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Squad goals: 3 friends top 2021 physician licensure exam

These friends can’t believe that they are the top three passers of the October 2021 physician licensure exam.

University of the Philippines–Manila students Ian Juyad is at top 1 with a score of 87.5%, while Geremiah Llanes and Jian Leal tie at top 2 with 87.42%.

According to Jun Veneracion’s “24 Oras” report Friday, Ian was praying the rosary with his family when he learned that he topped the exam.

As shown on a video clip taken at his home, after he got a phone call from his girlfriend, who also passed, he jumped, hugged his family, and knelt out of joy. 

According to Ian, he plans to teach and has no plans to work abroad. “As a scholar, sa kanila po galing ito, so we have to really give back. It’s our duty,” said the UP Manila graduate.

Geremiah, meanwhile, said after telling his family that he passed, he checked the list of topnotchers.

“So binuksan ko po ’yung document, tapos sabi ko lang talaga, ‘what?’ As in hindi ako makapaniwala kaming tatlong magkakaibigan ’yung nasa top two na spots,” he said.

For Jian, he was just happy that it was he and his friends who topped the list.

“The fact na hindi lang po ako, na kasama ko si Jed at si Ian doon sa top ba, parang nag-times two or times three ’yung saya kasi, wala eh … kami ’yun eh,” said Jian.

A total of 1,677 out of 2,302 examinees passed the October 2021 Physician Licensure Exam, according to the Professional Regulation Commission. – RC, GMA News