Tuesday, December 26, 2017

What is conditional pass?

updated (Nov 18, 2018)
original post - 12/26/17, 2:24 PM

Image of a score for a conditional pass.

What is something unique and different that happened for BLEPP 2018?

There was a typhoon that postponed  the 2nd day of the licensure exam for test takers of Baguio City which was rescheduled on 13 November 2018. The result of BLEPP 2018 for all the examinees except Baguio was released on 9 November 2018. The result produced 6 conditional passes for each 6 schools: 

1) Bulacan State University (for BCAT) Malolos
2) New Era University
3) Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela
4) Rizal Technological University
5) University of San Carlos
6) University of Sto. Tomas

After resuming the Nov 13 BLEPP for Baguio City, the result was out after 3 working days (16 Nov 2018) with its own list of top 10,  passing rate, etc.

Below is an excerpt from our Madalas na Tanong (Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ). Definitely it is natural to think and consider yourself you might be conditional with your status  in the recently concluded BLEPP. Perhaps as a way of rationalization or denial, not being able to accept that you failed after all the hardship, effort, financial expenses, emotional investment made to hurdle the licensure exam.

Often we receive query about conditional pass. Here is our way of answering what is conditional pass. If you have other idea or explanation please feel free to post it in the comment section or email us at tinorepaso@gmail.com. 

6) What is conditional pass?
In Section 18 of RA 11029 "An examine who obtains a weighted general average of seventy-five percent (75%) or higher but obtains a rating below sixty percent (60%) in any given subject may retake such subjects within the next two (2) years, and upon obtaining a rating of at least seventy-five percent (75%) in each such subject, shall then be deemed to have passed the licensure examination." 

A case scenario would be an examinee who scored high on all three subjects but got 58% or 59% in one subject often Psychological Assessment, even if the examinee is high on the three subjects (say 85-90%  in all 3 subjects) thus earning a passing mark but failed or low in one of the subjects then the examinee's case  will be conditional. So s/he can retake again  (and should pass) only the subject s/he failed.

Examples of Conditional

A) Example No. 1

59 - Psych Assessment - Conditional and can retake only this subject
85 - TOP
86 - Industrial Psych
86 - Abnormal Psych
75% GWA

B) Example No. 2
76 - Psych Assessment
59 - Abnormal Psych - Conditional and can retake only this subject
82 - Industrial Psych
83 - TOP
75.20% GWA

The word "Conditional" would appear at the bottom/remarks of the GWA that you get from the exam. 

This score may not have 75% passing rate in 2 subjects (72 and 73) but definitely above 60% and was able to get 75.60% since  the scores in Abnormal Psych and Industrial Psych are both high, pulling those scores below 75%.

Another way to check/verify also if you get a conditional status is  by way of checking your school performance - there's a column for conditional (COND). If your school does not have the number or zero (0) appears on the column then your score is not conditional. So even if you pass 2 or 3 subjects but your General Average is below 75% and got the remarked Failed - they you have to retake the licensure exam.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Partial List of Mental Health Services in Metro Manila

This list was shared at Filipino Psychometrician group  from a post asking for psych clinic. We are putting here it so that it can be easily accessible and searchable even to those who are not on Facebook.

We hope to see these kind of lists not only in Manila but also those from major Philippine cities. So comment below if you know of other mental health centers, facilities and services outside Manila.

Please let us know changes and update to improve this information.

Source link - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t9cCNOtSuIpo84OECOUPSUwjVKqdsD8aBhdnSrfVs1c/edit#gid=0 

Partial List of Mental Health Services in Metro Manila by TinoRepaso on Scribd

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

1st International Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Education

1st International Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Education (ICPCE 2018)
3–5 August 2018
Great Eastern Hotel
Quezon City, Philippines

❛Preparing Psychologists, Counsellors, and Educators for the Contemporary Trends of the 21st Century❜

ICPCE 2018 Registration Update
Reservation of slots
PHP 1,000
(This is non-refundable, but transferrable)
Full payment deadline is on 31 May 2018.
Early bird registration: PHP 3,500
(until 31 May 2018)
Onsite registration: PHP 4,000
For questions: email Dennis Relojo (dennis.relojo@gmail.com)
Please visit the conference website for further details:
Visit - http://www.icpce2018.psychreg.org/

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Resources from Advances in the History of Psychology

Advances in the History of Psychology is a news and notes aggregator pertaining to the history of the discipline.

AHP  notifies readers of resources, publications, conferences, and other events or issues of interest to researchers and students of the history of psychology. We make a particular effort to draw attention to content that is “off the beaten track” — i.e., that is in journals or sponsored by scholarly societies beyond those with which most members of the discipline are already familiar. In addition, there’s occasional commentary on topics that are pertinent to the community, as well as series of guest posts. Readers are encouraged to engage with the materials and submit their own comments.














Monday, November 13, 2017

Initial Registration for PRC Central Office

The photo was a screen grab sent to us. So as of posting, the computer system of PRC might not still be live at this time so try again next time. Check also PRC Satellite Offices at Robinson's Malls for the process of registration of board passers. But make sure also to update your online profile once the system is live/ready and do the necessary transaction and online payment.

Initial Registration

  • For registrants, please proceed to the nearest PRC office.

