FULL RESULTS: August 2017 Nutritionist Dietitian board exam passers list



MANILA, Philippines - The August 2017 Nutritionist Dietitian board exam results, which include the full list of passers, top 10 (topnotchers), top performing schools and performance of schools are officially released online on Wednesday, August 23 or in two (2) working days after the exam.

FULL RESULTS: August 2017 Nutritionist Dietitian board exam

PRC administered the Nutritionist-Dietitian licensure exam on August 20 and 21 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga.

Nutritionist Dietitian board exam related results summary:
  • Top 10 Passers: August 2017 Nutritionist Dietitian board exam results
  • Performance of schools August 2017 Nutritionist Dietitian board exam

The members of the Board of Nutrition and Dietetics who gave the licensure examination are Virgith B. Buena, Chairman; Imelda A. Agdeppa and Rhoda Joy R. Buenviaje, Members.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
NUTRITIONIST-DIETITIAN LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on AUGUST 20&21, 2017
Released on AUGUST 23, 2017

Now updating for the list of passers...refresh page for the results.

REGISTRATION OF PASSERS AND OATHTAKING

According to PRC, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:
  • Notice of admission
  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • 2 pieces passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps

PRC advised that successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new successful examinees in the said examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

VERIFICATION OF RATINGS

Nutritionist Dietitian board exam verification of ratings (passers, non-passers and removal) can be done online.

Visit PRC's "Verification of Rating" service and enter the required information to verify your identity. Note that this will be available in few working days after the release of results.

COVERAGE OF EXAMINATION

The two-day exams covered nutritional biochemistry and clinical dietitics (35%) and community and public health (30%) on Day 1; and another 35% for foods and food service systems on the second day.

RATINGS IN THE EXAMINATIONS

PRC said that to pass the examinations, a candidate must obtain an average of 70%, with no rating below 50% in any subject: Provided, that an applicant who fails to obtain a passing average but who obtained at least seventy percent in each of at least one-half of the total subjects given in the examinations, may be permitted to take within one (1) year from the date of his examination, another examination, on the subjects in which he obtained a grade below seventy percent.

Should the examinee fail in the set of subjects repeated in the second examinations, he/she shall be required to take all the subjects in the next examinations, PRC said.

RELEASE OF EXAM RESULTS

The March 2017 Nutritionist Dietitian board exam results were released after two (2) working days. A total of 755 out of 1,047 passed the exams.

In August 2015 exam, PRC has released results in 2 working days after the tests. A total of 705 out of 1,089 passed with University of the Philippines (UP) - Los Banos grad topped the exam.

During the July 2014 licensure exam, results were released online also in 2 working days. PRC named 634 out of 997 who have passed the exam. UP-Diliman alum managed to get the highest place.

According to PRC Resolution No. 2016-1019, which deals with the 'Schedule of Licensure Examinations for Year 2017', the target release date of results for the recent Nutritionist-Dietitian board exam is on Wednesday, August 23 or in two (2) working days after the exam.

SUMMARY: Nutritionist Dietitian board exam results in the past four years.

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing Rate Days before results release
August 2017 TBA TBA TBA TBA
March 2017 1,047 755 72.11% 2
August 2015 1,089 705 64.74% 2
July 2014 997 634 63.59% 2
July 2013 940 605 64.36% 2

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the real-time updates on Nutritionist-Dietitian board exam results. Check out also the official website of PRC (prc.gov.ph) for more information.



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#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Wedneday, August 23, 2017



MANILA, Philippines - Due to continuous monsoon rains and thunderstorms, several local goverment units and schools are expected to announce class suspensions for today, August 23, 2017.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Wedneday, August 23, 2017

While 'Bagyong Isang' left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday afternoon, state weather bureau PAGASA said the weather system will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat. It may bring light up to heavy rains over Luzon and Western Visayas, particularly the provinces of Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, and Mindoro.

DEVELOPING STORY: The updated list of class suspensions for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 due to Habagat will be available on this page once announced (refresh page for the updates):

METRO MANILA (updating for the list)

PROVINCIAL (updating for the list)

SCHOOLS (updating for the list)

Based on automatic class suspension guideline, LGUs have the authority to declare local suspensions in areas where there is no storm signal.

Good weather in Metro Manila and Luzon can be expected on Thursday, PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez said.

