Jose Kreisher Rae Bacoso Foscablo got 88.50% rating securing a fifth place overall while Gwyn Panes Celo scored 88.17% for a no. 9 ranking in the Physician’s Licensure Exam (PLE) given by the Board of Medicine last September 10,11 ,17 and 18, 2016. Both are graduates of West Visayas State University College of Medicine.

2,899 passed this year’s PLE out of 3,695 that took it. University of Santo Tomas’ Jeri Charlotte Co Albano topped the said exam with a rating of 89.50%. The exam was administered by the Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine, and took place in selected testing centers in Manila, Cebu and Davao cities. Results of the exam were released by the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) on the evening of September 22, 2016.

With two topnotchers bringing honor and pride this year to the university’s College of Medicine, COM once again proved that it is an institution to be reckoned with in terms of producing excellent graduates.

Here is the top 10 list of the 2016 PLE board passers:

Name School    Rating
1.) Jeri Charlotte Co Albano University of Santo Tomas 89.50%
2.) Edwin Mark Lim Chiong University of Santo Tomas 88.75%
3.) Rayan Abogado Oliva St. Luke’s College of Medicine 88.67%
4.) Harold Henrison Chang Chiu University of the Philippines – Manila 88.58
5.) Jose Kreisher Rae Bacoso Foscablo West Visayas State University 88.50%
6.) Brian Jann Rubenecia Balanquit Far Eastern University- Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation 88.42%
7.)  Kevin Ano Elomina
Jaffar Carag Pineda

De La Salle University – Health Science Institute
University of Santo Tomas


8.) Kevin Michael Ramirez Yu University of Santo Tomas 88.25%
9.) Gwyn Panes Celo West Visayas State University 88.17%
10.) Lorenz Kristoffer Del Rosario Daga
Beverly Lynne Yao Ong

University of Santo Tomas
University of Santo Tomas