Nursing Board Exam (NLE) 2020 Schedule, Coverage, Requirements

In accordance with the Republic Act No.7164 otherwise known as the Philippine Nursing Act of 1991, all applicants for a license to practice nursing shall be required to pass a written examination given by the PRC Board of Nursing. To comply with this law, the Professional Regulation Commission and the Professional Regulatory Board for Nursing conducts the Nurses Licensure Examination (NLE) twice a year, usually in the months of June and November. To accommodate applicants for the June and November 2019 NLE, the PRC announced the schedule of exam, the opening of the online processing, and the deadline for filing of applications.


Nursing Board Exam Schedule for 2020

DATESTART OF ONLINE PROCESSINGDEADLINE IN FILING
May 31-Jun 1, 2020Mar 2, 2020Apr 30, 2020
Nov 21-22, 2020Aug 21, 2020Oct 19, 2020

The official NLE result is expected to be released fourteen (14) working days after the last day of the examination.

NLE Online Application

The PRC requires applicants to secure an appointment before going to any PRC office to file your application. To set an appointment and pay the application fee, use the PRC’s Licensure Examination and Registration Information System (LERIS). You can access the LERIS via http://online.prc.gov.ph/. If you are facing difficulties in using the system, please refer to our online board exam application guide.

Qualifications

Under Section 13 of the Philippine Nursing Act of 1991, any applicant for the nursing board exam must meet the following qualifications at the time of filing his or her application:

  • He or she must be a citizen of the Philippines;
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the issuance of a certificate of registration;
  • Must be in good health and is of good moral character; and
  • He or she is a holder of a bachelor′s degree in nursing from a college or university duly recognized by the proper government agency.

NLE Requirements

For first timer NLE examinees, they must submit the following documentary requirements at the PRC office on their respective appointment dates:

First Time Takers

  • Birth certificate issued by the PSA/NSO (Original and Photocopy)
  • For married female applicants, provide a copy of your marriage contract issued by the PSA
  • Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
  • Duly-notarized copies of the summary of Related Learning Experience (RLE) and OR & DR cases
    • Minor Scrubs – 3
    • Delivery Room Handled – 3
    • Assisted – 3
    • Cord Dressing – 3
    • If under CMO 30 – Certificate of Undertaking
    • Notarized Certificate of Undertaking (CMO #14 Series of 2009 )
  • Payment fee of Php 900.00

Repeaters

For NLE repeaters, please provide the same documentary requirements above except for the copies of the summary of Related Learning Experience (RLE) and OR & DR cases. The exam application fees are as follows:

  • Php 900.00 – complete
  • Php 450.00 – conditioned / removal

Nursing Board Exam Coverage

The Philippine Nurses Licensure Examination is consists of five parts namely:

  1. Nursing Practice 1 – Community Health Nursing
  2. Nursing Practice II – Care of Healthy/At Risk Mother and Child
  3. Nursing Practice III – Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part A)
  4. Nursing Practice IV –  Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part B)
  5. Nursing Practice V –  Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part C)

The examination draws basic knowledge, skills and attitude in the major subject areas i.e. Fundamentals of Nursing including professional adjustments, maternal and child nursing, community health and communicable disease nursing, nursing of adolescents, adults and aged, mental health and psychiatric nursing.

Passing Grade

To pass the examination and become a registered nurse, an examinee must obtain a general average rating of at least seventy-five percent (75%) with a rating of not below sixty percent (60%) in any subject. If he or she achieve the passing score or higher but gets a rating below sixty percent (60%) in any given subject, he/she must take the examination again, but only in the subject or subjects where he or she rated below sixty percent (60%).

129 thoughts on “Nursing Board Exam (NLE) 2020 Schedule, Coverage, Requirements”

  1. Hi, I took the NLE last June and Dec 2011 and Dec 2013. Sadly, I failed the exam. I wont blame anyone but myself because I was not that serious to take the boards back then and there was a refresher policy and the exam was limited up to 3 takes only. Therefore, I lost my interest in taking the board exam. Fast forward, I recently found out that you can take the NLE as much as you which gave me hope.
    My only dilemma is I am a 2011 graduate and already married. I am just wondering if the PRC would require me to change my TOR to my married name although its been 9 yrs ago (married last 2017) or presenting the marriage certificate is enough. I hope someone would shed a light on this so I can process my application without a fuss. Thanks!

