(Update) Baguio grad tops 2008 nursing board exam

by DHOBIE DE GUZMAN, ABS-CBN News Baguio

Posted at Feb 20 2009 02:10 PM | Updated as of Mar 09 2009 08:04 PM

A nursing graduate from Baguio City topped the November 2008 Nursing Board Exam.

The 2008 topnotcher of the nursing board exam is Jovie Ann Alawas Decoyna of Baguio Central University. She passed the exam with a score of 89 percent.

Decoyna was among the 39,455 nursing graduates who passed the nursing board exam.

Decoyna, the youngest of the six children, is still fascinated with the result.

She still can't believe that she bested graduates of other well-known universities.

Decoyna comes from a poor family. Her father is a farmer in the town of Bakun, Benguet while her mother is a domestic helper in Taiwan.

“Family ko kasi ang inspirasyon ko,” she said, adding that her mother was her most important motivation to at least passing the exam.

Former mentors of Decoyna joined in the the success of the 2008 Nurse Licensure Exam topnotcher for giving pride to their institution.

“We are so proud of her,” said Dr. Florence Cawaon, Dean College of Nursing Baguio Central University.

Decoyna is currently preparing for the National Council Licensure Examination for Nurses, a test for nurses who want to pursue their profession abroad.

 

Top ten passers of the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination

Rank

Name

School

Rating

1

Jovie Ann Alawas Decoyna

Baguio Central University

89

 

 

 

 

2

John Patrick Morales Dimarucot

Central Luzon Doctor's Hospital Educational Institute

88.4

 

 

 

 

3

Gian Karlo Timog Cusi

Baguio Central University

88

 

Erycar Del Mundo Manaois

Pamantasan ng Lungsong ng Maynila

88

 

 

 

 

4

Florina Condo Corpuz

Saint Dominic Savio College

87.6

 

Angelica Aubrey Pantis Morla

Far Eastern University-Manila

87.6

 

Jamie Anne Tolentino Tinio

Angeles University Foundation

87.6

 

 

 

 

5

Roberto Madrona Asuncion

Arellano University-Pasay City

87.4

 

Irisa Kriya Turaja Biag

San Pedro College-Davao City

87.4

 

Miguela Macuto Gabisan

Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College)

87.4

 

Edita Te Lim

Arriesgado College-Davao City

87.4

 

Rosario Lei Mosqueda Pasimio

Xavier University

87.4

 

Elaine Grace Esperancilla Praile

Saint Paul University-Iloilo

87.4

 

Catherine Duran Reyes

Our Lady Of Fatima College-QC

87.4

 

 

 

 

6

Geronimo Carillo Burce Jr.

Mabini College

87.2

 

Joanne Mae Francisco Evangelista

San Beda College

87.2

 

Christopher Alvarez Irorita

San Pedro College-Davao City

87.2

 

Paul Delfin Reyes Jamero

Fatima Saturnino Urios University (URIOS COLL.)

87.2

 

Hazel Joy Amarillo Jimenez

University of Batangas

87.2

 

Ma. Concepcion Ashley Delizo Mapagu

Saint Louis University

87.2

 

Maria Cecilia Castillo Navata

Canossa College

87.2

 

Francis Ian Sabanal Pascual

Universidad de Zamboanga (ZAEC)

87.2

 

George Garcia Vega Jr.

University of Saint Louis-Tuguegarao

87.2

 

 

 

 

7

Katrina Andrew Pagdanganan Arceo

Nueva Ecija College

87

 

Rose Jean Dumabos Capidlac

Silliman University

87

 

Carla Mae Tenorio Cuisia

Silliman University

87

 

Mary Ann Alvarez Garing

Lyceum of Batangas

87

 

Ma. Joya Jimenea Genzola

Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod City

87

 

Rose Anne Miranda Mungcal

Angeles University Foundation

87

 

Pretzel Estremos Vincencio

Butuan Doctors College (Butuan Dr. Hsp. Sch. Of Nursing)

87

 

Faye Stephanie Yao Yu

Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation

87

 

 

 

 

8

Lylani Mutya Balote

University of Makati

86.8

 

Jamaicca Rabulan Banting

Davao Doctors College, Inc.

86.8

 

Garry Jay Avelino

Iloilo Doctors' College

86.8

 

Josephine Celoso Elvas

Filamer Christian College

86.8

 

Vanito Diocson Ilanga Jr.

Sultan Kudarat Educational Institution

86.8

 

Maria Edna Charise Godoy Java

Misamis University-Ozamiz City

86.8

 

Hannah Lee Alde Padilla

University of San Agustin

86.8

 

Bryan Morella Peralta

University of Makati

86.8

 

Robinson Uy Kaw Sing

Iloilo Doctors' College

86.8

 

 

 

 

9

Mary Jurem Quilar Alcarde

Central Philippine University

86.6

 

Ruel Bobadilla Arzadon

Saint Louis University

86.6

 

Karina Genciane Banayat

Our Lady of Fatima College-QC

86.6

 

Ryan Daniel Rivera Dablo

University of San Carlos

86.6

 

Matthew Wayne Real Chang

Silliman University

86.6

 

Fritzie Quiatzon Dela Raga

Fellowship Baptist College

86.6

 

Hiromi Balaguer Fernandez

Saint Paul University-Iloilo

86.6

 

Josephine Franz Pagulayan Gammad

Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao

86.6

 

Paul Fabian Robosa Gumabao

Arellano University-Manila

86.6

 

Maila Carl Majam Morante

Colegio De Sta. Lourdes of Leyte Foundation, Inc.

86.6

 

Michael Dorothy Frances Gaer Montojo

Ateneo de Davao University

86.6

 

Cindy Mae Alvarez Nañoz

Ateneo de Zamboanga

86.6

 

Glenda Mae Macapal Omaña

Riverside college

86.6

 

Rhea Jhoy Padinay Pantaleon

Saint Louis University

86.6

 

Rolly Mendoza Policarpio

Angeles University Foundation

86.6

 

Arlette Castillo Quinan

University of Saint Louis-Tuguegarao

86.6

 

Crystal Mae Abejuela Sabela

Xavier University

86.6

 

Katrina Isabel Hugo Santos

Philippine Women's University-Quezon City

86.6

 

Shiella Marie Gamboa Simplina

Saint Louis University

86.6

 

 

 

 

10

James Altura Baguio

Saint Mary's University

86.4

 

Miljoyce Daligdig Cabatbat

Lyceum Northwesten

86.4

 

Sarah Mae Clemente Capulong

Angeles University Foundation

86.4

 

Johcy Angeleme Fausto De La Fuente

Central Philippine University

86.4

 

Renante Lazarte Dig-Aoan

Baguio Central University

86.4

 

Jake Desor Diputado

Silliman University

86.4

 

Marjory Boquia Emprio

Misamis University-Ozamiz City

86.4

 

Marissa Raposas Ferrer

Lyceum Northwesten

86.4

 

Erika Bautista Galang

Central Luzon Doctor's Hospital Educational Institute

86.4

 

Francis Gerwin Uy Jalipa

San Pedro College-Davao City

86.4

 

Angela Gilda Baltazar Mencias

Unciano Colelges & General Hospital-Manila

86.4

 

Carina Yabut Pacete

Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela

86.4

 

Joy Jenelynn Chua Tan

University of Santo Tomas

86.4

 

Francis Dollente Villanueva

Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao

86.4

 

Complete list of passers of the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination