- Last Updated on May 29, 2017 11:50 PM
Chiang Kai Shek College Accountancy graduates continue to perform well in the CPA licensure exams-- deemed the toughest licensure exam in the country. For the May 2017 CPALE, CKS College earned a passing rate of 70.59%, as compared to the national passing rate of 35.31%. In the October 2016 CPALE, CKS College earned a passing rate of 52.50%, as compared to the national passing rate of 36.48%. Last May 2016, the College got a passing rate of 66.67% overall, compared to the national passing rate of 42.84%.
The PRC-Board of Accountancy administered the CPA licensure exams on May 14, 15, 21, and 22, and released the results on May 29. 3,389 out of 9,645 takers passed the CPA Licensure Examinations. The four-day exam covered the following subjects: taxation, regulatory framework for business transactions, auditing, financial accounting and reporting, management advisory services, and advanced financial accounting and reporting.
The CKSians who passed the May CPA board exams are:
- AÑONUEVO, CLAUDINE MARIE O.
- ARRIOLA, PATRICIA ANNE P.
- BANTOL, ALLAN BRYANT S.
- BIELZA, MARELLA EVANS A.
- CAI, MAE ANGELICA D.
- CUA, ANDREW V.
- GUEVARRA, RINA REI S.
- LAMUG, JAN LEMUEL F.
- MACABALLUG, KATHRYN L.
- PANTI, SHARLEEN NIKKA S.
- ROSALES, HELENDEL NICOLLETE L.
- SAGAD, SANTIAGO FRANCISCO III V.
- SAMSON, RACHEL ANNE N.
- SUMALDE, EMERALD JOY C.
Over the years, CKS College has produced various CKSian topnotchers in the CPALE. In May 2015, CKSian Eunice Millicent Li ranked first in the CPA board exams, with a score of 92.29%. Benson Kotah ranked 6th in May 2012, and Jan Marcus Tang ranked 2nd in May 2010. Other CKSian topnotchers are Ms. Elaine Mary Co (15th Placer, May 2006), Mr. Ferdinand Tan (16th Placer, May 2002), Mr. Mark Anthony Ong (16th Placer, October 2001), Mr. Gilbert Lim (16th Placer, October 1996), Ms. Caroly Yu (9th Placer, May 1987), and Mr. Hilario Tan (3rd Placer, October 1986).