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  2. Ask ko lng po kung meron may alam ng schedule ng exam for 2020. I plan to take the exam this June sana, 2016 po ako graduate. Ung mga cases ko naman eh, notarized na sya nung grumaduate ako, valid pa ba un? And ung sa TOR po ba need talaga nakalagay for Board exam purpose?

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  3. ask ko lang po kung ano na po gagamiting surname pag ngfile ulit for nle.married name na po ba? kasi po mga credentials ko and noong last take ko single pa po ako..magffile na po sna ako this nov exam.. salamat po sa makakasagot.. Godbless!

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    • Ako din e,,,kukuha pa lng me TOR uli s school, repeater ako..di ko din alam kng papapalitan ko n b sa married name TOR ko kso bka maapektuhan ung diploma and other credentials ko..will take sana Nov. 2019 NLE..sana may mkatulong po sa min

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  4. Ask ko lang po paano po kung hindi mo maopen yung application form mo para sa online kasi nakalimutan mo yung password. Ok lang ba direct na sa prc? Hindi na kasi ako maka access.

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  5. Hello, hope you can give me advise. I graduated in 2009 but didn’t take the licensure exam. Ngayon, I plan to take it this 2020 ang problem is hindi ko na makita ang mga RLE cases ko way back. Paano kaya pwede ko gawin moving forward? I really want to take the NLE. 🙁

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  6. hello po .. ask ko lng if pwede pa mgfile sa last week ng october para sa retaker?
    OFW po ako last week ng oct. pa vacation ko. pwede pa kaya ako mkahabol?

    thank you .

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    • Hello..may sinusunod po tayong schedule sa PRC kung ano pong pinost nila doon yun po yung susundin natin, which is OCT 17,2019 po yung last filing/deadline sa mag tetake ngayong Nov. 16-17,2019.

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  7. hi magtatanong lang po ako, kailangan ba ng bagong otr with board examination purposes?okay na po ba ung email lang pag nakaregistered na?kz ndi aq makaproceed dahil hindi naman po aq magrerenew ng prc id.

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    • I just wanna ask an advice. I was a graduate of BSN last 2011, but then I haven’t take the local board exam yet because of some personal issues. I just wanna know if my OR/DR cases still valid? Or what would be the steps that I can do in order to go back in our nursing profession because I wanna take the board this November.

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      • Diane, still valid. Mine is 2008 and I took board exam last November and will take again this November but withour OR/DR now.goodluck

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        • Hello po, ask ko lang.. same case po, graduated ako ng 2011 and hnd pa nagtatake. Yung cases kasi na binigay ni school sakin is certified photocopy na with notarized, pero dated 2011 expired ng 2012..valid pa po ba yun? Or need ko ipanotarized ulit?
          Salamat po

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        • hi po ..ask ko lng if pwede pa mg file sa last week of october for retaker.my vacation start po sa october pwde pa kaya ako makahabol?
          thank you po..

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  8. Hi All, Nursing grad ako 2007 and exam repeater, May schedule ako sa Friday July 26 (Robinson’s) to submit my requirements. Update ko kayo sa requirements! Goodluck satin sa November! 🙂

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    • Hi..pls do post here ng requirements 2008 grad ako at retaker..last 2008 ung huling exam ko…pa ask na din if gagamitin ung surname ko ng pagkadalaga or married na kc married na po ako…thank u po…Godbless and ingats!!!

