A total of 2,888 out of 6,929 examinees passed the 2009 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced yesterday. Romelyn Manset Carpio of De La Salle University-Lipa and Ivan Rhett Villacampa Macabeo of Bicol University-Legazpi topped this year’s CPA exam with a grade of 91.71 percent.
In second spot are Laila Topacio Amon of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, Reginald Lajara Laco of DLSU-Lipa and Ariel Cangrehilla Nacion of Mindanao State University-General Santos City who all got a grade of 91.57 percent.
Tied for third were Belvin Lopez Armenion of University of Cebu in Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue; Joseph Albert Josol Bulao of Ateneo de Davao University and Ma. Theresa Solano Pamintuan of University of the Philippines-Diliman with 91.29 percent.
In fourth place are Jamie Ann de la Cruz Datol of University of the East-Caloocan and Francis Angel Lim Reyes of University of Santo Tomas who got a grade of 91 percent.
Ryan Dulamal Nandwani of University of Saint La Salle and Reyland Jethro Pen Torres of Notre Dame of Marbel University both got a grade of 90.86 percent for fifth place, followed by Hexilon Salenga Manabat of Holy Angel University and Kevin Bacungan Manansala of Mindanao State University-Marawi City with 90.71 percent.
In seventh spot are Kaiser Yohann Pranada Ballecer of Bicol University-Legazpi and Cris Leo Molina Villanueva of UST who got a grade of 90.57 percent, followed by Miken Fortunato Padilla, Alissa Star Emperado Reyes and Gibson Tengco Tan, all from UST with a grade of 90.43 percent.
Jerlyn Castillo de la Cruz of UST, Maricor Patricio Fernandez of University of San Carlos and Ronalyn Castro Laxamana of Holy Angel University tied for ninth at 90.29 percent. In 10th place are Roel Samson Boiser of Baliuag University and Paul Robert Vera Morata of Ateneo de Naga who got a grade of 90.14 percent
The oath taking ceremony will be held on Nov. 18 at the plenary hall of the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.