ILOILO City – A Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy graduate of the University of San Agustin ranked No. 4 in the recent licensure examination for pharmacists.
Pauline Rose Navales Flor, 21, posted a rating of 91.60 percent.
The resident of Barangay Calumpang, Molo district here said she was “very shocked at the news.” She did not expect to break into the Top 10.
The results were released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on March 12. A total of 2,100 passed out of 3,234 examinees.
“I am overwhelmed and very grateful. God gave me more than what I hoped to achieve,” Flor told Panay News.
PRC administered the exam in the cities of Iloilo, Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga early this month.
Flor said she studied and prayed.
“Whenever I felt tired and saturated, I talked to God,” she said.
Flor also thanked her parents Rosalie and Leopoldo for working hard to send her and her sibling to school.
Flor completed her elementary and secondary education at Ateneo de Iloilo. She was a consistent honor student.
“My advice to students is to study hard. It does not matter when you’ll cross the finish line as long as you work your way through it. Be kind to yourself. Pray hard because God is always listening,” said Flor.
Meanwhile, the University of San Agustin posted an overall performance rating of 91.11 percent in the licensure exam. Of its 135 Pharmacy graduates who took the exam, 123 passed.
Here’s the Top 10 examinees:
- Julienne Nicole Chua Dela Cruz of the University of the Philippines (UP)-Manila (92.70 percent)
- Khlarica Rygine Aquino Furigay of Trinity University of Asia (TRINITY-QC) (92 percent)
- Jonas Angeles Aquino of UP-Manila (91.80 percent)
- Pauline Rose Navales Flor of the University of San Agustin (91.60 percent)
- Patricia May Geronimo of Arellano of UP-Manila and Sarah May Laguador Obmaña of UP-Manila (91.50%)
- Alison Mary Albesa Docena of UP-Manila (91.40 percent)
- Lance Gerik So Chan of UP-Manila (91.32 percent)
- Alexandra Kay Tengco Co of the University of Santo Tomas (91.20 percent)
- Karl Ian Hernandez Maliwat of UP-Manila (91.17 percent)
- Abraham Juan Resuello of Lyceum Northwestern University- Dagupan City (91.10 percent).
From March 18 to March 22 registration for the issuance of the Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done online, according to PRC.
The new pharmacists are advised to visit www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration./PN