(UPDATED) Bicolano places 9th in Nursing Licensure Exam

Neil Emman Botardo
Neil Emman Botardo
A graduate of the University of Nueva Caceres placed 9th out of the 10,977 examinees who took the Nursing Licensure Exam last December.

Neil Emman Legario Botardo scored 84.60% in the exams.

Botardo is a resident of Malitbog, Minalabac, Camarines Sur, and the son of former barangay captain Disoy Botardo and Rodelia L. Botardo.

He finished his secondary education at Ateneo de Naga University.

Sharing the 9th spot with Botardo are Marseth Chavez Anota of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod City, Anna Rose Bago Caronan of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Anna Rose Bago Caronan of PLM, Joni Leih Villanueva Dongallo of Misamis University-Ozamis City, Jissey Raye Lorena Rafanan of Pilar College, and Riza Grace Resma Suribas of San Pedro College-Davao City.

Meanwhile, in first place are Kristine Joie Azarcon Danan of New Era University and Nikko Martel Viray Dio of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, who got a score of 82.60%.

Lester Canarejo Sapar of Negros Occidental-Recoletos placed second, with a score of 86%.

The other placers are as follows:

3rd, Ann Marie Bucoy Roldan of Central Philippine University and Marian Maro Vanslembrouck of Silliman University - 85.80%

4th, Dharline Abbygale Garvida Agullana of Mariano Marcos State University-Batac - 85.60%

5th, Hannah Philene Diego Calub of Saint Mary's University and Charmaine Canja of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod City - 85.40%

6th, Liberty Pensotes Alvarez of CDH Allied Medical Colleges (formerly Calamba Doctors), Charity Paniergo Mondragon of West Negros College, and Paulene Chaian Garcia Perez of Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao - 85.20%

7th, Cindy Claire Llacuna Alcantara of Father Saturnino Urios University (Urios College), Kevin Delos Reyes Bañares of PLM, Charisma Faye Garcia Castillo of Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao, Rex John Ponte Dominado of Central Philippine University, Kristyl Anne Capulong Lazo of San Pedro College-Davao City, Herson Palac Ramirez of Saint Mary's College, Pauline Anne Ocampo Tamayo of Trinity University of Asia, and Carla Ann Sirigan Zinampan of Medical College of Northern Philippines - 85.00%

8th, Karla Bernadine Paras Bulaclac of Ateneo de Davao University, Kevina Mariz Mendizabal Dajoyag of PLM, Ezzara Maye Macarubbo Dela Cruz of St. Paul University-Tuguegarao, John Raphael Reyes Enriquez of PLM, Syndey Florence Albaran Iragana of Saint Paul University-Iloilo, Hajie Buca Mariano of St. Mary's University, Crisler Joy Edillo Reyes, Nichol Jon Burt Aniñon Ruaya of University of San Carlos, John Michael Juntilla Sedao of St. Paul University-Tuguegarao -84.80%

10th, Nikky Patroceño Canarejo of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod City, Irene Lebanan Cartagena of Central Philippine University, Howel Fernando Cristobal of Saint Mary's University, Irish Jane Moya Lee of Central Philippine University, Audrey Anne Grace Raza Lim of San Pedro College-Davao City, Leslie Ann Pablo Marantan of Medical College of Northern Philippines, Aireen Mae Salva Ong of Xavier University, Theresa May Porsuelo Pimentel of Xavier University, Gelbert Jan Sumagaysay Porque of Central Philippine University, Rhechell Cerna Sale of Arellano University-Manila, Chariza Mae Pascua Santos of Saint Mary's University and Kayeshe Sucaldito Torres of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod City - 84.40%

The exams were given last December 7 and 8 in various testing centers across the nation, including Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.