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31,275 Pass Nursing Exam


A total of 31,275 nursing examinees passed this year’s licensure examination administered by the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to 64,909 board exam takers, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said yesterday.

The complete list of those who passed the licensure examination appears in Section G of this issue.

PRC Chairwoman Leonor Rosero said the nursing board exam passers constituted 48 percent of the examinees who took the tests on June 10-11 in various testing sites nationwide. The examinations were given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga last June.

On the board are Carmencita M. Abaquin, chairwoman, and Leonila A. Faire, Betty F. Merritt, Perla G. Po, Marco Antonio C. Sto.Tomas, Yolanda C. Arugay, and Amelia B. Rosales, members.

"Now the results of this year’s nursing licensure exam are finally out. This brings a closure to the leakage scandal of the June, 2006, nursing board exams," Rosero said.

"The results of examination with respect to two examinees were withheld in 2006 pending final determination of their liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure," she said.

Marco Sto. Tomas, member of the PRC Board of Nursing, said 248 or 73.8 percent out of 336 "retakers" as initiated by the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) also passed the board exam.

"Retakers can check the results of Tests 3 and 5 (medical-surgical and psychiatric nursing) as required by the United States’ Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) on the website of the Labor Department," he said.

The successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places are Darlyn Lubang Chutuape of Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela, with a rating of 88 percent; Romeo Carandang Pangilinan of De Ocampo Memorial Colleges, 87.80 percent; Pierre Creed Garin Florendo, Mountain View College, 87.20; Mona Lisa Uy Pua, Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing & Liberal Arts, 87.20; Jayson Libao Co, University of Santo Tomas (UST), 87; Jemie Serrano Koon, UST, 87; Ivy Joy Tugas Casis, De Los Santos College (De Los Santos School of Nursing), 86.80; Jundell Andrade Castardo, University of Cebu, 86.80; Michelle Ancho Corpus, Saint Dominic Savio College, 86.80;

Mel Antonette Mendoza Lucero, Bataan Polytechnic State College-Balanga, 86.80; Mark Rodelio Macaraeg Marcos, UST, 86.80; Ma. Priscille Tubianosa Ogena, Bicol University — Tabaco, 86.80; Shalymar Santiago Zabala, University of Luzon (formerly Luzon College), 86.80; Nicole Jan Arrojado Cabrera, UST, 86.60; Cecilia Arceo Dacanay, Baguio Central University, 86.60; Julie Anne Paule Pineda, Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela, 86.60; Aynne Tumolva Taguba, Southeast Asian College (UDMC), 86.60; Yasmin Michelle De Ramos Umali, UST, 86.60;

Imelda Teresita Pasia Celestino, Philippine College of Health & Sciences, 86.40; Patriuss Dionisio Cruz, Far Eastern University -Manila, 86.40; Hilarious Evangelista De Jesus, UST, 86.40; Leah Tupino Quijance, Saint Dominic Savio College, 86.40; Claudine Marie Llave Reniedo, UST, 86.40; Danielle Ritz Escopete Shala, UST, 86.40; Haidee Alejandro Wasan, UST, 86.40; Ma. Azucena Lacson Abella, West Negros College, 86.20; Raymund John Yelo Ang, University of Saint La Salle, 86.20; and Hanni Mae Sibucao Daduyo, UST, 86.20; Bren Lester Villafuerte Isip, UST, 86.20; Onelia Ruby Cataluña Jose, Dr. Yanga’s Francisco Balagtas College, 86.20;

April Candy Uy Yap Kong, Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College), 86.20; Jaimie Rizza Santos Mislang, UST, 86.20; Happy Lynn To Ong, Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing & Liberal Arts, 86.20; Santonin Duarte Yu, University of Cebu in Lapu-Lapu & Mandaue, 86.20; Mae Aileen Valdez Agustin, UST, 86; Arian Joy Oliva Andong, Centro Escolar University — Manila, 86; Tracy Joanna Anarcon Biazon, Manila Doctors College, 86; Forencia Campos Campos, Arriesgado College Foundation Inc., 86; Michael Louise Alpuerto Cervantes, Cebu City Medical Center (Cebu City General Hospital), 86;

Divina Zuerte Pasetes Diomampo, Pines City College (PCEC), 86; Mark David de Guzman Francisco, Our Lady of Fatima University — Valenzuela, 86; Ma. Asuncion Quito Hipolito, Perpetual Help College of Manila, 86; Jennielyn Ong Nuez, Velez College, 86; Anne Christine Aglipay Rebadulla, Dr. Yanga’s Francisco Balagtas College, 86; Froila Bagting Reyes, Manuel S. Enverga Univiversity Foundation-Lucena City, 86; Carielle Joy Vingno Rio, Central Philippine University, 86; Vanessa Lucas Santos, Far Eastern University-Manila, 86; Brian Martin Chua Tan, Velez College, 86; Maria Regina Merza Tiru, UST, 86; Jewey Ann Regner Torrefranca, Southwestern University,86;

Maria Christabelle Mendoza Vinarao., Manila Central University-Caloocan City, 86; Maureen Manalang Zabala, Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela, 86; Kino Xandro Gonzales Anuddin, Ateneo de Zamboanga, 85.80; Franco Asuncion Baiñgan, Arellano University-Manila, 85.80; Marie Joy Gundran Bordeos, Manila Doctors’ College, 85.80; Gilbert Calzada Endriga, Velez College, 85.80; Roanne Manzon Mendoza, Far Eastern University-Manila, 85.80; Cyrus Man Gonzaga Paalisbo, Southwestern University, 85.80; Mary Anne Real Reynes, Riverside College, 85.80; Crystal Gayle Guinto Sarmiento, Dee Hwa Liong College Foundation, 85.80; and Cheryl Roque Villanueva, Manila Doctors College, 85.80.

The schools that topped the nursing licensure exam with 100 and more examinees were Trinity University of Asia, 99 percent; Saint Louis University, 99 percent; Saint Paul University-Iloilo; 99 percent; and University of Sto. Tomas (UST), 98 percent.

Among schools with 30 to 99 examinees, the top schools are University of the Philippines-Manila, 100 percent; Philippine Christian University–Manila (PCU), 100 percent; and University of Cebu in Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue, 92 percent; and Universidad de Manila (UDM) with 90 percent.

PRC announced that nursing examinees who failed to pass the test may retake the exam in December but have to apply anew from Sept. 17 to Sept. 28 this year.

It scheduled the oath-taking ceremony of the successful nursing exam board passers as well as the previous ones who have not taken their professional oath will be held before the Board on Oct. 2 at the Araneta Colisuem in Cubao, Quezon City.


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