Students from the Institute of Chemistry (IC) clinched 2nd place in the annual PACSiklaban held on February 17, 2013 at the College of Social Welfare and Community Development in UP Diliman. Twelve schools participated in the national college chemistry quiz contest, where UP Diliman took the top spot and UP Manila landing on the 3rd place. The UPLB team was composed of Jessa Marie V. Makabenta (team captain), King Bryan C. Gabog, Christian C. Manahan, Rochelle P. Ibabao, Inah Marie C. Aquino, Anna Esperanza Q. Legaspi, and Penefrancia F. Monte. The team had been trained by IC instructors Carmelo E. Briones, Mary Rose Claire M. Galbo, Hervin Errol T. Mendoza, Gluztavelle Judeen S. Mercado, and Christina C. Uclaray.