There are also no new weather disturbances expected in the next couple of days, but Perez added there might be a new tropical cyclone before the month ends.

Keep locked on this page for the updates. Stay safe and dry, everyone!



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Call center agent with CKD warns about unhealthy lifestyle in BPO industry



If you are among the 1.3 million-strong business process outsourcing (BPO) workforce in the Philippines, you should pay more attention to your health as you are more prone to certain diseases such as chronic kidney disease (CKD).

That’s according to a Facebook post by a call center agent recently diagnosed with CKD. Such condition is characterized by gradual loss of kidney function over time that may lead to permanent kidney failure.

In the viral post shared on the Facebook page Buhay Call Center Agent, the female call center agent revealed that she has decided to leave the BPO industry after 8 years for health reasons. She revealed how the unhealthy lifestyle of most BPO employees can compromise their health.

Call center agent with CKD warns about unhealthy lifestyle in BPO industry
PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/Buhay Call Center Agent
The unnamed call center agent said BPO employees should refrain from consuming beverages commonly drank by agents such as coffee, soft drinks, energy drinks, alcohol as well as supplements. She also advised agents to urinate if they need to and for team leaders, managers and work force to allow their agents to take a bio break.

Moreover, the call center agent encouraged other agents to see a doctor rather than self-medicate.

According to her doctor, BPO employees are more prone to this disease because of their unhealthy lifestyle.

“Yup, i was diagnosed with Ckd. Sabi ng mga doctor ko, isa sa mga prone sa ganito ay mga call center agents.... Dahil sa lifesytle naten.... Sa iniinom na mga gamot , sa pagwawalang bahala sa masakit sa atin before na hindi nalunasan (puro pain killers lang ),” she revealed.

Towards the end of her post, she advised BPO employees not to take their health for granted.

“Pero beshie, iba pala talaga pag nandun ka na sa situation.... Last Wed lang ako nadiagnosed. Akala ko simpleng ubo at sakit sa likod lang eh....
Ayun lang.... Basta mga peepz ingatan ang health lalo na ito talaga puhunan natin,” she wrote in her post.

The country’s BPO industry is now the world’s leading destination for voice services and has generated $25 billion revenues in 2016.


-- Mini, The Summit Express



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Philippines claims 6 golds in 2017 SEA Games



The Philippines will take home 6 golds from the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as of 4:30 pm on Tuesday, August 22.

Philippines claims 6 golds in 2017 SEA Games

Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal delivered the first gold for the country on the morning of the SEA Games' official opening day, Saturday, August 19. Tabal, who trained in Tuscany, Italy, clocked 2:48:26 beating Hoang Thi Thanh of Vietnam by 7 minutes and Natthaya Thanaronnawat of Thailand by 10 minutes.


In her interview with Rappler, Tabal said in Tagalog: "At the last loop, I hardly could move my legs because of the excitement but I controlled it because I did not want to disappoint our country. I was thinking I want to give what the Filipinos are expecting me to give.”

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SEA Games 2017: Medal Tally, Schedule, Livestream, Results

Triathletes Nikko Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang bagged two golds for the country on Monday, August 21 in the swim-bike-run-event. Bagging the gold for the second straight time in the SEA Games, Huelgas won with an official time of 1:59:21. On the other hand, Mangrobang clocked in 2:11:14 beating 2015 gold medalist Claire Adorna with a time of 2:18:58.


When asked about her winning strategy, the 25-year-old Mangrobang revealed: “Gumawa kami ng strategy para ma-assure namin ang first and second, tapos sa run, bahala na.”


On Tuesday, August 22, the Philippine Gymnastics team added two golds to the country’s haul. Reyland Capellan, 2015 SEA Games gold medalist, successfully retained his title and bagged the Philippines’ fourth gold in men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise. He garnered 13.950 points beating Zul Bahrin Sin Mat of Malaysia with 13.750 points and Tikumporn Surintornta of Thailand with 13.600 points.

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With a score of 9.66, Agatha Wong won a gold medal in the women's taijiquan in wushu. She claimed silver in women's taijijian (straight two-edged sword) with a score of 9.65 on Monday, August 21.


According to Philippine SEA Games chef de mission Cynthia Carrion-Norton, the Philippine team earlier promised to take home 63 gold medals. In 2015, the Philippine delegation took home 29 gold medals.

