Kara David's scholar, who was a Yolanda survivor now a CPA



MANILA, Philippines – A Yolanda survivor who became one of the scholars of Kara David's foundation is now a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Kara David's scholar, who was a Yolanda survivor now a CPA

Kara David's scholar, who was a Yolanda survivor now a CPA
Philip Christian Palabay's Oath-taking ceremony | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Project Malasakit

The veteran GMA-7 journalist has once again changed the life of a deserving student for the better. Through Project Malasakit, Philip Christian Palabay has finally achieved his dream of being a CPA.

During Philip Christian's oath-taking ceremony last Monday at the Plenary Hall, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Kara was there to join in on his celebration.

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Kara proudly showed off his scholar's achievement saying, "Our Project Malasakit scholar Philip Christian Palabay is now a CPA! And he is now working for SGV in Makati. Congratulations! Always very proud of you."

Back in 2013, Philip Christian was one of the unfortunate victims of the supertyphoon Yolanda. Kara described him as "bright young boy" and put him under their Project Malasakit.

Philip Christian went on to pass the UPCAT and took up a degree in Accountancy at the University of the Philippines Visayas. After 5 years, Philip Christian finally graduated early this year as cum laude and even received a SGV Excellence Award.

With his hard work and perseverance, Philip Christian went on to pass the CPA Licensure Exam last October.

Kara and the donors of her Project Malasakit were proud of their scholars’ achievement. She wrote, "Hard work, passion and compassion really pays off! No typhoon can ever destroy this young man’s dreams. Congratulations Philip! We are very proud of you. Salamat sis Mike Portes, sa lahat ng donors at syempre sa Panginoong may likha ng lahat."

— Sally, The Summit Express


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Triplets who graduated as cum laude pass Agriculture board exam together



MANILA, Philippines – The triplets who went viral last year recently passed the November 2019 Agriculture Licensure Exam.

Jack, Ace, and King Pagaran share not just their identical looks but also their success. Back in 2018, the Pagaran triplets inspired netizens when they finished their agriculture degree at the Provincial Technical Institute of Agriculture (PTIA) at Isabela State University Cabagan Campus as cum laude.

SEE ALSO: Triplets All Graduate as Cum Laude, Earn Praise from Netizens

The Pagaran triplets are now licensed agriculturists
The Pagaran triplets are now licensed agriculturists | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Jack Pagaran

Finally, the triplets are now licensed agriculturists as they were part of the 5,538 out of 13,492 examinees who passed the November 2019 Agriculturist board exam announced by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) on Tuesday morning.

READ: FULL RESULTS: November 2019 Agriculturist board exam list of passers, top 10

It's indeed a triple victory for their parents, Leliza and Sonny. The parents worked hard to make sure their children finish their education. From borrowing money from relatives even to selling their own farm land, Leliza and Sonny did it all.

Jack shared with the Summit Express that their motivation to succeed was the struggles of their parents.

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He said, "Ang nagmotivate po talaga sa amin para makapagtapos ay ang mga magulang namin kasi ginagawa nila ang lahat para mapag-aral lang kami. Kahit walang-wala na talaga sila, gumagawa pa din sila ng paraan kagaya ng mangungutang sila mga relatives namin at magbebenta ng kahoy na panggatong."

The Pagaran family was also a proud beneficiary of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and became representatives of Santa Maria for the Search for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of DSWD in the provincial level.

Jack shared that he and his brothers all went to Our Lady of Piat in Piat, Cagayan to pray that they will pass the exam.

Now, Jack is working at the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 2 while his two brothers, Ace and King are employees of DA - Nueva Vizcaya.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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Civil Engineer board exam Top 2 studies using only a small table with his pet dog



MANILA, Philippines – The November 2019 Civil Engineer (CE) board exam top 2 studied in a humble, small table during his review.

For CE topnotcher Jeremy Recinto Rifareal, no fancy study room or quiet and spacious library is needed for him to succeed.

In a Facebook post, Jeremy’s aunt Emma Rifareal proudly shows off his nephew's humble study area. In the photo, Jeremy can be seen sitting down next to a table so small it looks like it was meant for a child. Next to him was a wall full of pinned notes and reviewers.

