/ 5 December 2021

A GRADUATE of University of the Philippines Manila topped the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given last November by the Professional Regulation Commission.

Nicola Christine Aquino Rivera led the successful examinees with a rating of 93.90 percent.

Another UP Manila student Kristine See Ang came in second with 93.10 percent, followed by Jaylord Baccay Balisi of Saint Paul Tuguegarao with 92.30 percent.

Hugh Jasper Chy Tan of De La Salle Medical and Health Science Institute placed fourth with 91.9 and Patricia Manalese Reyes of UP ranked fifth with 91.95.

They were followed by Kenneth Honrubia Betita of Our Lady of Fatima University-QC (91.70), Francis Anthony Mino Homillano of UPM (91.25), and Roxanne Duhaylongosod Morata of Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (91.20).

Completing the top 10 list are Timothy Jay Simuangco Antonio from UPM (91.15) and Jomel Yuoi Malana Jamito of SPU-Tuguegarao (90.95).

The PRC said 1,207 out of 2,371 passed the examination held in Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales,Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

Meanwhile, the top performing schools with three or more examinees with at least 80 passing percentage are UPM (98.8), Adamson University (92.11), Saint Louis University (85), SPU-Tuguegarao (84.13), and Mariano Marcos State University-Batac (81.25).