18 Thomasians topped the first-ever Speech-Language Pathologist Licensure Examination (SLPLE) in November, results released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Monday, Nov. 20.
Sofia Ordinante secured the second spot in the November 2023 SLPLE after posting an average of 93.50 percent. Followed by Katrina Ligutom, Ranielle Malonzo, Erin Triste, and Corinne Yu, who all shared the fourth spot with a score of 92.75 percent.
Darla Manalo ranked fifth with 92.50 percent. While Andriana Perez, Darla Saldi, and Keeyana Sanchez also shared the seventh spot with 92.00 percent.
Thomasians Kirstie Gattud and Justine Masangcap both landed in the eighth spot after scoring an average of 91.75 percent. Katrina Martinez and Rexie Marty followed in the ninth spot with 91.50 percent.
Rein Albances, Aliana Dayrit, Isaiah Espiritu, Samantha Foja, and Juztine Ongtangco also made the cut with their 91.25 percent, sealing the tenth spot on the said boards.
UST was hailed as the top-performing school in the November 2023 SLPLE, along with the University of the Philippines - Manila and Cebu Doctors University.
The University posted a perfect passing rate after all its 199 examinees passed the speech-language pathologist boards.
Meanwhile, Pristine Chua of the University of the Philippines-Manila topped the boards with a score of 93.75 percent.
According to the PRC, 543 out of the 545 examinees passed the November 2023 SLPLE boards.
This is the first batch of speech-language pathology applicants who took their licensure exam following the signing of The Speech-Language Pathology Act in March 2019.