IN PHOTOS: Vying to be an 'Iskolar ng Bayan'
MANILA, Philippines – Students trooped to different examination centers across the country on Saturday, October 21, to take the University of the Philippines College Entrance Test (UPCAT) in the hope of fulfilling their dream to become an "Iskolar ng Bayan."
According to the Melvin Luis Sabado, assistant director for test administration of UP, an estimated 100,000 students are expected take the examinations in 82 test centers around the country beginning Saturday.
The UPCAT is administered nationwide, from Saturday, October 21, to Sunday, October 22.
Here are some of the scenes at the first day of UPCAT. All photos by Angie de Silva.