DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – A cum laude graduate of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) topped the country’s first licensure examination for psychometricians.
Argee Gumafelix, 21, AB Psychology graduate of ADDU Class 2013, cum laude, obtained 84.60%, the higest among 1,290 takers who successfully passed the board examps on October 28 to 29.
Another ADDU graduate also of Class 2013, Jurilex Apurado Maglinte of Tandag, Surigao del Sur, ranked 10th. Maglinte is celebrating her 22nd birthday on November 17.
A total of 42 ADDU graduates took the exams. Twenty-three passed, giving the ADDU 55.5% passing rate, higher than the national passing rate of 39.29.
Out of five MA Psychology graduates who took the board exam for Psychologists, four passed, giving ADDU an 80% passing rate, higher than the national passing rate of 66.03%.
The new Psychometricians from ADDU: Angel, Andrea Realista; Anongos, Rex Jr. Ladrero; Apolinares, Gene Margaux Añasco; Asuncion, Aljean Faye Tugas; Babista, Gregory Corazon Erlinda Maghuyop;Bonjibon, Carol Anne Nepangue; Catada, Jessa Marie Santos; Cundangan, Stephen Mark Mamay; Daray, Matthew Raphael Trabajo; Fajardo, Rosalie Mae Raras; Gullos, Althea May Anuta; Gumafelix, Argee Catog; Joval, Rowena Sarad; Kaamiño, Daphne Ole; Legal, Cyrene Santos; Maglinte, Jurilex Apurado; Nuenay, Joni Angeli Nepangue; Panio, Ernest Allen Opiana; Ragonton, Kenneth Dolotina; Santoalla, Stephanie Macanoquit Santos, Andrea Paola Dela Cruz; Uy, Earl Ian Silva; and Wong, Pauline Marie Dela Cruz.
The Psychologists-board passers from the ADDU are: Arcenas, Fe Despabiladeras; Batican, Ericson Derecho; Laud, Glenn Mitchell Orito and Pantaleon, Katherine Dalugdog.
According to the Professional Regulatory Commission’s website, the October 28-29 test was the first Licensure Exam for Psychometrician pursuant to Republic Act 10029 or “An act to regulate the practice of Psychology creating for this purpose a Professional Regulatory Board of Psychology, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes.”
The exam covered four subjects: Psychological Assessment, Abnormal Psychology, Industrial Psychology and Theories of Personality.
According to PRC’s online survey, the ratio of takers is 4:1 or four females for every male.
Three women compose the PRC Board of Psychology – Dr. Miriam P. Cue, chair; Dr. Imelda Virginia G. Villar and Dr. Alexa P. Abrenica serve as members.