UNP excels in CPA licensure exam, exceeds nat’l passing rate


The University of Northern Philippines (UNP) is proud to announce the outstanding performance of its graduates in the recent Licensure Examination for Certified Public Accountants (LECPA). The results, released on May 31, revealed that 31 new Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) were produced by the University, marking a significant achievement for the institution.

The LECPA, which took place from May 26 to May 28, saw UNP achieving a passing rate of 50.82%, surpassing the national passing rate of 30.28%. This notable accomplishment reflects the university’s commitment to providing quality education and producing top-tier professionals.

Among the 31 successful candidates, 26 out of 52 first-time takers (50%) and five out of nine repeaters (55.56%) passed the examination. These figures underscore the rigorous academic training and support provided by the university’s College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA), which played a crucial role in preparing students for the exam.

The following students are the newly minted CPAs from UNP:

Amano, Janine Alones

Andallo, Sophia Andrea

Andia, Darian Keith Fernando

Andres, Mark Kyle Pacapac

Arquelada, Charlotte Acenas

Avisa, Joselito Jr. Uclaray

Baldo, Elieza Joy Cabrera

Cachola, Catherine Celeste

Cuaresma, Allyssa Garcia

Donato, Mark Julius Cabrera

Flosa, Mark Justin Tuanzon

Formoso, Erika Jane Espejo

Gacula, Korina Marie Jacildo

Gagarin, Hannah Rose

Galario, April Joy Doral

Galvan, Jessica Mae

Lavirez, Levi Nicole Organo

Laxina, JJ Joyce Tamayo

Luzano, Maria Victoria Tapuro

Ochoa, Jhelyn Soriano

Palapala, Kristine Hannivie Rapin

Palcon, Aira Jinky Fruto

Pastor, Jan Michael Sonido

Pugal, Jerico Cauilan

Ramolete, Mark Lowie Reotutar

Reopta, Bernadette Joy Valdez

Reyes, Jun-Jun Lizardo

Rialubin, Carl Joemar Duallo

Ribucan, Ma. Cristel Rovi Adora

Samelin, Rico James Ricaña

Torricer, Jessica Hidalgo

The CBAA and the entire university community are ecstatic about this success, viewing it as a testament to UNP’s dedication to excellence in education.

“The achievement of our CPA passers is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of both the students and the faculty. We are committed to maintaining high standards of education and will continue to support our students in their professional journeys,” Dr. Erwin T. Tolbe, dean of CBAA, said.

Article by Emman Trevor A. Quilala.


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