity of the Cordillera" Santiago said in an interview with Good News Pilipinas.

The SLU dance troupe represented the Philippines in the World Folk Arts  along with other dancers from other countries like China, Japan, Mongolia, Russia, South Korea, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

Despite having less than a month of preparation,  they represented their country and their Igorot tribe with pride as they danced with grace like they always do.

SLU dance troupe had been performing in various festivals and been representing the country abroad like Belgium, US, China and Thailand.

All members of the dance troupe are grateful to everyone who supported them making their recent shows in South Korea a success.

Watch the short video clip of their presentation below.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Saint Louis University, UB among top performing school in Med Tech board exams

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Cordillera - The University of Baguio and Saint Louis University made it to the top ten of the best performing schools in the recent Medical Technologist licensure examinations given by the Philippine Regulation Commission recently. 
Saint Louis University (SLU) is ranked as the second best performing school while the University of Baguio (UB) made it to the sixth as best performing school in the March 2019 Medical Technologist board exams released by the Professional Regulation Commission. 

Out of the 286 examinees from SLU, 285 passed the board exams with a record of 99.65 passing rate while UB had a 92.55 passing rate with 84 passers out of the 91 examinees. 

SLU is also the second best performing school in the March 2019 Pharmacist Licensure Examination with a 97.22 passing rate.

The PRC announced that 2,801 out of 4,092 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medical Technology in the following major cities in the Philippines namely, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Iloilo, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga and some cities in Metro Manila.

The PRC also announced the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line from April 1 to April 12, 2019. 

Passers are advised to visit and follow instructions for initial registration. 

Those 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 while background and complete name tag), 2 sets of documentary stamps and 1 piece short brown envelope. 

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals. 
The oath taking ceremony for the new medical technologist will be announce later, according to PRC. 

Those who failed the board examination but had obtained a general rating of at least 70% can register as Medical Laboratory Technician. 


Sunday, March 24, 2019

UC and SLU among top 15 in the 5th Philippine Startup Challenge by DICT

Cordillera - Two of Cordillera's top universities are among the 15 finalists of the 5th Philippine Startup Challenge by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT).

The University of the Cordilleras (UC) and Saint Louis University in Baguio city together with other finalists coming from different universities across the country were named by the DICT to compete in the final round on April 5, 2019 at the Grand Xing Hotel in Iloilo City.
The top 15 finalists out of the 30 semifinalists were handpicked by the selection committee made up of tech and business startup leaders.

These 15 universities have the most promising startup ideas from their students and they will be competing in the final round next month.

According to the DICT, the finalists were chosen based on customer validation (40%), execution and design (30%) and business model validation (30%).

Qualifying startup ideas for this year range from off-the grid charging device solution to web-based application for donations.

The PSC5 Top five Winners will receive Php200,000.00 each from the Department of Science and Technology's Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) to assist the teams in product prototype development.

The PSCC5 National Winner will also become part of Huawie's Seeds of the Future Program, a two-week college undergraduate study program to be held in China that shall equip them with ICT-based skills and knowledge. They also automatically qualify for the 2019 IdeaSpaceBootcamp.

The University of the Cordilleras Team Y.A.N.A's startup idea is called Proximap, an augmented reality advertising and navigation mobile application. It uses Geolocation as well as voice and image recognition.

Meanwhile Qantina from Team Magis of Saint Louis University is a platform that lets college students, officer workers or health buff to order and have meals delivered from home-cooks, aspiring chefs or restaurants around them.

The other startup from SLU is called Qrent developed by Team Victorem. It is a web-based and mobile platform that is designed for safe, secured, and convenient rental transaction between renter and item owners.

source || DICT

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Congratulations: Saint Louis University graduates among top 10 NLE 2018 passers

Baguio City - Three graduates from Saint Louis University Baguio have topped the list of the 4,811 passers of the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) conducted by the Board of Nursing in different testing centers nationwide.
The Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 4,811 out of 12,033 passed the exam held on November 2018.

Alfonso Astudillo Lumiwes IV shared the number 6 spot with other graduates with a rating of 85.6 percent.

Meanwhile, both Samantha Faye Quezon Natino and Sean Michael Animas Taclobao got the number 7 spot together with 6 others graduates with a rating of 85.40 percent.

Jeniffer Jacob Quirante from the University of Santo Tomas was in the number 1 spot with a rating of 87.80 percent.

The Nurse Licensure Examination were administered by PRC Chairman Glenda S. Arquiza and members Carmelita C. Divinagracia, Gloria B. Arcos, Carfredda P. Dumlao, Florence C. Cawaon and Cora A. Anonuevo.

The PRC advises those successful candidates to register online for the issuance of their Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certification of Registration. Please go to and follow instruction for initial registration.

Please see the complete list of the top 10 passers below.

  List Source:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cordillera IT students among the best programmers in the country: Win award at PPC 2017

Baguio City - A team of Information Technology (IT) students taking up programming course from the University of Cordilleras (UC) has won award in the recently concluded programming competition of the third Philippine Programming Competition (PPC 2017). 

The team bagged the 4th place in the said programming contest which was organized by Gurango Software Corporation through CodersGuild.NET and in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NCIP). 

One student in the team is the top scorer besting 60 participants from universities all over the country. 

The PPC is an annual programming competition that aims to identify talented entry-level programmers in the country by utilizing an automated assessment tool, localized for the specific needs of the Philippine software industry. 

The PPC has opened the competition to all 3rd and 4th year college students taking up courses in programming. 

For this run of the competition, participating student teams composed of ten (10) members representing colleges and universities from different parts of the country, took the PPC 2017 examination individually. Individual scores per team were tallied and six teams with the highest average score were named finalist. 

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The six colleges and universities that got into the final were Holy Angel University, Technological Institute of the Philippines-QC Campus, University of the Cordilleras, University of Cebu-Banilad Campus and Cebu Institute of Technology-University.

The competition 1st placer was a IT student team of the Technological Institute of the Philippines - Quezon City Campus.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

SLU among 10 Philippine universities to join PH-UK Transnational Education Program

Baguio City - The United Kingdom and the Philippine government has forged a deal that will soon allow Filipinos to earn joint and dual degrees from top universities in the country and in the United Kingdom. 

This is made possible through the Joint Development of Niche Programme (JDNP) by the British Council and Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Through seed funding and institutional capacity building, this programmed aims to build long-term collaboration between Philippine and UK universities and established transnational education (TNE) within the country. 

Saint Louis University (SLU) and other nine universities in the country has been selected to develop new and innovative degree programmes under TNE. 

SLU in partnership with UK's Coventry University will offer an initial course in disaster risk reduction management, according to SLU Vice President for Academic Affairs Jose Maria Pangilinan. 

Citing the region's geographical terrain, the university recognizes the need to respond to the situation by conducting studies and researches on disaster risk reduction management. 

Aside from SLU, other higher education institutions with United Kingdom educational linkages are the University of the Philippines(UP) Diliman, UP Los Banos, University of San Carlos, De La Salle University, Miriam College, Siliman University, Ateneo de Manila University, Central Luzon State University and Bicol University. 

Last week, British Ambassador visited SLU as part of the "Great British Festival 2018" which was recently launched on Feb. 16 in Manila to showcase best British culture. 

UK's Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce has met with students, faculty members and university officials of SLU and told them the partnership between UK and the Philippines could boost relationship of the two countries. 

The new collaboration between UK and the Philippines will open new opportunities for students to gain access to best of Filipino and British education system, according to Ambassador Pruce.

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