UPM grads top Pharmacy licensure exam, College gets 100% passing rate

By Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo

Five UP Manila (UPM) College of Pharmacy (UPCP) graduates were among the top ten passers of the April 2022 Pharmacist Licensure Examination, garnering the first, second, third, eighth, and ninth places.

The College also registered a 100 percent passing rate with 46 successful examinees. It was the top-performing school.

Adriel Luigi Coseip (BS Industrial Pharmacy, 2021, cum laude) earned the number one spot with 91.63%.

Anjila Bianca Aala (BS Industrial Pharmacy, 2020, cum laude) was in second place with 91.40%.

Elizabeth Anne Dela Cruz (BS Pharmacy, 2020) occupied number three with 90.45%.

Theresse Aireen Evangelista (BS Pharmacy, 2020, cum laude) was in eighth place with 89.75%.

Finally, Ma. Lourdes Pecunda (BS Industrial Pharmacy, 2019) finished ninth with 89.57%. UPM was also the top-performing school in the June and November 2021 exams, with 100% and 98.18% passing rates. Five UPCP graduates were also on the lists of top ten finishers in both 2021 exams.

In June 2021, they were at numbers two, three, five, seven, and nine. In November 2021, they finished in first, second, fifth, seventh, and ninth places. The conduct of the 2020 Pharmacist Licensure Examinations, among others, was postponed by the Professional Regulation Commission due to the COVID-19 pandemic.