A couple of Dabawenyos have come up with a great new blog: PRC Board Exam Results. The idea germinated from the super-active minds of Winston Almendras (Batang Yagit) and Jehzeel Laurente (JehzLau Concepts). Only this month, Winston came up with the working site, with the objective of providing a centralized repository that provides nursing board exam results, among others. And then Jehz picked up on it right away, believing that it would provide a timely service to the burgeoning number of professionals in the Philippines. Immediately, they transferred the blog site to its own domain, prcboardexamresults.com.
Jehz says that the blog’s objective is “to deliver fast, on-time and accurate exam results” via an “easy-to-browse and user-friendly GUI“. The best feature of the blog site is its SMS subscription service. Whenever there are professionals’ exam results coming out from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), subscribers are notified of the latest exam results on their mobile phones. The interface was designed by Jehz, and the SMS gateway was developed by Winston.
The PRC official website is reportedly unavailable on many occasions, so that it’s not a very reliable source of information for expectant examinees. But with the PRC Board Exam Results blog, Filipino examinees now have a single, centralized portal upon which to check their exam results. Board exams for nurses, teachers, and other professionals are included. In the near future, Jehz says that they will also include results from the bar exam.
They’ve been getting quite an impressive amount of traffic already. In only a few days since launch (23 October 2007), the blog’s pageviews now stand at almost 54,000 from nearly 5,800 visitors. Their SMS and email subscribers have also breached the one-thousand mark, according to Jehz. This blog is definitely here to stay, and it’s proudly Davao made!
Jehz is a graduate of the University of Southeastern Philippines, while Winston is currently a 5th-year student at the Ateneo de Davao University. They were both scholars of the Department of Science and Technology when they were in high school. These two 21-year-olds definitely have a bright future ahead of them! With each possessing technical skills in information technology and a good head for business, the world is definitely their playground.