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      • I also have the same dilemma kasi maiden name ko niregister ko sa online application since ayun yung ginamit ko na name from my previous boards which was last july 2011, dec 2011 and dec 2013. Alam ko kasi may records naman sila ng mga previous examinees. I am a retaker too and planning to take the exam on nov 2020. Unfortunately, hindi ako makapag proceed sa application since there is no instruction for change of marital status and name sa website (for PRC or registered professionals lang). Hindi ko alam if sa 2×2 pic dapat yung maiden parin or the married name na sa tag. I emailed the licensing, and legal divison office for inquiries. I am still waiting for their response. Because I don’t want to delay everything. Troublesome lalo na when I need to focus on reviewing and preparing for the board exam.

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    • Hi.. what if ang meron lang po ako ay photocopy ng birtcert ko.. retakers po ako ang nka schedule na po ako mag file bukas.. ty po sa asap na sasagot..

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    • Good day po. Tanong KO lang po kung ano ng mga requirements for the retakers… Kc po I just took up my last NLE last Dec. 2010… I just planned po kc n magtake ulit… Thank you po Sa makakasagot… Bhod bless…

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  9. Gud day po..Gusto q po sana mgtake ng nle kso problems q po ung or & dr cases q, 2008 graduate po aq at d q po naasikaso cases q noon, ask lng po kung totoo po ba ung sabi sa skul na d na pwd ung old cases q? Nid q po daw mg comply ulit ng 25 or & dr cases this current year,, mgbyad ng c.i and hospital affiliation fee.my memo na po ba na bawal na gamitin ung old cases? Nkakapanghinayang lng ksi mauuwi lng sa wala ang pinghirapan q sa apat na taon.

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  10. I have also the same situation. I graduated 2010, yet pa ako nakakapagtake ng board nor nakapag apply.
    May chance pa ba na makapag board?
    Need pa din ba yung OR and DR cases?

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  11. Hi im plan to take NLE this coming kaso po nakalimutan k n po kng nakailan n ako nag abroad n kc ako at n focus s trabaho pero nagamit k nmn ang magging nurse un nga lng under board tska ok lng b n ung mga dating RLE TOR n luma ang gamitin ko let, tnx po

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    • nawala ko po kasi yung NOA ko year 2014 pa. Im plan to take this coming NLE. okey lang ba kahit wala na yung NOA for repeater? tyi.

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  12. Good morning!

    I have a question, meron po bang deadline from graduation date to take the NLE? I have a friend who graduated BSN in 2012 but have not yet taken the board exam. She’s planning to take it this year, for the first time, but we’re not sure if PRC would allow her to take since she’s already 7 years away from her graduation date.

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    • Ang grounds for not letting an individual to take any licensure examination sa Philippines if he/she is proven guilty to anything which is against the law, or in short has a criminal case. If wala naman, just proceed to the online registration, to set an appointment (no walk-ins anymore, mag set ka appoint prior going to prc branch of your choice), bring your OTR, PSA, Passport size I.D. with name tag and at least 2 valid I.D. Passport and Cedula would be fine. It would cost you 900 pesos only plus some coins for the photocopies. Anyways I hope I was able to answer your quiries.

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      • Good day po. Tanong KO lang po kung ano ng mga requirements for the retakers… Kc po I just took up my last NLE last Dec. 2010… I just planned po kc n magtake ulit… Thank you po Sa makakasagot… Bhod bless…

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  13. Nag exam po last 2008 for NLE then I failed, afterward hindi pa ulet ako nag tatake ng exam. Should i take any refresher course ??or not? any idea po?
    Same process lang din ba katulad ng mga repeater?

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  14. Ask ko lang po kasi, ongoing yung correction ng birth certification pero yung nakalagay na sa TOR ko e yung tamang name ko na. Pwede po kaya yun? Marerecognize po kaya yun sa filling ng requirements?

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  15. hello poh ofw poh aku retaker wla n poh previous NOA ko,gustu ko poh magexam this year or next year para my time to review p po, pahelp po aku kailangan p poh b magrefresher course at if ever poh makapagregester online required p po ba appearance s prc office incase hnd poh kc aku pwd umuwi ng twice in a year..thank u poh

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    • No need for refesher course. No online registration. You have to file in person sa PRC no idea if you send a representive.

