#RelationshipGoals: Couple both topnotchers in 2019 Physician Licensure Exam

MANILA, Philippines – A couple from Cavite both became topnotchers in the September 2019 Physician Licensure Examination (PLE).
Couple tops Physician Licensure Examination together

Couple tops Physician Licensure Examination together
Couple tops Physician Licensure Examination together | Photo Courtesy: Febby Diabordo

For Carlo Jay Dejelo and Febby Diabordo, passing the Physician Licensure Exams became more memorable because they shared their success together.

The couple who have been together for 6 years, entered the top 10 of the PLE. Febby placed 6th with a score of 89.42 while her boyfriend, Carlo placed in the 10th spot with 89.00.


Both Febby and Carlo are graduates of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) in Cavite, where they were granted a full scholarship.

And while many said it was difficult to keep a relationship while studying med school, for Carlo and Febby it became their motivation to work hard. Carlo said they had the same goal in mind, to top the board exam.

He said, "It’s not hard for us to be in a relationship while in med school since both of us understood the toxicity of our schedule. We just made sure that we spend quality time with each other."

Carlo and Febby are truly couple goals for being achievers. They both graduated from Silliman University in Dumaguete City with the same course, bachelor's degree in Chemistry. In 2012, they also took the Chemist Licensure Examination together and passed. Febby even ranked top in the said exam.

Netizens couldn't help but be impressed with the couple's success.

A netizen wrote, "Awesome. God job guys. Your family and friends must be proud of your great achievements!"

Another one said, "May you serve as a beacon to other aspiring doctors!"

Febby and Carlo were part of the 4,006 out of 4,716 who passed the Physician board exam as announced by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

Their alma mater, (DLSHSI) was also recognized as one of the top performing medicals schools. This year, DLSHSI had a passing rate of 89.92 with a total of 214 passers out of 238 examinees.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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