    • Registrants are advised to observe the following steps:
    • Download with this LINK or acquire an oath form at the nearest PRC office and bring the following: 

      1.1 One (1) documentary stamp
      1.2 One (2) passport size picture in plain background with complete name tag (for Registry of Professionals)
      1.3 Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula) 
    • Present duly accomplished or downloaded oath form at designated counter/window (verification officer) for assessment of prescribed fees.
    • Proceed to the cashier window to pay the prescribed fee. Cashiers’ windows are located at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the PRC Annex Bldg and/or at the ground floor of the PRC Main Bldg.. 

      Registration Fee (in PhP)Annual Fee (in PhP)
    • After payment, proceed to the designated Registration counter/window. The Registration Officer will print Registry Sheet with assigned Registration / License Number to be signed and thumb marked by the Registrant.
    • Upon completion of the Registry Sheet, issuance officer shall issue claim slip/stub.
    • Receive claim slip/stub and claim your Professional Identification Card as scheduled indicated on your claim slip/stub.


1. Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal

2. Current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)

3. Two pieces passport size colored picture in white background with complete name tag (for Oath Form and Certificate of Registration)

4. Two (2) pcs of documentary stamps (for Oath Form and Certificate of Registration)

5. One (1) short brown envelope with name and profession

New registrants should come personally to the PRC Central Office or to the nearest
Regional Office to file his/her application for registration and to affix his/her signature on the
registry book.

Applicant for registration under the Special Professional Licensure Board Examination and
those who left for abroad immediately after their examinations or before the results of the
examinations are released shall:

1. Take his/her professional oath before the Philippine Consul.

2. Submit a photocopy of his/her passport pages showing its personal details, date of entry
and departure from the Philippines.

3. Submit a Special Power of Attorney notarized by the Philippine Consul.
Certificates of Registration shall be claimed at the Central Office or the Regional Office where the
application for the same has been filed. Representatives must present Special Power of Attorney
and appropriate identification papers.


Step 1. Accomplish this Oath Form.

Step 2. Pay for two pcs documentary stamps (one stamp on this form and one for the Certificates of Registration at the Customer Service Center.

Step 3. Present duly accomplished oath form for verification of records and assessment at Window 12.

Step 4. Pay prescribed fees at the Cashier.

Step 5. Printing of Registry Sheet - Window 7 Window 8

Step 6. Sign in the Registry Sheet and receive your claim slip at: Window 9 Window 10 Window 11

Source -  http://www.prc.gov.ph/page.aspx?id=4082

Read more here - #FAQGanern: INITIAL 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Practical tips para sa mga graduating na balak mag take ng BLEPP



Source - https://www.facebook.com/psychometricianreviewer/posts/727848370758978 

Practical tips para sa mga graduating na balak mag take ng BLEPP:

1. January pa lang next year, tanungin mo na ang sarili mo pati na rin si Lord kung magte-take ka ba. Kasi maraming naka-enroll na sa review center, pero kalagitnaan ng review season bigla silang aatras kasi na-overwhelm sila at hindi pa pala sila prepared. Wag magpadala sa peer pressure. Kung hindi mo pa feel, wag na muna. Wag impulsive, dapat may plano.

2. Mag-advance reading. Lalo na sa TOP na usually subject kapag 2nd year at natabunan na ng iba pang short term memories. Pangalan lang po ni Freud at unconscious ang maiiwan sa long term memory natin, I swear. His theory is more than that. 1 hour or more a day malaking tulong na. Kesa magbabad sa fb/twitter. At least hindi mo mafi-feel yung "s**t wala pa akong alam" during the review season.

3. Ito importante. Kung may discrepancies pa yung pangalan niyo sa birth certificate (kulang ng letter, wrong spelling etc.), please PAKI-AYOS NA KAAGAD. Pumunta kayo sa civil registrar ng munisipyo niyo. Hindi kino-consider ng PRC kapag may discrepancy sa info ng birth certi and TOR. 2-6 months inaayos yan. Wag kayong gagaya sakin na 2 months before deadline ng filing nag-ayos. Sobrang stressful.

4. Kung balak pagsabayin ang trabaho at review after graduation. GOODLUCK. Kung hindi ino-obliga ng magulang na magtrabaho, wag na lang muna please. Wag pa-ms/mr-independent, tapos iiyak every night kasi mahirap pala. Pero kung ino-obliga ka talaga dahil kailangan, simulan mo na yung number 2. Advance reading. Maraming nagrereview while working at pumasa, but ask them kung madali ba yung pinagdaanan nila. Baka masampal ka nila, hehe.

5. Balak mag review center? The best ang RGO Psychology Review Center! Hindi ba obvious? Haha. Pero seryoso yan. But keep in mind na hindi review center ang magpapasa sa'yo. They're just there to guide, motivate, and challenge you.
Kung balak po magself-review at gawin ang #2 (pati mga magre-review center; opo, hindi po kayo excluded dito), ito po ang books na makakatulong:

a) TOP -Theories of Personality by Schultz
-Theories of Personality by Feist

-Abnormal Psychology by Barlow

c) PSYCH. ASSESSMENT-Psychological Testing and Assessment by Cohen
-Psychological Testing, Principles, Applications, and Issues by Kaplan

d) INDUSTRIAL PSYCH-Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An Applied Approach by Ammodt (basahin niyo lang po ito at pasado na kayo sa I/O Psych. Congrats lol)
Bottom line, plan and be prepared. Cause even the BLEPP topnotchers weren't 100% prepared during the board exam.

Nawa'y nakatulong ito. Goodluck!
- BLEPP2017 Passer/Survivor

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. James 1:2‭-‬8 NLT

(Note - Please check see more for other recommendations, suggestions and tips.)

Salamat sa nag-PM sa atin ng mga tips na ito.