Graduates of the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas topped the June pharmacist licensure examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) reported yesterday.
Garnering 89.75 percent rating, Johannes Gubat of UP and Cheryl Lynn Tan of UST shared the number one spot and led 780 other pharmacy graduates who passed the licensure examination.
PRC said that out of the 1,322 who took the licensure examination in the cities of Manila, Baguio and Cebu, only 780 passed. Aside from Tan, six other UST graduates were among the topnotchers, namely Paola Mariz Angelie San Roque, 2nd place with 88.47 percent rating; Ma. Antonia Pantalla, 3rd, 88.42 percent; Madinah Corpuz, 5th, 88.17 percent; Claire Francis de Guzman, 6th, 88.13 percent; Charmaine Maika Ong, 8th, 88.05 percent; and Patricia Rose Abalos, 9th, 87.72 percent.
UP Manila graduate Ranielle Mendoza placed fourth with 88.40 percent rating.
Erwin Rodenas of Adamson University ranked 7th with 88.08 percent and Gay Lorainne Cordova, of the University of San Carlos, 10th with 87.67 percent rating.
Successful examinees were advised to personally register in the roster of registered professionals.
Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on July 9.
The oathtaking ceremony of the successful examinees, including those who passed previous tests but have not taken their oath, will be held before the Board of Pharmacy on July 29 at the Manila Hotel.