SIXTEEN graduates from Cebu colleges and universities are among the top 10 passers of the Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) given last May 30 and 31.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Tuesday that 9,707 of 17,891 examiners passed the licensure exam.

Nine of the 16 Cebuanos in top 10 are from Cebu Normal University, two from Cebu Doctors' University, two from Velez College, and one each from Cebu City Medical Center, St. Paul College Foundation Inc., and University of Cebu-Banilad.

Below is the list of Top 10 passers:

1. Benedict Rey Montas Serrano (Bicol University-Legazpi) -- 86.40

2. Charlyn Montebon Villa (Riverside College) -- 86.20

3. Marinell Ala Atos (Bicol University-Legazpi) -- 85.60

Kevin Ritardo Babia (Southern Luzon State University-Lucban)

Christine Mae Abrogena Galeon (Our Lady of Fatima University-Quezon City)

4. Regine Agana Betita (West Visayas State University-La Paz) -- 85.20

Erika Sarrosa Bicol (West Visayas State University-La Paz)

Mariah Monica Lopez Condeno (Catanduanes State University-Virac)

Michelle Abby Calixtro Maranan (Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela)

Liezel Kate Pabillo Sindol (West Visayas State University-La Paz)

Danielle Ann Kapili Suarez (Cebu Normal University)

5. Devin Edjohn Michael Aguelo Aballe (Cebu Doctor's University) -- 85.00

Alexis John Solomon Castro (University of Pangasinan)

Janesca Lara Montero Comilang (Centro Escolar University-Makati)

Euben Hope Olaso Gamutan (University of Bohol)

Darwana Adin Ibbang (Ateneo de Zamboanga)

Ma. Rejena Grace Caballero Palatan (Cebu City Medical Center)

Arielle Joy Brillantes Rosales (Cebu Normal University)

Nina Leoves Sabardan (Xavier University)

6. Julius Bryan Cristobal Abesamis (San Beda College) -- 84.80

Kristine Marie Manlapas Basas (Bicol University-Daraga)

Keren Joy Tuban Compelio (Benguet State University-La Trinidad)

Kerima Danica Lising Gayo (University of the Philippines-Manila)

John Dene Patrick Rocero Job (Makati Medical Center)

Krissa Mae Duco Lapiz (Holy Name University - former Divine Word-Tagbilaran)

Tazmeen Amin Mariwa (Notre Dame of Jolo College)

Mikaela Marie Baluyut Medina (Angeles University Foundation)

7. Al-gian Mendoza Dialogo (Universidad de Santa Isabel (Col de Sta. Isabel) -- 84.60

Jada Bianca Giray Diaz (Perpetual Help College of Manila)

Chara Maive Amor Torres Gabiana (Cebu Normal University)

Karla Patrician Ganagana Giorla (Chinese General Hospital Colleges)

Suharto Tulawie Jundam (Manila Tytana Colleges Inc. - former Manila Doctors College)

Ma. Therese Lafayette Hernandez Magtibay (Philippine Women's University-Manila)

Daisyrie Aidyl Tan Pamogas (University of the Philippines School of Health and Sciences-Leyte)

Jake Quilaton Taladro (Saint Paul College Foundation Inc. - Cebu St. Paul College)

Elmera May Layola Toledo (De la Salle University-Health Sciences Institute)

Tarquin Orpheus Batucan Tomada (Mindanao Sanitarium & Hospital College of Medical Arts Foundation)

Ma. Kristel Rose Orteza Vesagas (Ateneo de Zamboanga)

8. Carla Mae Borongan Abrigo (Silliman University) -- 84.40

Elisha Gine Bagalanon Andales (Cebu Normal University)

Camille Agustin Billote (University of Pangasinan)

Cathlyn Mae Canda Carlos (University of La Salette-Santiago)

Rose Jessamae Montaus Cultura (Cebu Doctors' University)

Cristhine Jane Bantugon de Castro (Lyceum of the Philippines-Batangas Inc.)