-- Mini, The Summit Express



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#WalangPasok: Updated List of Class suspensions for today, August 22, 2017



MANILA, Philippines - Several areas in Metro Manila and Luzon have announced class suspensions for today, August 22, 2017 (Tuesday) due to heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon (Habagat), enhanced by Tropical Storm Isang.

Updated List of Class suspensions for today, August 22, 2017

According to PAGASA in its 5:00 a.m. bulletin, "Bagyong Isang" will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring light up to heavy rains over Visayas and the rest of Luzon particularly over the western section and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

As "Bagyong Isang" has passed Batanes area, tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) #2 was raised over Batanes Group of Islands while Signal No. 1 over Northern Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

Resident of mentioned areas as well as of those with TCWS are alerted against possible landslides and flashfloods.

(As of 7:30 a.m.) Here's the updated list of class suspensions for Tuesday August 22, 2017 due to Tropical Storm Isang #IsangPH (refresh page for the updates):

METRO MANILA

PROVINCIAL
  • Bataan – all levels (public and private)
  • Hagonoy, Bulacan – all levels (public and private)
  • Malolos, Bulacan – all levels (public and private)
  • Marilao, Bulacan – all levels (public and private)
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan – all levels (public and private)
  • Obando, Bulacan – all levels (public and private)
  • Cavite – all levels (public and private)
  • Calamba, Laguna – all levels (public and private)
  • San Pedro, Laguna – all levels (public and private)
  • Angono, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Antipolo, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Baras, Rizal – preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Binangonan, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Cainta, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Cardona, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Jalajala, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Morong, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Rodriguez, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • San Mateo, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Tanay, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Taytay, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Teresa, Rizal – all levels (public and private)
  • Olongapo City – all levels (public and private)
  • Subic, Zambales – all levels (public and private)

SCHOOLS

Meanwhile, here's the automatic suspension guidelines from the Department of Education (DepEd):

DepEd class suspension guideline

Based on automatic class suspension guideline, LGUs have the authority to declare local suspensions in areas where there is no storm signal.

Stay safe and dry everyone!



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LIVESTREAM: Gilas Pilipinas vs Myanmar SEA Games 2017



MANILA, Philippines - Gilas Pilipinas' journey to win its 12th straight gold medal at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2017 continue as the national team faces Myanmar in the men's basketball preliminary round on Tuesday night, August 22 at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

LIVESTREAM: Gilas Pilipinas vs Myanmar SEA Games 2017

Filipinos are confident that Gilas Pilipinas will overpower Team Myanmar, who suffered loss against host country Malaysia, 95-42, in the basketball opener.

Gilas has survived its first big test in the SEA Games with a win against Thailand on Sunday. The Thais, bolstered by ABL superstar Tyler Lamb, looked tougher and sharper in paper at least with an ultimate goal to dethrone SEA powerhouse, Philippines.

Gilas Pilipinas campaign is powered by the best of the cadet crew as top PBA stars have been assigned in the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon.

The team will be led by Kobe Paras plus SEA Games veterans Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks.

Among the PBA players who have joined the squad were Troy Rosario, Baser Amer, Mike Tolomia, Kevin Ferrer, Von Pessumal, Raymar Jose, Almond Vosotros and Christian Standhardinger.

2017 SEA Games Schedule and Results

Philippines vs. Thailand: August 20, 9:30 p.m. | Philippines won 81-74
Philippines vs. Myanmar: August 22, 6:00 p.m. |
Philippines vs. Malaysia: August 23, 6:00 p.m.

Channel for Live Broadcast in the Philippines: TV5, AksyonTV

Watch Gilas Pilipinas vs. Myanmar on livestream courtesy of (http://sports.tv5.com.ph/live/sea-games-2017-live-stream). Game tip-off at 6:00 p.m.


Get live updates through Sports 5's coverage of 2017 SEA Games:


Laban Pilipinas! #PUSO



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WATCH: BFF’s faces botched due to petroleum injectable fillers



MANILA, Philippines - Instead of enhancing their looks, three friends from Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte ended up having botched faces after getting dirt cheap “fillers” injected on their faces.

Just like many transwomen, Alvina Bernardes, Maui Cababao, and Nina Lavadia dreamed of having a face that could launch a thousand ships. However, they didn’t have enough money to afford expensive treatments by licensed doctors which cost around P20,000 to P50,000.