Civil Engineer board exam Top 2 studies using only a small table with his pet dog

CE Top 2 Jeremy Rifarael studies in a small table with his pet dog
CE Top 2 Jeremy Rifareal studies in a small table with his pet dog | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Emma Rifareal

Emma wrote, "Sino mag-aakala na 'yun ganyan klase ng pagre-review ay magiging Board Topnocher TOP 2 sa Civil Engineering Licensure Examination Nov 2019."

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Maliit na lamesa sa lapag nakaupo, mga reviewer na nakadikit sa dingding, ilaw na ni-repair lang at minsan may istorbo pang makulit na aso na kailangan niya kamutan para patulugin. haha," she added.

The post has gone viral with over 17,000 reactions and 9,000 shares since posting.

Jeremy even has to scratch his pet dog to sleep while studying
Jeremy even has to scratch his pet dog to sleep while studying | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Emma Rifareal

Emma also shares another post praising her brother, Jeremy's father, Dante, for working tirelessly for his son. She said that even though Dante was already considered not fit to work, he continued to find various jobs to make ends meet. Their family is extremely proud to finally have an engineer.

She said, "Binabati ko din ang aking nagiisang kuya ang aming panganay Dante Rifareal na nagsikap din ng husto para sa mga anak nya na kahit may sakit at binawalan mag trabaho ay sige padin kahit anong raket payan go lang yan."

Jeremy Rifareal of Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Lopez, Quezon garnered 93.10 percent and among the 6,510 out of 15,075 (43.18%) who passed the exams.

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— Sally, The Summit Express


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LOOK: 68-year-old gas boy has been working for 47 years in the same station



MANILA, Philippines – An elderly gasoline attendant earns praises for his hardwork and dedication to his job.
 68-year-old gas boy has been working for 47 years in same station

 68-year-old gas boy has been working for 47 years in same station
Lolo Bro is already 68 years old but is still working | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Kewol Oro

On Facebook, netizen Kewol Oro shared a touching story of an elderly "gas boy" who continues to work even at the age of 68.

Oro shared that the 68-year-old gas boy is known as "Tatay Bro" and has been working in the same gas station for 47 years. Although he resigned from the company two years ago, he continues to visit and offers his services to check the air pressure of vehicles' wheels.

Since resigning from the company, Lolo Bro still works at the station to earn some money
Since resigning from the company, Lolo Bro still works at the station to earn some money | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Kewol Oro

Oro explained, "Nagresign na daw po siya 2 years ago at minsan pumupunta pa rin siya sa Shell at ang kinikita niya ay galing sa mga tip na binibigay sa kanya- umeekstra-ekstra siya sa air pump section on his free will para may konting kita at exercise sya."

Since he is no longer employed, Lolo Bro is relying on tips from drivers. Oro appealed to the kindness of the public to be generous when they would chance to see Lolo Bro. He said, "'Pag nagpahangin po kayo ng gulong sa Shell TS Cruz (Alabang-Zapote Rd, Almanza) at si tatay "Bro" Boy, 68 years old ang nag-assist sa inyo, bigyan niyo po sya ng tip kahit papano."

Meanwhile, Lolo Bro's inspiring story has caught the attention of the popular Syrian vlogger. Basel Manadil, also known as "The Hungry Syrian Wanderer" decided to gift Lolo Bro a few blessings.

The Hungry Syrian Wanderer gifts Lolo Bro with grocery items and rice
The Hungry Syrian Wanderer gifts Lolo Bro with grocery items and rice | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ The Hungry Syrian Wanderer

He asked Lolo Bro to check the air pressure of his tires, and handed him P4,000 tip. The elderly gas boy was, of course, surprised. But Basel wasn't done yet, he went with Lolo Bro to his house to meet the rest of his family. He then gave them grocery items and rice.

Basel said, "Nakakainspire si Lolo Bro, dahil sa sipag sa buhay! LODI PETMALU talaga ang mga simpleng tao na mga ito, dapat hinahangaan at tinutularan. Kalabaw lang ang tumatanda, indeed."

— Sally, The Summit Express


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'Bagyong Sarah' PAGASA weather update November 21, 2019



MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Sarah' (international name: Fung-Wong) has intensified into a severe tropical storm, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am bulletin on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Satellite image of Severe Tropical Storm Sarah.
Satellite image of Severe Tropical Storm Sarah. Photo courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 4:00 AM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm 'Sarah' was estimated based on all available data at 425 km East Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan or 340 km East of Basco, Batanes.

TS 'Sarah' has maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 115 km/h. It is moving North Northwest at 25 km/h.