Mika Marie Saturinas Desiderio (Velez College)

Fleurdelyn Manguiat Garing (De la Salle University-Lipa)

Ellaine Gayle Pielago Imperio (Southern Luzon State University-Lucban)

Jean Soriano Laluan (University of Pangasinan)

John Anthony Alboleras Ngo (Southville International School and Colleges)

Christine Joy Camilotes Roferos (Cebu Normal University)

Rencel Finnos Valdez Sabog (Benguet State University-La Trinidad)

Frances May Tayhopon Soberano (West Visayas State University-La Paz)

Gienel Alodia Bautista Tatlongmaria (Adventist University of the Philippines)

Carlo Magno Corpus Vistro (Mariano Marcos State University-Batac)

9. Aira Mae Aguila Asagra (Chinese General Hospital Colleges) -- 84.20

Dominic Romero Asuncion (University of Saint Louis-Tuguegarao)

Ma. Fesa Arbis Barrio (West Visayas State University-La Paz)

Jansel Jayme Buencaloloy (Cebu Normal University)

Louanne Tracy Cruz Calixijan (University of Perpetual Help System-Laguna)

Kate Lowin Aben Cardona (University of Pangasinan)

Elleine Ruth Rabino Canero (University of the Cordilleras)

Dennis Nuneza Del Mar (Dr. Yanga's Colleges Inc.)

Dayanara Galpo Dimatulac (Bicol University-Legazpi)

John Paolo Jacaban Espina (University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center)

Sarah Santos Estrada (University of Pangasinan)

Alben Balen Fernandez (University of Pangasinan)

Michelle Ann Hamor Hilis (Bicol University-Legazpi)

Trisha Camille Arante Lagrito (Xavier University)

Stephanie Javellana Locsin (Iloilo Doctors' College)

Marc Anthony Talagtag Manalili (Bataan Peninsula State University-Balanga)

Joji Mheple Bragado Mangiyo (University of the Cordilleras)

Mary Frances Uy Penalosa (Velez College)

Kimberley Kaye Bureros Sosmena (Chinese General Hospital Colleges)

Ma. Jella Mirabel Turallo (Bicol Univeristy-Legazpi)

Aaron Tibay Vinluan (Far Eastern University-Manila)

10. Alexandra Marie Molano Allanigue (Angeles University Foundation) -- 84.00

Darwin Anthony Dela Cruz Antigua (Gordon College - former Olongapo City College)

Sabrina Kristine Amil Avancena (Silliman University)

Charmaine Rose Jean Lim Bayan (Ateneo de Zamboanga)

Ma. Gay Bronda Biscaro (West Visayas State University-La Paz)

Mabelle Blancada Consulta (Bicol University-Legazpi)

Ruel Ray Chan Cuay (Xavier University)

Joanna Francessca Lozada De Matias (West Visayas State University-La Paz)

Ma. Paola Joy Pangilinan Esposo (Wesleyan University-Philippines-Cabanatuan City)

Jomarie Mhel Papaya Himor (Ateneo de Zamboanga)

Jezreel Bon Tianzon Juanitez (Olivarez College-Paranaque)

Josua Casingal Lacsina (Arellano University-Pasay)

Renee Camille Lumeran Laguda (Cebu Normal University)

Llybe Kristen Sabuga Lobido (Xavier University)

Rodilyn Anne Dela Cruz Maravillo (Perpetual Help College of Manila)

Carmela Lea Reciproco Mira (University of Makati)

Liana Monique Puspos San Lorenzo (De la Dalle University-Health Sciences Institute)

Dann Francis Bacusmo Sarnillo (University of Cebu-Banilad)

Jasafe Rinon Ong Taborada (Cebu Normal University)

Kathlyn Orozco Tan (Cebu Normal University)

Nico Eulogio Parungao Tiu (Angeles University Foundation)

Here's the complete list of passers:

Nursing Licensure Exam May 2015 by Sun.Star Philippine news

The exam was given last May 30-31 in the cities of Manila, Bacolod, Baguio, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

The PRC said that those who will register for the issuance of Professional Identification Card and Certificate of Registration are required to pay the initial registration fee of P600 and annual registration fee of P450 for 2015-2018.

They were also told to bring the following:

* Duly accomplished oath form

* Current Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)

* One passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag)

* Two sets of metered documentary stamps

* One short brown envelope with name and profession

(Sunnex)