Seven Cebuanos Top OT, PT Licensure Exam


Seven Cebu graduates are among the top 10 passers of the Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist Licensure Examinations given by the Professional Regulations Commission in August, the FREEMAN reported.

Five of the topnotchers came from the Velez College while two were from Cebu Doctor’s University. Four of the topnotchers from Velez College proved that graduating with flying colors is always a requirement to top the board exams.

Velez College graduates Kevin Delgado Velasco and Joh Amber Abellanida finished first and second in the Licensure Exam for Physical Therapist with average scores of 86.95 and 85.75, respectively. Paul Villavelez Chan of the same school finished sixth with 84.85 percent.

The other Velez graduate who also finished first in the Occupational Therapist Licensure Exam was Cesar Suyko Llanto III with a rating of 82.80 percent. Another Velez graduate Alexis Katrina Abella Miole ranked fifth with 80 percent average.

Jose Miguel Facturan Escanuela and Beatriz Marie Cuyos Castaño from CDU placed second and third in Occupational Therapist Licensure Examination with average scores of 82 and 81 percent, respectively.

Velez College ranked second among the 66 Physical Therapy Schools in the country with a passing rate of 92.19-percent.

Of the 64 graduates, 59 of them passed the PT exam, including one re-taker. The 25 out of the 27 OT takers passed the exam obtaining a passing rate of 92.5 percent. Velez will be holding a thanksgiving mass on Friday.

The PRC announced that 107 out of the 170 takers passed the licensure exam for Occupational Therapist, while 550 out of 868 passed the Physical Therapist exam. —