12 July 2012, 5:30 p.m. – THOMASIANS dominated this year’s Pharmacy licensure examination, taking six spots in the Top 10 including first place, data from the Philippine Regulation Commission showed.

The University was named second top-performing school, with a passing rate of 88.92 percent or 281 passers out of 316 takers. This was higher than last year’s 84.80 percent.

This year’s board passers include 269 out of 293 first-time takers (91.81 percent) and 12 out of 23 repeaters (52.17 percent).

Thomasian Heidi Rose Tanjueco, who had a score of 91.63 percent, topped the exam. She was followed by Rafael Paulo Salimo (91.42 percent), Vien Christian Lansangan (91.05 percent), Priya Ballagan (90.05 percent), Ludy Mae Ang (89.90 percent) and Ma. Fatima Julienne Tabbada (89.88 percent), who landed on the second, fourth, sixth, eighth, and ninth places, respectively.

Last year, the University got four places in the Top 10, and had 284 passers out of 325 (87.38 percent) first-timers and six out of 11 (35.29 percent) repeaters.

Saint Louis University and Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela were also named top-performing schools.

Former Varsitarian Features writer Margaret Rose Maranan was among those who passed the recent examination. Bernadette D. Nicolas


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