A THOMASIAN ranked second in the February 2022 psychologist licensure exams, where UST was the third top-performing school.

Psychology alumna Debbie Marie Bais led the new batch of Thomasian psychologists with a score of 84.40 percent, placing second nationwide along with Daisylet Patdo of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Sta. Mesa.

Bais was joined by two other Thomasians in the top 10: Dianne Flores (No.5, 83.90) and Paula Glenda Cheng (No. 9, 83.50). Cheng shared the ninth spot with John Palma of De La Salle University Manila.

UST recorded an 85.71-percent passing rate, with 18 out of 21 Thomasians acing the exams.

Eva Marie Gacasan and Marc Clint Maceda of the University of San Carlos topped the licensure exam for psychologists, both scoring 84.45 percent.

Ateneo de Manila University was the top-performing school after recording a perfect passing rate, followed by Ateneo de Davao University with a 92.31-percent passing rate.

The national passing rate for the psychologist licensure exam rose to 74.59 percent (226 out of 303) from 71.93 percent (205 out of 285) in 2019.


Three other Thomasians landed in the top 10 in the separate licensure exam for psychometricians. UST recorded an 88.89-percent passing rate or 16 out of 18 examinees.

Marian Lirainee Franchette Capulong scored 82.80 percent and landed on the fourth spot. Miriam Kelly Adelantar and Liesyl Alvarez ranked sixth (82.40 percent) and eighth (82 percent), respectively.

Joshua James dela Cruz of Our Lady of Fatima University-Antipolo City and Irish Anne Hamada of Saint Louis University topped this year’s exam for psychometricians with a score of 83.60.

No school qualified as the top-performing school in the psychometrician board.

The national passing rate for the psychometrician licensure exam dipped to 43.24 percent (969 of 2,241) from 63.73 percent (6,800 of 10,670) in 2019. Joanne Christine P. Ramos


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