A THOMASIAN emerged as the topnotcher for the third straight year in the October 2019 certified public accountant (CPA) licensure exam, while five others landed in the top 10.

Justine Louie Santiago led the newest batch of Filipino accountants, posting a 90.33-percent score.

The University’s passing rate however declined to 57.32 percent, or 227 out of 396 examinees, from last year’s 76.82 percent, or 285 out of 371 takers.

Marc Angelo Santos placed fifth with an 89.17-percent score.

UST-AMV College of Accountancy Batch 2019 valedictorian Bill Julius Ocampo (89 percent) and Alyssa Nicole Rosario (87.50 percent) landed sixth and ninth, respectively.

Lovel Dulay and Jhudge Salaya shared the 10th spot alongside two others, after recording identical scores of 87.33 percent.

University of the Philippines Diliman was the lone top-performing school anew, posting an 84.21-percent passing rate, or 64 out of 76 takers making the cut.

The national passing rate plunged to 14.32 percent, or 2,075 out of 14,492 examinees making the cut, from last year’s 25.18 percent or 3,616 out of 14,358 examinees.


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