September 17, 2015, 12:16a.m. THREE Thomasians
landed in the top 10 of the recent licensure exams for medical technologists,
in which UST recorded a higher passing rate.

UST improved its passing rate to 95.36 percent, with 329
Thomasian examinees making the cut out of 345, results from the Professional
Regulation Commission showed.

The University scored a 93.30-percent passing rate last
year, with 209 passing the test out of 224 examinees.

Thomasian Marelle Yamzon bagged third place with a score of
90.10 percent. Another UST graduate, Eunice Licudine, scored 89.50 percent,
sharing the eighth spot with Jessica Jane Rivera of San Lorenzo Ruiz College of
Ormoc and Jan Mark Lester Roxas of Far Eastern University.

UST’s Cian Michael Rayco placed ninth with 89.40 percent,
along with Marc Frederick Soco of Velez College, Nasudi Pastores of Cagayan
State University-Andrews Campus, and Grace Joy Apale and Monique Mondragon of
San Pedro College of Davao City.

Saint Louis University, Cagayan State University-Andrews
Campus and Cebu Doctors’ University were declared the top-performing schools.
All three schools recorded a passing rate of 100 percent.

UST did not make it to the list of top schools this year.
Last year, the University ranked 10th overall in the medical technology exams.

El Marie Tuazon Salunga of Angeles University Foundation,
Jonan Michael Soriano of Far Eastern University, and Brylle Domerson Turalba of
Saint Louis University led this year’s batch of medical technologists, all
scoring 90.70 percent.

The national passing rate stood at 83.64 percent, with 4,048
examinees making the cut out of 4,840. This was higher than last year’s passing
rate of 82.60 percent, in which 2,986 examinees passed out of 3,615. Dayanara
T. Cudal


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