A Thomasian topped the October 2017 licensure exams for certified public accountants (CPA), leading six other graduates of the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy in the top 10.
Alfonso Solomon Magno led the fresh batch of accountants with a score of 91.33 percent.
The University was the third top-performing school with 91.99-percent passing rate, or 333 out of 362 examinees. This was higher than last year’s 90.72 percent or 352 out of 388 examinees.
Thomasians Ray Jay Dizon and Alvin Thomas Andaya placed fourth and seventh with scores of 90.67 and 90 percent, respectively.
Sharing the ninth spot were Maria Isabel Marfil and Marc Leuvill, both scoring 89.67 percent.
Christine Mae de Leon and Louize Allaine Areño shared the 10th spot, with identical scores of 89.33 percent.
The University of the Philippines-Diliman remained the top performing school in the CPA licensure exams, maintaining a 100-percent passing rate. All 69 UP examinees made the cut.
The national passing rate slid to 30.45 percent or 4,511 out of 14,816 takers, from last year’s 36.48 percent or 5,249 out of 14,390 examinees.