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    • Hi, you’ll be ask for an appointment online at https://online.prc.gov.ph/.
      I am an OFW too from KSA I am not sure if i’ll be in this page again soI just want to inform you if you are currently working around KSA you can take the board exam there which i am not informed kaya sayang.. pero ikaw, take the opportunity total you’re out of the country nmn na. don’t miss the chance.

      If you plan to take the board here in the Philippines nmn, new NOA will be given to you once you file for the examination. God bless.

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  16. Hi po.. Ask KO LNG po if pwede Pa po gamitin ung old tor year 2012 pa. para po sna sa nle exam ngayong June.. Salamat po

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    • The TOR must have the “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY” if wala you need to request a new one sa school mo kung saan ka nag BSN. Usually 3-4 weeks ang release ng TOR.

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    • Hi, for filing po for retakers, hiningi po sakin
      TOR copy (bring the original)
      NSO b.certifcate copy (if your name isn’t clear kung may copy po kayo ng local b.cert would be better)
      2×2 pic with white background and nametag.

      God bless.

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      • Hi, you’ll be ask for an appointment online at https://online.prc.gov.ph/.
        for filing po for retakers, hiningi po sakin
        TOR copy (bring the original) don’t forget po for the purpose FOR BOARD EXAMINATION requested from the registrar of your school,
        NSO b.certifcate copy (if your name isn’t clear kung may copy po kayo ng local b.cert would be better)
        2×2 pic with white background and nametag.
        God bless and Good lucK!

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      • Hi, you’ll be ask for an appointment online at https://online.prc.gov.ph/.
        for filing po for retakers, hiningi po sakin
        TOR copy (bring the original) don’t forget po for the purpose FOR BOARD EXAMINATION requested from the registrar of your school,
        NSO b.certifcate copy (if your name isn’t clear kung may copy po kayo ng local b.cert would be better)
        2×2 pic with white background and nametag.
        God bless and Good lucK!

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    • hello po..wanna ask if klangan pa po ko magtake ng refresher?want to take again the NLE..last take ko po is 2012..thank you po..

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      • Under po ako ng old curriculum na only RLE po ang binibigay sa amin saan ko po ba pdi ma kuha ang DR cases po na already submitted na po sa mga teachers.

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      • Under po ako ng old curriculum na only RLE po ang binibigay sa amin saan ko po ba pdi ma kuha ang DR cases po na already submitted na po sa mga teachers.

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  17. I never took the License Exam. I graduated 2011. I lost my records of my cases. Do you think may copies kaya ung schools? If they don’t, what can you advice kung pano ko makocomplete ung cases?…Wala po akong hospital contacts eh…

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    • Hi Alexa,
      this bothers me, i can feel you.
      anyway, wala po akong idea about losing record of cases.
      siguro mas mabuti kung pumunta ka sa school mo, ask the DEAN of Nursing kung paano? sayang din kasi kng hnd ka makapagtake ng board bka you’re one of the best Filipino Nurse na hinihintay nating lahat.
      God bless and Good luck!

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  18. Hi may question po ako graduate pa po ako 2010 nursing now plan ko sna magtake n ng NLE peo problem ko po if same format pa po ng mga cases Ang gagamitin ko thanks po

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  19. Hi first time taker po, graduated year 2004 p po. Ask ko lng po para saan ang:
    -If under CMO 30 – Certificate of Undertaking
    -Notarized Certificate of Undertaking (CMO #14 Series of 2009 ) ?

    Salamat po.

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  20. Help nman po,pwdi po kaya sa ibang bansa mag take ng NLE,dto po kami sa asutralia,any idea po. How and what site po salamat,gd blss much love.

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  21. hi ask ko lang, 2011 pa po ang last na take ko ng NLE, I’m planning to take again maybe this time ay makuha ko na din po ang lisensyang matagal ko na pangarap. san po ako pwede mag file ng application online po ba or walk-in po sa PRC office?
    Thank you.

