DESPITE not taking the first place in the Pharmacy Licensure Examinations last July unlike last year, the University more than made up for it as nine of its graduates entered the licensure’s top 20.

Alumnus Werner Umali registered a score of 90.56 per cent to place second and lead the batch of new Thomasian Pharmacists. Aside from Umali, others who made the top 10 were Djaninah De Guzman (fourth, 90.05 per cent), Jewellyn Ruth Que (fifth, 89.83 per cent), and Kristoferson Rapada (ninth, 89.55 per cent.

The other Thomasians in the top 20 included Juvy Lim (11th, 89 per cent), Erin Ong (13th, 88.83 per cent), Evelyn Ancheta and Acyditha Uy, (18th place, 88.28 per cent), and Sherie Pearl Dela Cruz (19th place, 88.27 per cent).

Among the nine Thomasians in the Top 20, Ancheta, Lim, Ong, and Que were cum laude graduates.

The University garnered a passing rate of 79 per cent, slightly lower than last year’s 81 per cent, according to Pharmacy dean Rosalinda Solevilla.

The national passing rate was 57 per cent as 945 out of 1,649 examinees passed.

In the Nursing Licensure Examinations last June, the University maintained its second over-all ranking among schools with 100 or more examinees. UST registered a passing rate of 98 per cent and was second to West Visayas State University’s 99 per cent.

UST also registered a passing rate of 98 per cent last year.

Out of the 368 Thomasian examinees, only six failed. The national passing rate was 53 per cent as 7,371 out of 13,225 examinees passed.

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In the Electrical Engineering board last April, cum laude graduate Genesis Tan, one of the 2003 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines, placed third with an 89.85 per cent score.

The national passing rate was 36.76 per cent as 1,129 out of 3,071 examinees passed.

Although Thomasians did not made it to the top, three were able to get in the fifth, eighth and ninth place of the Architecture Licensure Examination last June.

Carlo Luis Cabatingan Ganzon, Techie Rose Orosco Espiritu, and Andres Perfecto Vidad Santiago posted 81.90 per cent, 81.30 per cent and 80.90 per cent respectively.

Former Varsitarian Associate Editor Felicisimo Azarga Tejuco, Jr. is also one of the new architects from the University.

College of Architecture Assistant Dean Chona Ponce said this year’s examinees comprises of fresh graduates as well as former students who just took the exam this year.

As of press time, the college has not completed the total number of examinees not even the percentage of those who passed the licensure examination.

Ponce said the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) gave the University a run- down of new Thomasian architects. The college has just recorded 49 from the 75 out of 150 board passers.

The college is not satisfied with this year’s result neither the process of handing them down their list of board passers.

Last year’s passing rate is 43.18 percent having 57 out of 132 examinees who passed.

Ponce said the college would try to cope up with the not so progressive situation to maintain the UST’s rank among the top architecture schools in the country.

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The PRC announced that 446 out of 1,130 passed the examination. J.R. T. Cabangcalan, Lady Camille L. de Guia, M. E. V. Gonda, and C. D. Smith


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