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Cordilleran Pride: Two Topnotchers in the Dentist Board Exams

Pines City College's Jacob Manabat & University of Baguio's Alyssa Tagata shine as topnotchers in November 2023 & January 2024 Dentist Board exams.

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Witness Cordilleran excellence as Jacob Manabat from Pines City College and Alyssa Tagata from the University of Baguio emerge as topnotchers in the November 2023 and January 2024 Dentist Board exams.

In a significant achievement for Cordillera universities, Jacob David Manabat from Pines City College and Ma. Alyssa Carlos Tagata from the University of Baguio have emerged as outstanding performers in the November 2023 and January 2024 Dentist Board exams.

Mastering the Phases: A Challenge Spanning Two Months

The Dentist Board exam, held in November 2023 and January 2024, presented a comprehensive challenge: a written test from November 28-30, 2023, and a practical phase from January 4-11, 2024. Across Metro Manila, testing centers witnessed the determined efforts of aspiring dentists, including the two remarkable Cordilleran graduates.

Top 10 Triumph: Jacob David Manabat and Ma. Alyssa Carlos Tagata

In a striking display of expertise, Jacob David Manabat secured the fifth spot with an outstanding 82.04% rating, while Ma. Alyssa Carlos Tagata claimed the eighth position with an impressive overall score of 81.63%.

Institutional Pride: Pines City College and the University of Baguio Celebrate

The ripple effect of success reached the halls of their respective alma maters, as they proudly celebrated the achievements of their esteemed alumni. The institutions expressed heartfelt congratulations, attributing the success to the dedication and passion displayed by Manabat and Tagata. This recognition underscores the integral role that educational foundations play in shaping future professionals.

Board of Dentistry: Guardians of Integrity

The Board of Dentistry, led by Officer-in-Charge Dr. Merlin A. Go and composed of dedicated members, including Dr. Melinda L. Garcia, Dr. Rodolfo R. Drapete, Dr. Carlito D. Paragas, and Dr. Gloria M. Bumanlag, stands as the custodian of professional standards. Their commitment ensures the transparency and integrity of the licensure process, elevating the credibility of the dental profession.

A Triumph Recognized: The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) adds another layer of credibility to this triumph. Within four working days after the exams, the PRC released the complete results, reinforcing accountability and transparency in the licensure process. This timely disclosure further instills confidence in the fairness of the evaluation.

Celebrating Excellence: A Cordilleran Legacy

In conclusion, the success of Jacob David Manabat and Ma. Alyssa Carlos Tagata in the November 2023 and January 2024 Dentist Board exams stands not only as a personal triumph but as a testament to the academic excellence fostered by Cordillera universities.

As these graduates embark on their professional journeys, the Cordillera region celebrates their achievements and looks forward to the contributions they will make to the field of dentistry. This story of triumph not only reflects individual dedication but also marks a proud chapter in the legacy of Cordilleran academic excellence.


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