TOPNOTCHERS: October 2023 Metallurgical Engineer Board Licensure Examination (MELE)

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) releases the complete list of top 10 examinees/topnotchers for the October 2023 Metallurgical Engineers Licensure Exam (MELE) in one (1) working day after the exams.

PRC announces that 39 out of 64 passed the Metallurgical Engineers Licensure Examination.

The licensure exams for Metallurgical Engineers were administered by the Board of Metallurgical Engineering headed by its Chairman, Agustin M. Fudolig, and its member, Juancho Pablo S. Calvez.

The PRC and the Board of Metallurgical Engineering conducted the exam in Manila/National Capital Region (NCR) and Cagayan de Oro (CDO).

Top 10 Passers in Metallurgical Board Exam

Here are the Top 10 successful examinees who garnered the highest percentage of ratings in the October 2023 Metallurgical Engineers Licensure Exam.

MELE Coverage

The October 2023 Metallurgical Engineers Licensure Exam covered topics from Metallurgy 1 to Metallurgy 3 with the following subject areas:

Wednesday, October 4, 2023SubjectsPercentage
7:00 A.M. – 7:45 A.M.General Instructions
Filling out of Forms
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.METALLURGY 1
[Minerals Processing, Pyrometallurgy,
Metallurgical Fuel Technology,
Refractory Science, Hydrometallurgy/Electrometallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy]
Thursday, October 5, 2023SubjectsPercentage
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.METALLURGY 2
[Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy,
Crystallography / Metallography,
Iron and Steel Metallurgy, Non-Ferrous Metallurgy,
Foundry Metallurgy]
Friday, October 6, 2023SubjectsPercentage
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.METALLURGY 2
[Inorganic Qualitative, Quantitative Chemistry,
Metallurgical Law, Jurisprudence.
EthicsStatistics, Experimental Design,
Engineering Economics, Mechanics,
Hydraulics, Design of simple Metallurgical Processes/Operation/ Plants of Facilities

Previous Metallurgical topnotchers

In October 2022 MELE, Christian Jimenez Basa of the University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the exam with a rating of 84.65%. It was followed by Mac Rounseville Lachica Eugenio of the same school with 82.30% rating.

Agustin Dominic Escano Laplana of the University of the Philippines-Diliman aced the October 2021 Metallurgical Engineer Licensure Exam with 86.85%., Bien Alexis Miranda Figarola of the same ranked second with 84.55%.

In the Metallurgical licensure exam held last July 2021, John Karlo Esguerra Mercado from the University of the Philippines – Diliman ranked first with 87.05%. Juan Raphael Salamera Contreras from the school owned the second spot with 86.65% passing rate.

Earl Dave Madridondo Tulabing from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) was the topnotcher with 86.15%% rating on October 2019 exams. Sharing in the second spot who garnered both 83.25%, Bryan Patrick Maderazo Carrasco from University of the Philippines- Diliman, and Dexter Ranises Madjos from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology.

In October 2018 of the same exams, Dhar Tur Madayan Silao from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) – placed in the top 1 with 88.60% while Charmaine Rainog Pangilinan from University of the Philippines- Diliman placed in the second spot with 84.00%.

Registration of Successful Examinees

The schedule of the online registration for the issuance of PRC ID and Certificate of Registration for passers of Metallurgical Engineers Licensure Exam (MELE) will be from November 3 and November 6, 2023. The successful examinees are advised to register on the PRC official website and follow the instructions for online registration.

Those who successfully registered online are required to bring the following:

  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal (downloadable)
  • Notice of Admission (for identification purposes only)
  • Two pieces of passport-sized ID pictures (white background and with complete name tag)
  • Two sets of documentary stamps
  • One piece of short brown envelope

Verification of Ratings

The Verification of Ratings for the October 2022 Metallurgical Engineer Licensure Exam (MELE) will be available online a few days after the result has been posted.

The successful examinees need the following information as it is required to fill out the following field:

  • Name of Exam
  • Examination date
  • Application number
  • First name and Surname
  • Date of birth

Target Date of Release

As per previous releases of Metallurgical licensure exam results and the target release date written in the PRC Resolution No. 1283 series of 2020, the October 2022 MELE results are expected to be out in one (1) working days after the last day of exams. However, it may also be released earlier or later than the said dates without prior announcement(s).

Contact PRC

Should you have concerns related to the October 2023 Licensure Examination results for Metallurgical Engineers Licensure Exam (MELE), you may also reach the Professional Regulation Commission at the following contact details:

PRC Licensure Exam Division: [email protected] / [email protected]
Facebook: @professionalregulationcommission
Twitter: @PRC_main


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