The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced the official list of CPA Licensure Examinations (CPALE) board passers last November 2, 2017 wherein eight FEU Diliman graduates who took the CPALE were able to pass the said licensure examination.
The October 2017 CPA Board passers were: Drianne Datu Tahil, CPA; Chino Angelo Guevarra, CPA; Kimbery Heramia, CPA; Jinvermix Leal, CPA; Shallimar Labao, CPA; Aimee Patricia Sarenas, CPA; Ma. Norlean Simborio, CPA; JM Tan, CPA.
There were also graduates who passed the May 2017 CPALE. The passers were: Rubilyn P. Latorino, CPA and Roushelle T. Yabut, CPA.
This year’s CPALE earned FEU Diliman a passing rate of 57.14%.
The results have stirred the drive of BS Accountancy students in achieving their ambition of becoming CPAs.
“Hindi biro mag-take ng board,” Said The ICON Research Associate and a 2nd year BSA student, Michelle Lu.
According to her, the course of 4 years of studying BS Accountancy lies in the date, which is taking the board exams. Having taken the board exams brought tears and smiles to a number of people.
Mary Angelou Ventus, a 2nd year BSA student, on the other hand, felt happy and scared at the same time. She felt happy because majority of the FEU Diliman student who took the exam passed. At the same time, it frightened her because out of 14,000 who took the exam, only 4,000 passed. Nevertheless, she still has her fighting spirit within her.
David Razon, Ambassador of Goodwill 2017 and is currently in his 4th year, found the results inspiring. He realized even more that it’s possible to pass the board exam.
Meanwhile, the president of FEU Diliman Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA), Remy Pendon shared, “The results was shocking” (sic). He said that upon knowing the percentage of those who passed, he felt pressured. He continues to believe that he can pass the board exam.
The CPALE passers brought home the glory and made the FEU Diliman community proud. Though it initiated anxiety, it fueled the drive of Accounting students to strive and fiercely go after their dreams of becoming CPAs.