SBC ranks 4th in Social Worker Licensure Exam 2021; SW graduate in the top notch

St. Bridget College radiated brilliant light as Bridgetine Social Workers reaped laurels in the Social Work Licensure Examination (SWLE) held on August 24-26, 2021.

Based on the result that the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) released on September 2, St. Bridget College ranked fourth in list of Top Performing Schools in the said Social Work board exam.

Among the 100 Social Work schools with board takers, SBC is included in the top in terms of overall performance as it garnered 83.33 passing percentage for its 12 examinees.

Moreover, a Bridgetine Social Work graduate, Angel Grace A. Atienza, emerged as Top 10 in the roster of topnotchers and successful examinees.

Atienza, an academic achiever and active leader of their batch, graduated cum laude and  recipient of other awards including SBC Bayanihan Award for Active Participation in Extra Curricular Activities (Medal), SBC Leadership Award (Medal), and St. Mary Euphrasia Award (Certificate).

Nine other Bridgetine Social Work graduates of Batch 2020 and 2006 made it in the licensure exam.

These include Ariane Joy P.  Anoñuevo, Rose Marie F. Bayeta, Dondon E. Borbon, Ederlyn M. De Chavez, Richelle B. Evangelista, Vanieza Joy S. Galario, Iea Joy M. Lira, Gingerlyne D. Panganiban and Angela M. Cay of Batch 2006.  

A total of 1,621 examinees took the licensure exam but only 612 successful examinees passed with 37.75% passing percentage.

Sharing her thoughts about the achievement of the institution and the Social Work Program, Mrs. Rona T. Mendez, Social Work program chairperson, said that St. Bridget College has been consistent with its high passing rate and garnered 100% passing percentage for eight consecutive years.

Grateful for the achievement, she recognized the value of the Social Work enhancement programs, training of partner agencies in Field Instruction courses, and assistance of Social Work alumni in the preparation of Social Work graduates for the board exam.

Meanwhile, Dr. Amor Borbon, college dean, also expressed her joy as she congratulated the Social Work board passers.

According to her, the institution is deeply blessed by the honor that they have given to St. Bridget College. “This is truly a great inspiration for us to work on achieving our mission in this time of pandemic,” she further added.

Jade Kathleen A. Dolor