June 1, 2023

Eight graduates of the Pines City Colleges (PCC) landed in the top 10 of the recent Respiratory Therapist board examination.
The Professional Regulation Commission reported 294 out of 467 examinees passed the Respiratory Therapist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Respiratory Therapy in Manila, Baguio, Davao, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga this month.
PCC had a passing rate of 95.24 percent with 20 out of its 21 examinees hurdling the test. Eight landed in the Top 10 led by Keren Taca Safawil in the No. 2 spot with a rating of 86.50 percent, followed by Yana Lecery Bawalan Degay in No.3 with 86.00 percent rating.
Other topnotchers include Devorah Roxas Sab-it in top five with a rating of 82.25 percent, Ava Kristine Valdez Urayenza ranked No. 6 with 85 percent rating, Charis Atluna Banagyo in No. 7 with rating of 84.75 percent, and Gaius Andrew Gavino Jacinto landed at No. 8 with 84.5 percent rating. Tied at No. 9 are Gabrielle Amber Satur Balao and Nicolei Andrew Etrata Dela Cruz with a rating of 84.25 percent.
The Commission on Higher Education-Cordillera congratulated the school for their successful performance and in producing eight board topnotchers.
“CHED-CAR congratulates the Pines City Colleges for their overwhelming performance during the March 2021 Respiratory Therapist Licensure Examination. PCC, you made us so proud,” CHED-Cordillera said in the social media post.
The PRC announced registration for the issuance of professional identification card and certificate of registration will be done online from April 12 to April 16. Passers should log in to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.
Those who will register are required to bring the following: downloaded duly accomplished Oath Form, notice of admission (for identification only), two pieces passport sized pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag), two sets of documentary stamps, and one short brown envelope.
Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.
The PRC said the date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony will be announced later. – Redjie M. Cawis