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 205 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes
  • 48 Hour (Saturday morning): 400 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes
  • 72 Hour (Sunday morning): 925 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)

'Bagyong Sarah' is forecast to gradually weaken tomorrow or on Saturday. It is also forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday.

Track of  Severe Tropical Storm Sarah as of November 21, 2019
Track of  Severe Tropical Storm Sarah as of November 21, 2019. Photo courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours) was raised over the areas of Batanes and Babuyan Islands.

The TCWS over mainland Cagayan is now lifted. If these changes continue, there is a possibility that the TCWS over Batanes and Babuyan Islands will be lifted in the succeeding bulletins. However, gusty conditions will prevail over the northern and western sections of Northern Luzon, especially in the coastal and mountainous areas due to the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.

Meanwhile, the remnant Low Pressure Area (LPA) of Tropical Depression 'Ramon' was estimated based on all available data at 110 km West of Subic, Zambales.

Rainfall outlook for today: Light to moderate rains with some isolated heavy rainshowers over Isabela, Cagayan (especially on the eastern section), Aurora, northern Quezon, Metro Manila, and most of Central Luzon due to the remnant LPA and the trough of Severe Tropical Storm 'Sarah'.

Residents in the aforementioned areas are advised to continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm or Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

Sea travel is risky, especially for small sea crafts, over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, and the western seaboard of Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions caused by 'Sarah' and the Northeast Monsoon.

— The Summit Express


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P-Z Passers: November 2019 NLE Result



MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) releases results of November 2019 nurse licensure examination (NLE) or nursing board exam in just two weeks after the grueling exam.

The list of successful examinees who hurdled the NLE given on November 16 and 17, 2019 is available online expected between December 2 and 6.

View on this page for P-Z Surname.

PRC and the Board of Nursing (BoN) conducted the nursing board exam in various testing centers nationwide: Manila, all regional offices nationwide (Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao) and Zamboanga.

P-Z Roll of Successful Examinees in the
NURSE LICENSURE EXAMINATION - All Regions
Held on NOVEMBER 16 & 17, 2019
Released on DECEMBER 2-6, 2019

Seq. No. N a m e

Updating for the list of passers...refresh page for the result.

REGISTRATION OF PASSERS AND OATHTAKING

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

Those who will register are required to bring the following:

  • downloaded duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • notice of admission (for identification only)
  • 2 pieces passport sized pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps
  • 1 piece short brown envelope

Pursuant to Section 16, of Republic Act No. 9173, “all successful candidates in the examination shall be required to take an oath of professional before the Board or any government official authorized to administer oaths prior to entering upon the nursing practice.”

VERIFICATION OF RATINGS

In just few working days after the release of NLE results, verification of ratings (passers, non-passers and removal) can be done online.

Visit PRC's "Verification of Rating" service and provide the required information to verify your identity.

NOTE: If you have 'Jr" name suffix, please add it after your FIRST NAME (i.e Eduardo Jr ) to avoid 'no matching record found' error.

RELEASE OF RESULTS AND UPDATES

According to PRC Resolution No. 1127 series of 2018, NLE result is out on Thursday, December 5, 2019 or in fourteen (14) working days after the exam.

We advise examinees to monitor release of results starting Monday, December 2.

Note that the results of November 2018 and 2017 were announced in just 14 and 11 working days, respectively. Results of recent exam (June 2019) were out in 12 working days.

Monitor this page for more announcements and updates related to nursing board exam. You may also check the official website of PRC (prc.gov.ph) for more information.
P-Z Passers: November 2019 NLE Result

— The Summit Express


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H-O Passers: NLE Result November 2019 nursing board exam



MANILA, Philippines – NLE RESULT. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board of Nursing (BoN) released on December 5, 2019 the list of examinees who successfully passed the nurse licensure examination (NLE) or nursing board exam given last November 16 and 17, 2019 in several testing centers nationwide.

The members of the Board of Nursing who gave the licensure examination are Glenda S. Arquiza, Chairman; Carmelita C. Divinagracia, Gloria B. Arcos, Carfredda P. Dumlao, Florence C. Cawaon and Cora A. AƱonuevo, Members.

View on this page the alphabetical roll of passers - H to O Surname.

