Catanduanes has produced four more (4) new architects who were in the list of passers of the recent Architect’s Licensure Examinations (ALE) given by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and the Board of Architecture (BoA) in Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi and Zamboanga on January 24 and 26, 2020.
The new architects included Arch. Regine Pereyra Gualberto, daughter of Mr. Gilbert Gualberto and Mrs. Rosemary P. Gualberto of Cavinitan, Virac, Catanduanes. A product of the Virac Pilot Elementary School and the Catanduanes National High School respectively, Gualberto finished her BS Architecture course at the University of Santo Tomas in Legaspi City, Albay.
Arch. Tifannie Gay Marquez Linan is the daughter of Mr. Epifanio L. Linan and Mrs. Gina M. Linan of Calatagan Tibang, Virac, Catanduanes. A product of Calatagan Elementary School as well as the Catanduanes State University-Laboratory School, respectively, she graduated from the Bicol University-Institute of Architecture in Legaspi City, Albay. She is currently working with a local architectural firm – AGAP Consultancy and Allied Services.
Arch. Joey Mae Prila Templonuevo is the daughter of Mr. Jose T. Templonuevo and Mrs. Maritess P. Templonuevo of Plaridel, Bulacan and Mintay, Bato, Catanduanes. Joey Mae, who took her elementary and high school at Lord’s Angel Montessori School in Plaridel, Bulacan, graduated from the Mapua University-School of Architecture, Industrial Design and the Built Environment, in Muralla, Intramuros, Manila.
The other passer from the province is Arch. Niño Vargas Valeza, also a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas of Legaspi City-School of Architecture and currently connected also with AGAP Consultancy and Allied Services.
The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), the accredited professional organization for architects of the PRC in the country, now counts over forty (40) members in its Catanduanes Chapter. The ever-growing numbers of licensed architects in Catanduanes makes the full implementation of Republic Act 9266 or the New Architecture Act of 2014 a must for the true benefit of all sectors of society, be it in private as well as in government.
Engaging the proper design professionals and preventing bogus practitioners from defrauding our citizenry by delivering defective plans and designs is always the right direction be in in law or the natural flow of things, the UAP chapter stated.