The results of this year’s Guidance and Counseling Licensure Examinations administered by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) was finally released last 11 August 2014. From the Ateneo de Naga University Graduate School (specifically from its Guidance and Counseling cluster), 100% or eight out of eight (all first-time takers) passed the said exam.
AdNU College Guidance Counselor Marie Elaine Abad-Florece also made it to the top four, garnering an average rating of 88.15%. This is the first time that a Bicol-based school has made it to the top ten ever since the PRC ran its first Licensure Exam in Guidance and Counseling last August 2008.
From the eight passers, seven are graduates of the pioneer batch of Masters in Education major in Guidance and Counseling – Non-Thesis Track, while one is a graduate of MA in Education major in Guidance and Counseling – Thesis Track.
Since the implementation of the Guidance and Counseling Act of 2004 (RA 9258), the Ateneo de Naga University Graduate School has already produced three Registered Guidance Counselors from its MA in Education major in Guidance and Counseling – Thesis Track Program.
Below is the list of the Licensure Exam passers from AdNU:
MA in Education major in Guidance and Counseling – Non Thesis Track (2014, Pioneer Batch)
1.Marie Elaine Abad-Florece – 4th Placer
Guidance Counselor, College of Engineering, Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City
2. Leusin Quijance Alvarez
Guidance Counselor, Vinzons Pilot High School, Vinzons, Camarines Norte
3. Ellinore Esqueta Espedido
Guidance Counselor, College of Computer Studies, Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City
4. Rebecca Divina Jason
Guidance Counselor, Southern Luzon State University – Judge Guillermo Eleazar, Tagkawayan Campus, Quezon
5. Romulo de Los Santos Lazaro Jr.
Guidance Counselor, Concepcion Pequeña National High School, Naga City
6. Edilyn Rodriguez Marzan
Guidance Counselor, Naga Parochial School, Naga City
7. Marie Angelica Cabanos Paz
Former Guidance Counselor, College Guidance Center, Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City
MA in Education major in Guidance and Counseling – Thesis Track (2014)
8. Sr. Mary Jane Heromis Savarez, OP
Guidance Counselor, Dominican School of Calabanga, Calabanga, Camarines Sur
The performance of the graduates in the Board Exam has further strengthened the university’s resolve to continue working on the Guidance and Counseling’s Program Goal to “facilitate the total personal and professional growth of counselor trainees to meet the guidance and counseling needs in the Bicol Region and the Philippines.”