Two DLSU-Manila grads top CPA licensure exam

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) — Two graduates of De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila shared the top spot in the certified public accountant (CPA) licensure exam in May.

Josemaria Alvaro Fontillas and Geraldine Jade Papa led over 10,000 examinees after tallying a score of 89.83 percent.

Releasing the full list of passers in its official website Monday, the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) announced only 1,699 out of 10,319 (16.46 percent) passed the exams conducted in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, and Tacloban.

Leinard Jan Zaspa of University of Mindanao-Davao City came in second with an 88.50 percent score, while Eric Dolera of Saint Joseph’s College-Maasin, Kenneth Ryan Lu of La Consolacion College-Manila, and Aren Gavino of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines round up the top five.

1. Josemaria Alvaro Fontillas (DLSU) 89.83

1. Geraldine Jade Papa (DLSU) 89.83

2. Leinard Jan Zaspa (University of Mindanao-Davao City) 88.50

3. Eric Dolera (Saint Joseph's College-Maasin) 88.17

4. Kenneth Ryan Lu (La Consolacion College-Manila) 88.00

5. Aren Gavino (PUP-Main Sta. Mesa) 87.83

5. Jess Charls Mojello (Central Mindanao University) 87.83

6. Jacob Rizada (University of San Jose-Recoletos) 87.33

7. Allan Jabinal (Saint Paul School of Professional Studies-Palo) 87.17

7. Jomare Oronos (Saint Paul School of Professional Studies-Palo) 87.17

7. Gabriel Rentino (Garcia College of Technology) 87.17

8. Gerald Salientes (Philippine School of Business Administration-Manila) 86.83

9. Kenneth Jay Norberte (University of Mindanao-Davao City) 86.67

9. Jimwell Sitoy (University of Cebu in Lapu-Lapu & Mandaue) 86.67

10. Nyll Gabrylle Gascon (Ateneo de Davao University) 86.33

DLSU was also named top performing school as 61 of 72 examinees passed (84.72 percent).

The full list of CPA licensure exam passers can be accessed here.