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Hard work pays off

PHINMA Education is proud to be part of the journey of over 60,000 graduates since it began its mission to make lives better through education in 2004. The network  has an 80% average first-time passing rate for licensure exams, with some 80% of students getting hired within a year of graduation. It has also had 104 Filipino board exam topnotchers over the past 17 years. Beyond their academic and professional achievements, our alumni are strong contributors to their communities not just here but also abroad. Meet some of our alumni below!

The quality of PHINMA’s graduates has been proven time and time again and the story of these people will surely help shape and inspire future generations. With PHINMA’s help, and these previous students’ hard work, they have now reached new highs, some of them even giving back to the their Alma Mater and paying it forward to the future generations.

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When his father – who would sell balut and taho to support the family – passed away, he made Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija’s Freedom Park home for most of his high school years.

That changed when PHINMA Araullo University found him in 2013, the same year he joined us as a Presidential Scholar. For the next four years, he would use his monthly allowance to pick up where his father left off, sending his sister to school and providing for the family’s daily needs.

Leonard graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, Major in English.

Currently, he’s now on his mission of #MakingLivesBetter to many students as an instructor at PHINMA AU. Moreover, one of his brothers is already a senior high graduate of AU. He is currently an incoming 2nd year college student in AU and his sister will graduate this year. 


Dr. Elmer C. Perez is currently the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of PHINMA Saint Jude College, and formerly the Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs. He also served as the Director of the Center for Research, Planning and Quality Assurance. He is an accreditor of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) assigned to evaluate Student Services and Social Orientation and Community Involvement areas. Likewise, he is one of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation (PSERE) Inc. 

Dr. Perez, being a certified nurse who had a Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Nursing and Doctor of Philosophy, teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at PHINMA SJC. Dr. Perez who hails from Bulacan is happily married to Imelda Salazar Perez, with two sons James Benedict and Paulo.


April graduated as a competitive student as she became TOP 6 in the PRC Licensure Examination for Teachers, September 2015. A recipient of the Presidential Scholarship (the most prestigious scholarship in the University). During her time, she was a semi-finalist in the search for The Outstanding Students of Iloilo Awards 2015 (TOSIA). 

In addition, she served as the editor-in-chief of the UI Star Publication, the university’s official student publication. She also volunteered as one of the Citizen Journalists for Rappler during the May 2016 National Elections.

Presently, she is an Associate Member of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines and a faculty of PHINMA UI.

Araullo University Featured Student - SARDAN, LEONARD JR. E
Dr. Elmer Perez of Saint Jude College
University of Iloilo Featured Staff - APRIL JOY G. GAQUIT

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