Oct. 20 2016, 12:05 p.m. – FIVE THOMASIANS landed in the list of top ten passers in the October 2016 board examinations for certified public accountants, as UST was named second top-performing school.

UST recorded a 90.72-percent passing rate with 352 making the cut out of 388 examinees. This is lower than last year’s 95.29-percent passing rate or 364 passers out of 382 examinees.

Thomasians Patricia Mae Muñoz and Ariel Joseph Nipas both placed third with a 93.33-percent average.

Mikie Menelli So (93 percent), John Henry Pantoja (92.67 percent) and Marlon Chris Malicsi  (91.83 percent) landed on the fourth, sixth and tenth spots, respectively.

Clinching the first spot was Vhinson Jay Garcia from Wesleyan University-Philippines in Cabanatuan with a 94.33-percent average.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman is still the top-performing school with a 100-percent passing rate with all 69 takers making the cut.

This year’s national passing rate went down to 36.48 with 5,249 passers out of 14,390 takers, from last year’s 41.06 percent with 5,468 passers out of 13,317 takers.


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