THE UNIVERSITY slid in the October licensure examinations for certified public accountants (CPA), with only two Thomasians making it to the top 10 list.

UST recorded an 89.65-percent passing rate, equivalent to 329 passers out of 367 examinees. This was slightly lower than last year’s 93.09 percent.

Leading the new batch of Thomasian CPAs is second-ranked Loraine Santos, who got a score of 92.86 percent. Jayrod Natnat, meanwhile, shared the 10th spot with Laurence Paulo Tiquia of Baliuag University, having identical scores of 91.14 percent. Five Thomasians entered the top 10 last year.

Despite having the most number of successful examinees, the University slipped to fourth place from third on the list of top-performing schools. It trailed behind University of the Philippines-Diliman, which recorded a 98.81-percent passing rate; De La Salle University-Manila (92.86 percent); and the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (90 percent).

This year’s national passing rate also declined to 40.84 percent, equivalent to 4,246 passers out of 10,396 examinees. Last year’s passing rate was 47.78 percent passing rate, equivalent to 4,772 passers out of 9,987 examinees. John Joseph G. Basijan


  1. In my opinion 89.65 is still exceptional. AMV is one of the consistent performers in UST (along with the FMS) in board exams. It is the faculty of engineering, CFAD (interior design) and architecture that badly need improvement.

  2. Still proud sa AMVians who took the board exam last month. Kapag tinatanong yung mga CPA-na, mas mahirap daw talaga yung training sa AMV kesa sa board. Besides, we are the only school na nakapag-produce ng 300+ CPA’s nitong October (compared sa other schools na less than 100, since less than 100 din nagtake sa kanila -do the math). Kung kayo kaya magtake? =)) Just saying, since mahirap talaga sa AMV. Matira matibay talaga. Hindi lang puso, pero pati utak. 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WHO PASSED. Sunod kami 😉

  3. Sure, DLSU did have a higher percentage last October 2013. However, imagine the dynamics of teaching and making 329 takers (UST) pass versus the 52 of DLSU. With all due respect to DLSU’s spectacular performance last October 2013 despite October not being their primary “season”, UST is still a CPA making machine if you ask me. It’s not laughing matter for AMV management to ensure the quality of education and gauge the preparedness of more than 300 takers. To say that UST’s performance “declined” by simply looking at the results 1 year ago seems to be uncharitable and unfair to AMV in my opinion. We need to look at consistency and the historical trend of UST’s performance, national averages and relative performance of other schools before saying that it declined. Maybe even if it did decline, it may not have been significant and material. Even difficulty of exams vary from season to season and sometimes, the teaching method of other schools will be a better “fit” for the current exams. So if you’re currently enrolled in AMV and happen to be reading this comment, your decision to choose UST as your Accountancy school is something you will not regret. Just work hard and remember that the sweetest victories are won by blood, sweat and tears. Viva Santo Tomas!


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