Seventy-seven graduates of the University of Makati passed the latest licensure examinations for Pharmacists and Radiologic Technologists held in August and July, respectively, where the city-run institution obtained passing rates that surpassed the national passing rate.
“My warmest congratulations to our latest board passers from the UMak College of Allied Health Studies. Your city salutes you for exemplifying the values of diligence and perseverance in learning in order to achieve your dreams,” said Mayor Abigail Binay.
The city chief executive also commended the COAHS led by its Dean, Dr. Maria Fay Nenette Cariaga, for the remarkable outcome of the recent board exams.
Based on official results released by the Professional Regulation Commission, 26 out of 28 Pharmacy board examinees from UMak passed, posting a 92.86 percent passing rate which is higher than the national passing rate of 69.21 percent.
On the other hand, 51 out of 65 UMak Radiologic Technology (Radtech) graduates who took the board exam last July passed, which translates to a 78.46 passing rate—higher than the 47.23 percent national passing rate.
Professor Justine Marie Ocampo of the UMak Center of Pharmacy said the 26 new board passers include Ariel Abancia, John Alindayu, Denice Alto, Devine Joy Baillo, Karen Baylin, Lea May Bea, Camille Bernabe, Jerico Bernal, Abegail Bulos, Princess Calpito, Ma. Vendela Carrasco, Lee-ra Anne Gregorio, Jamie Mae Intia, Faustine Aleisah Lucero, Rose Ann Maaño, Shalom Ian Rose Mojares, Rudy Leo Quiniquinto, Angel Grace Reyes, Geramae Sagario, Roselle Saludaga, Claire Soronio, Mark Vryane Sulit, Angela Mae Tehano, Via Toreja, Ruel Tumaca, and Maruja Usi.
Meanwhile, UMak Center of Imaging Health Sciences (RadTech) director professor Myna Marie Nero has provided a list of its 51 board passers, which include Jill Brigitte Alastre, Irene Kaye Ardona, Trixcy Balderama, Ma. Jestissa Bassig, Ron Samuel Cabigao, Ruffy Rose Ann Cacho, Justice Mark Casilao, Patricia Shane Chavez, Arben Dela Cruz, and Laura Del Mundo;
Rhobela Gasataya, Celline Gatdula, Remalyn Glore, John Paolo Jumarang, Alexandrea Legarteja, Maureene Mabanag, Leo John Malicdem, Carlo Malihan, Celwin Anne Mariano, Alison Piquero, John Robert Raz, Angelica Rivera, Mylene Rivera, Joyce Anne Roa, Eloiza Sagales, Allan Joy Salva, Mora Amor Samindih, Rhealyn Sampelo, Cherry Mae Verastigue, and Celfa Mae Adan;
Khimverlie Anos, Harriet Anu-ay, Angie Baroman, Jyessa Mae Cruz, Mae-Ann Dalisay, Shermaine Gacusan, Ma Alexandra Lerma, Mayvellene Lopez, Elica Mundo, and Orlando Orbigo, Jr., Fritz Partuza, Sean Ivan Pastrana, Jericha Rivera, Nikkah Robedillo, Prumil Sabuero, Mariel Tansiongco, Joachim Mari Tolentino, Jessi Lord Narag, Robenette Ann Malitao, Angelica Martirez, and Honey Mae Tan.
Last June, UMak-COAHS Center of Nursing (CON) obtained a 75 percent passing rate in the nursing board exam, remarkably higher than the 43.82 percent national passing rate, after 21 out of its 28 board examinees passed.
At present, UMak COAHS offers bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Pharmacy with Pharmaceutical Marketing, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. It also offers master’s degrees in Nursing, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and doctorate in Pharmacy.