BFF’s faces botched due to petroleum injectable fillers
PHOTO CREDIT: YouTube/ GMA Public Affairs
In 2009, a certain Janet offered to give Alvina cheek enhancement for only P500. Since the price was only a portion of the usual price, Alvina decided to avail of her services.

“Inanyayahan kami na “gusto niyo ba magpaganda na mura lang?” Na-curious ako sa sarili ko. P500 daw ang babayaran,” Alvina told Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho.

However, instead of using the usual fillers used by doctors, Janet apparently used melted petroleum jelly. She injected it on Alvina’s cheeks, nose and chin. For the first few months, Alvina was satisfied with the result of her treatment.

After seeing how the treatment enhanced their friend’s looks, Maui and Nina also availed of Janet’s services. However, the real effect of the cheap injectable filler started showing its effects after six months.

“Mabigat tas parang ang init kasi petroleum jelly” Pag ganun nang pisngi, bagong ligo ka, ang init. Parang nag-react yung petroleum so makikita mo talaga nag-pula siya,” Maui recounted.

Not only were they negatively affected by the cheap treatment, even their families suffered the consequences of their wrong decision.

Nina’s mom Teresita, who wasn’t aware that her son is gay, had difficulty accepting what happened to Nina’s face. But instead of driving away her daughter, she decided to support her by giving her their family’s savings intended for the renovation of their house.

“Kasi mahal yung opera umabot ata P100,000 ata yun. Para sa bahay namen na naipon wala. Para lang makita na maayos sana ang mukha niya,” Teresita said.

Meanwhile, despite the painful comments they get from people, Alvina remains positive and continues joining beauty pageants.

“Positive lang ako sa lahat. Kahit ganito meron naman kasing mga taong nakakaintindi din saken. Sabi nga nila proud sila saken kasi nakakaya ko humarap sa kanila. Nakakaya ko pa din sumali,” Alvina said.

Dr. Henry Claraval, a facial plastic surgeon, warned against treatments using petroleum jelly as fillers. He advised patients to have their faces enhanced by licensed doctors in clinics.

“Pag ka makita niyo sa kanyang lalagyan nakalagay for external use only at hindi ito dapat iniinject sa mukha ng isang tao dahil lubha itong delikado. Hindi ito tinatanggap ng ating katawan at kadalasan ang katawan naten ay kino-consider ito na isang foreign body,” Dr. Claraval explained.

Fortunately, good samaritans reached out to help raise funds for the corrective surgeries of the transwomen. With support from netizens, Alvina, Maui and Nina were brought to Manila and underwent surgery at RZQ The Aesthetic Surgery Clinic.

Currently, the three are still recovering from their surgeries. It would take months before the results of their operations can be seen.


-- Mini, The Summit Express



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Is Kian really innocent?



MANILA, Philippines - The brutal killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos has prompted the Senate majority to probe the recent spate of killings in anti-illegal drugs operations carried out by the Philippine National Police (PNP). Kian, a Grade 11 student, is believed to be totally innocent and have been planted P16,000 worth of drugs by the police.

Is Kian really innocent?

But is Kian really innocent as claimed by his family and friends? Did he really have nothing to do with the illegal drug trade? Was he just another collateral damage in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs?

PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa claims they have enough evidence to prove that Kian wasn’t really innocent. In a statement he made on Sunday, August 20, Dela Rosa said Kian served as drug courier for his father and several uncles, based on the information from the chief of the Caloocan City police.

A drug suspect-turned police witness Renato Loberas also claimed that he personally transacted with Kian.

In his interview with GMA News, Loberas said: “Abutan lang po. 'Pag na-contact ko na po sa cellphone 'yung Neneng, si Kian na po ang mag-aabang sa akin sa kanto.”

"Salubong lang po, daan lang po, kaliwaan lang po, diretso na. Alam ko pong menor de edad po, sa itsura po niya, sir... 'tsaka tipong ganoon lang po kami, daan lang, wala nang usap-usap," he added.

Meanwhile, Caloocan City prosecutor Darwin Cañete does not think Kian is totally innocent.

“I am not saying they did not kill the kid. The (police) should be held accountable if ever it’s a proven EJK (extrajudicial killing). But making the kid super innocent? I am not buying it,” Cañete told Inquirer.

“EJKs are wrong, and if proven, the (police) should be punished. But use facts, not emotions,” Cañete added.

Read Cañete’s view on the controversial killing of Kian.


-- Mini, The Summit Express



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