Thomasian is No. 1 in October 2018 CPA board exams 

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UST-AMV College of Accountancy Batch 2018 valedictorian Lahaira Reyes topped the October licensure exams for certified public accountants.

THE VALEDICTORIAN of the UST-AMV College of Accountancy Batch 2018 topped the October licensure exams for certified public accountants (CPA). Four other Thomasians made it to the top 10.

Thomasian Lahaira Amy Reyes led the new batch of Filipino accountants with a score of 91.83 percent.

Marc Angelo Sanchez placed fourth with a score of 90.33 percent.

Thomasians Charissa Mae Espinola and Kathleen Mae Puno shared the fifth spot, after scoring 90.17 percent.

James Andrew Licaros notched the 10th spot, with a score of 89.33 percent.

This was the second year in a row for a Thomasian to top the October CPA licensure exams. Alfonso Solomon Magno topped the board exams last year.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman remained the top-performing school in the CPA licensure exams, obtaining a 94.52-percent passing rate.

The national passing rate fell to 25.18 percent or 3,616 out of 14,358 examinees, from last year’s 30.45 percent or 4,511 out of 14,816 examinees.

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