January 29, 2023

A graduate of the University of Baguio topped the Criminology Licensure Examination (CLE) while two higher educational institutions in the Cordillera are among the top performing schools in the test held in December.
Narcilisa Ponase Talipnao from Atok, Benguet ranked first among the more than 11,000 examinees who hurdled the Dec. 4 to 6, 2022 CLE.
Talipnao got a 91.60 percent rating, the highest among the top 10 passers. She is also the lone examinee from the Cordillera who is listed in the list of topnotchers.
The King’s College of the Philippines based in La Trinidad, Benguet and University of the Cordilleras made it to the top performing schools.
KCP is No. 4 with passing rate of 87.50 percent while UC is No. 6 with a passing rate of 84.62 percent.
Top performing schools are schools with more than 50 examinees and with at least 80 percent passing percentage.
The Professional Regulation Commission announced the results of the December CLE on Jan. 19. The PRC said out of the 33,489 examinees, 11,098 successfully made it to the cut.
The CLE was held in several testing centers located at the National Capital Region, Antique, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cauayan, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kidapawan, Koronadal, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Palawan, Pampanga, Rosales, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.
Higher educational institutions in the Cordillera are consistent in topping the licensure tests administered by the PRC, either by producing individual acers in the examination or as top performing schools. – Jane B. Cadalig