Marcia Pilapil Butastas, a Biliranon and graduate of University of San Carlos, ranked 10th in the CPA board exam.
Marcia Pilapil Butastas, a Biliranon and graduate of University of San Carlos, ranked 10th in the CPA board exam.

By BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 4:30 PM, November 03, 2017
Last Updated 03:23 PM, November 04, 2017

NAVAL, Biliran – Nobody expected that a graduate of a barangay high school in one of the towns of Biliran province will be among the topnotchers in the recent CPA board examination.

Marcia Pilapil Butastas ranked 10th in the exam with a rating of 89.33 percent.

Marcia Pilapil Butastas, 21 years old, graduated at Tabunan National High School in Almeria , Biliran on 2012.

Butastas graduated as Magna Cum Laude at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City with the degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

“I did not expect to land in top 10,” Marcia said because she was bothered by her health condition at the time she took the board exam. It was prayer to God and smart studying which served as my armor in taking the CPA board exam.

Marcia Pilapil Butastas, a graduate of University of San Carlos, ranked 10th in the exam with a rate of 89.33 percent.
Marcia Pilapil Butastas, a graduate of University of San Carlos, ranked 10th in the exam with a rate of 89.33 percent.

Marcia, who is the daughter of Raul Butastas and Elsa Pilapil, advised those who aspire to become topnotchers to believe in God and in themselves.

“Always seek for the reasons of what you have struggled and not to lose sight of one’s goal, ” Butastas further said to a spring topnotchers.

The PRC announced that 4,511 out of 14,816 passed the exams given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi Lucena, Tacloban and Tuguegarao last October 2017.

October 2017 CPA Board Exam Topnotchers!

October 2017 CPA Board Exam Topnotchers!
October 2017 CPA Board Exam Topnotchers!

TRIVIA. Did you know? In 2014 Rommel Rhino Edusma, a Biliranon, topped the 2014 CPA licensure exam with a rating of 94.57 percent. Out of Tacloban, survivor tops CPA board exams

– BiliranIsland.com

5 COMMENTS

  1. Congrats Marcia Pilapil Butastas, dakong dungog ug garbo ang imung gihatag sa Biliran labi na sa Tabunan Almeria! God bless you

  2. # EVERYONES GOAL….. support system from grassroot level like Teachers ,PTCA, LGU the congressman time and finances in expossing her to the healthy fields of NGO(MTAP) comptition, with the cash prize used to pay her intrance to the USC… Kinship friends trust, doors in the city was through cousin Shea Eala with the permit of parent Raul Butastas and PRAYERS of ELSA PILAPIL…. Marcia MANAGES LABOR…. Qualified and PASSED ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP IN THE THREE PRESTIGIOUS SCHOOLS here in Cebu City choice the one with financial allowance which she later gave-up and use the MTAP cash prize for intrance to USC, joined the working students for a year or little more(she had a tutorial Job) while waiting slot and graduated Academic Scholar…. Some media gives crammy when AUTHENTIC COVERAGE SHOWS AN EXCELLENT RESULT OF MINORITY GOOD CONTRIBUTION…..

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