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H-O Roll of Successful Examinees in the
NURSE LICENSURE EXAMINATION - All Regions
Held on NOVEMBER 16 & 17, 2019
Released on DECEMBER 5, 2019

Seq. No. N a m e

Updating for the list of passers...refresh page for the result.

REGISTRATION AND OATHTAKING OF PASSERS

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

Those who will register are required to bring the following:

  • downloaded duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • notice of admission (for identification only)
  • 2 pieces passport sized pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps
  • 1 piece short brown envelope

Pursuant to Section 16, of Republic Act No. 9173, “all successful candidates in the examination shall be required to take an oath of professional before the Board or any government official authorized to administer oaths prior to entering upon the nursing practice.”

VERIFICATION OF RATINGS

NLE's verification of ratings 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.

NOTE: If you have 'Jr" name suffix, please add it after your FIRST NAME (i.e Eduardo Jr ) to avoid 'no matching record found' error.

RELEASE OF RESULTS

According to PRC Resolution No. 1127 series of 2018, NLE result is out on Thursday, December 5, 2019 or in fourteen (14) working days after the exam.

We advise examinees to monitor announcement of results starting Monday, December 2.

UPDATES

Monitor this page for more announcements and updates related to nursing board exam. You may also check the official website of PRC (prc.gov.ph) for more information.
H-O Passers: NLE Result November 2019 nursing board exam

— The Summit Express


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September 2019 LET Result Secondary level list of passers



MANILA, Philippines – (Updated November 21) The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces the alphabetical list of passers in the September 2019 Teachers board exam or licensure exam for teachers (LET) - Secondary level on or before Friday, November 29, 2019.

The full list of passers or those who have successfully passed the tests will be posted on this page. Below list be updated once LET results are announced online.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PASSERS

SEPTEMBER 2019 LET RESULTS SUMMARY

PRC conducted the LET board exam on September 29, 2019 in at least 26 testing centers throughout the country: Baguio, Batanes, Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Catarman (Northern Samar), Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Kidapawan, Manila, Masbate, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Pampanga, Rosales (Pangasinan), Romblon, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Pagadian and Zamboanga.

SEE ALSOLET Result: August 2019 SPLE Teachers board exam passers (Middle East)

The members of the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) who gave the licensure examination are Dr. Rosita L. Navarro, Chairman; Dr. Paz I. Lucido, Vice Chairman; Dr. Paraluman R. Giron and Dr. Nora M. Uy (on leave), Members.

Based from PRC Resolution No. 1127 series of 2018, the target release of September 2019 LET results is on Friday, November 29 or in 44 working days after the test. Note that results may be released ahead or beyond the target without prior notice.

PRC Board News, our partner website for PRC exam results said that the probable release date of September 2019 LET exam results is between November 25 and December 9, 2019 or in 40-50 working days after the exam.

PREVIOUS EXAMINATIONS

In the same period last year, PRC announced LET results after fifty-two (52) working days. A total of 60,803 secondary teachers out of 126,582 examinees (48.03%) successfully hurdled the tests.

In the September 2017 exams, results were released in 43 working days after the exam. A total of 49,626 secondary teachers out of 107,020 (46.37%) successfully passed the exams.

Meanwhile, results of September 2016 were announced after 48 working days. PRC named 31,334 out of 92,754 secondary teachers who passed the tests.

Statistics of Teacher Board Exam - Secondary Level

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing Rate Days before results release
March 24, 2019 85,823 22,271 25.95% 42
September 30, 2018 126,582 60,803 48.03% 52
March 25, 2018 76,673 22,936 29.91% 40
September 24, 2017 107,020 49,626 46.37% 43
March 26, 2017 72,584 18,482 25.46% 40
September 25, 2016 92,754 31,334 33.78% 48
March 20, 2016 53,090 18,810 35.43% 41
September 27, 2015 81,463 34,010 41.75% 48
March 29, 2015 56,596 17,904 31.63% 38
August 17, 2014 77,803 26,767 34.40% 51
January 26, 2014 42,358 12,033 28.41% 32
September 29, 2013 64,792 25,755 39.75% 40
March 10, 2013 38,433 15,223 39.61% 27

UPDATES

Same with the previous LET examinations, The Summit Express will provide reliable updates before the release of results. Takers may expect the most probable or exact date of release on this page.

November 21, 2019 Update: Reliable source confirms November 29 release of LET results.

Good luck to our future teachers!
September 2019 LET Result Secondary level list of passers

— The Summit Express


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