UDM Sustains Above National Passing Rate Performance in Social Work Boards

The Universidad de Manila (UDM) celebrates its feat in the Licensure Examination for Social Workers sustaining a noteworthy test result from year 2017 to year 2022 with the latter’s rating of 77.14% Overall Performance and an average of 14.47% above the National Passing Rate. Batch 2022 and 2019 achieved 86.96% for first takers. The University is among the six participating universities and colleges from the City of Manila.

In 2017, UDM received an award from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as one of the top-performing schools in the said examination with a rating of 97.5%. Among the local universities in NCR, UDM also has the biggest population of students and test takers for the said field. 

The University has regulated its performance on the onset of the pandemic through varying preparation methods, “Their Field Instruction 1 was fully held online where they worked with individuals from different sectors while Field Instruction 2 resumed its physical application this year where they trained with communities,” said Ms. Pamela B. Fortuno, Program Chair.


More about UDM’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work


The Bachelor of Science in Social Work has been offered in UDM for 25 years, in line with the University’s mission to strengthen its community engagement and vision to produce visionary and ethical leaders of the society. The said implementation of the program is compliant with CHED’s Policies and Standards (CMO No. 39 Series of 2017) with pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722 otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994”. 

In 2018, three of its then students Rodamarie Talde, Mary Antonette Mendiola, and Everlasting Sigua received the highest National Order of Merit awarded by the Philippine President – the Order of Lapu-Lapu. 

The University has been graduating students with an impressive employment rating of above 75% at the Manila Department of Social Welfare, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the position of Social Welfare Officer 2, and social workers in several NGOs. 


Message from the Dean:


No College may be more pleased with you today than your home, the College of Arts & Sciences.

Four to five years past, you chose the program BSSW. The department accepted you because you were qualified based on your SHS strand and grades. Even with that, you already had the making of a board passer. The SW curriculum is in line with the CMO recommended by the CHED, and your mentors who are fully competent helped you completely understand the SW area. Yesterday, you were SW students and now you are RSW.

Despite the pandemic’s limitations on your theoretical & field training, you persisted with tenacity and diligence. I am aware that your mentors worked longer hours to support online learning. Your parents and supporters, who have stood by your side from the start must be as happy for you as we are. We are so grateful to UDM for giving you the chance to complete your studies.

With today’s accomplishment of passing the board exams, you have demonstrated that you were destined to work in social work. Your parents, mentors, and UDM are proud of you; you deserve it.

Congratulations to everyone. The College of Arts & Sciences is proud of you.


– Dr. Naomi D. Solano

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


Message from the University President:


We are elated by the recent result of the Licensure Examination for Social Worker posed by our graduates. UDM has been in pursuit of greater academic standing, and recognitions as such prove the quality of education our faculty provides to our students through our consistent efforts in developing competitive and relevant teaching standards.

Social Work begins in our campus wherein students and employees are empowered and are honed to become advocates of holistic care. It is our creed to establish a strong foundation of support and welfare in the halls of the University before they are brought to the real world. As one of the pioneering programs of the University, the Bachelor of Science in Social Work remains a top choice for our incoming freshmen students, concurrent with other in-demand fields of studies.

I congratulate this year’s Passers; we can only provide as much and it is your persistence and determination that positioned your lives in such honorable milestones. 


– Ma. Felma Carlos-Tria, Ed.D.

Universidad de Manila, President



  • Ma. Christine Joyce A. Martinez 
  • Ella Marie A. Basco
  • Franchesca Nadine M. Bituin
  • Shaira Nicole D. Saylon
  • Ara Mhay P. Franco
  • Jake E. Rubin
  • Eira Princess A. Mandagan
  • Christian James V. de Guia
  • Lester John B. Yangco
  • Wyndell M. Estaco
  • Kyle Nichole J. Guevarra
  • Paula Anne S. Somera
  • Glenn Jhon R. Badayos
  • Hazel C. Mendoza
  • Lanie F. Añosa
  • Jevalyn F. Diaz
  • Abegail I. Malabad
  • Maria Emily M. Moreno
  • Marjorie L. Ortiz
  • Aivee Gayle D. Dela Cruz
  • Evangeline Jalayahay
  • Trine Grace B. Cayongcong
  • Diana D. Daplas
  • Giselle C. Lebria
  • Rose Ann R. Angeles
  • May Angelu O. Miralles
  • Laiza O. Galapon