NAGA CITY — Francis Jordan Chavez Milla, the 15-year-old son of Camarines Sur provincial enviroment and natural resources officer Francisco Milla and Bula Municipal Health Officer Dr. Mylene Chavez-Milla was chosen as Oblation Scholar, an honor given to Top 50 passers of the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT), considered as the toughest college entrance examination in the country.
The feat makes him the only Bicolano so far to qualify for the prestigious scholarship as full scholar for the next school year, entitling him to book and transportation allowances.
Only 13,000 4th year high school students out of the 63,000 examinees all over the country passed the latest UPCAT, which was given last Aug. 7 and 8, 2010. Results of the exams were released only this month of January.
The young Milla is a candidate for Intarmed, which is a 7-year medical course merging pre-med college and medical doctorate.
Milla is a nephew of cartoonist Jordan Chavez and Engr. Warren Chavez of SSS-Naga.