The University of the Philippines (UP) Manila emerged as the top-performing school in the November 2021 Pharmacist Licensure Exam, acquiring a passing rate of 98.18 percent, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Friday, Dec. 3.
UP Manila was followed by Adamson University with a 92.11 percent passing rate; Saint Louis University which garnered 85 percent; Saint Paul University – Tuguegarao at 84.31 percent; and Mariano Marcos State University – Batac with 81.25 percent.
Nicola Christine Aquino Rivera of UP Manila topped the licensure exam with a rating of 93.90 percent. Meanwhile, Kristine See Ang of UP Manila owned the second spot with a 93.10 rating.
Among the top ten successful examinees who garnered the highest ratings are:
3. Jaylord Baccay Balisi of Saint Paul University – Tuguegarao (92.30 percent)
4. Hugh Jasper Chy Tan of De La Salle Medical & Health Sciences Inst. (91.98 percent)
5. Patricia Manalese Reyes of UP Manila (91.95 percent)
6. Kenneth Honrubia Betita of Our Lady of Fatima – Quezon City (91.70 percent)
7. Francis Anthony Mino Homillano of UP Manila (91.25 percent)
8. Roxanne Duhaylongsod Morata of Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (91.20 percent)
9. Timothy Jay Simuangco Antonio of UP Manila (91.15 percent)
10. Jomel Yuoi Malana Jamito of Saint Paul University – Tuguegarao (90.95 percent)
PRC also announced that 1,207 out of 2,371 individuals successfully passed the exams.
It said the Pharmacist board exam was conducted on Nov. 25 to 26 at several testing centers located in Metro Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.
The results were released four working days after the last day of the exams. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)