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    • Hi 2011 grad 1st time taker.. Same situation with kengkay.. Need pa po ba nung certificate of undertaking? Thank u so much po

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    • Hi bakiks, ako nga eh 2008 pa ung first take ko and I plan to retake this year,
      magbabaka sakali in Gods willing.
      you’ll be ask for online appointment at their website https://online.prc.gov.ph/
      i replied some of inquiries up please check maybe it could help you for some infos.
      God bless and Good luck!

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      • Hi, grad 1998..twice i failed..last take was november 1998..do i need a refresher course? Im planning to take a licensure exam this november..what are the requirements? Gusto q lang mafulfill dream q n maging RN na hindi q na naasikaso nung magka work n q at nagkaron ng pamilya..thanks sa sasagot..

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  22. Hello po, ask ko lang ko if possible parin pokong makapag retake ng NLE? Nag woworry lang po kasi ako na baka need kopo ulit magpasa ng requirements like Cases and RLE..Last exam kopo was December 8, 2013.

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  23. Nag exam po last 2008 for NLE then I failed, afterward hindi pa ulet ako nag tatake ng exam. Should i take any refresher course ??or not?
    Same process lang din ba katulad ng mga repeater??

    Thanks

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    • Hi Philip, we are in the same batch and pareho tayo na hindi na din ngtake ng exam at pinagsisisihan ko, pero ngayon i’ll try to take hopefully i’ll be blessed by the will of God.
      Wala pong refresher course na yan, fake news!
      You’ll be ask for an online appointment before you visit the prc office.

      God bless and Good Luck!

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  24. Good day po. Paano po kung OFW at willing mag retake next year (2019)? Pwede po mother ko ang mag file for me? Anu-ano po requirements? And mga anong date po kaya ang exam next year? Thanks a lot po and God bless.

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  25. Kailangan po bang original copy ang ipapasa na case slip. Merom po akung original copy nung naka diagram pero yung case slip kasi xerox lang

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  26. Pwede po ba asawa ko ang mag file para sa akin? OFW po ako at hindi ak pwedeng umuwi twice a year para sa filing at exam. paki sagot naman sa nakakaalam..salamat.

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    • HNDI po pwd..kailangan ikaw mismo ang magfile not allowed ang 2nd person..kasi mag pipcture kapa dun at may signture pa dun na ikaw mismo maka filled up

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  27. hello ask ko lng po kung ano ano pa po requirement for application aside sa mga nabanggit.. Meron po bang cedula and ilang pcs po kelangan dun sa pic with nametag and anong size po? Pwede napo ba ung nso kasi nso copy meron ako hndi ung sa psa? Matagal napo kasi akong di nkpgtake ult retaker po ako. Salamat po.

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  28. Hi, i am a NLE retaker, I would like to ask if kailangan po ba na naka Clinical Uniform sa Exam day? or Pwede smart casual attire or what? wala na kasi akong Clinical Uniform matagal na kasi. Salamat po.

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  29. Panu poh un retaker for nle nove2018. Need pa poh bah magpass ng cedula at picture ba may nametag sa prc ulit? Thank you for the response. Godbless

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  30. hi po nawala kasi NOA ko last 2012 pa po kasi yon. Can i still file for the exam? sinubukan ko na po kasi mag-email sa prc kaso di po mareceived nila kaya what to do without NOA? pls reply thanks!

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    • Hi po panu po kung d nakapasok sa pagpapasched ng online kasi ayaw namn po gumana .ok lang po b n pumunta nalng basta at mag file

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  31. Tanong ko lang po, last take ko Dec. 2010 pa, gusto ko mag take ulit ng exam pero ang tor ko na may for board examination purposes po e nabaha, yung isang tor nalng po ang natira, pwede ko po ba gamitin un? Thanks for response.

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      • Ask koh lang bukod sa tor at nso na ippass for reraker need pah bah ng cedula t picture na may nametag sa mga requirements na ippasa sa prc? Thank you for response. Godbless

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