JMCFI yields 15 new RSWs from September 2023 exam

In the recent September 2023 Licensure Examination for Social Workers, 15 JMArian board takers have officially become Registered Social Workers (RSWs).

On Monday, September 25, 2023, the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) released its official list of successful test takers.

The names of the new JMarian Social Workers are as follows:

  • Queen Marie Rendon, RSW
  • Ava Marie L. Marzonia, RSW
  • Patrick C. Doropan, RSW
  • Loricel D. Cabale, RSW
  • Rondave Arabilla, RSW
  • Zahira M. Asuncion, RSW
  • Yzrah-bin M. Hassan, RSW
  • Lynde Amor L. Pagaduan, RSW
  • Rowena E. Espuertas, RSW
  • Edmund F. Bada, RSW
  • Greisanyl L. Abas, RSW
  • Kristin Vidal Tesorero, RSW
  • Jessa Mae B. Portillano, RSW
  • Lenevic M. Poresores, RSW
  • Hannah U. Manding, RSW

JMarian social workers narrated how they prepared for the board exam.

Nag-enroll ko for review center, but akoang review center is through online, so ako lang ang nalahi sa amoang batch kay nag face to face sila,” Rondave Arabilla, one of the takers shared.

Queen Marie Rendon, another taker, shared that she first consolidated all the requirements she needed to attend review center classes. “Also, I prepared all the major books na needed din po sa review,” Rendon further said.

In an interview with The JMarian, new RSWs generally found the exam to be a bit difficult.

Lisud if wala ka niagi og review. Wala man nako gina-discourage nga mag-self study, pero dako jud kaayo og tabang ang review center,” Patrick C. Doropan, another taker, said.

It’s quite difficult lalo na yung SWPP kasi halos Roman numeral yung choices,” Hannah U. Manding, another taker, revealed.

According to the PRC, 3,878 out of 6,833 test takers passed the examination, given by the Board for Social Workers in Metro Manila, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calapan, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Kidapawan, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Palawan, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga earlier this month.

The results were released three (3) working days after the last day of examination was held.


  • Lord Vincent Van Mendoza

    Vince is the student publication adviser of The JMarian. His journalism experience includes being a student writer, an associate editor, and a chief editor in his collegiate publication. He is a licensed professional teacher (LPT), Davao event host and spinner, digital marketing specialist, trainer, keynote speaker, and writer. He is digitally known as the 'Digital Lourd' of Davao city, Philippines.