The Royal Pentagon Review Specialists, Inc.

About Us

Company Profile

After years of honing their craft as reviewers of major fields in nursing in various review centers, five visionaries met last December 23, 2003 to lay the blueprints of what is to become The Royal Pentagon. A depot of all the teachings of time, the output of the senses from hundreds to thousands of faces, minds and souls, the founders chanced upon in the year that was. With the fire of enthusiasm, and the dreams as boulders, the seasoned skills mustered, the proud and victorious students as the matrix, the confidence and Gods’ grace as the very foundation, the founders moved on to concretize THE ROYAL PENTAGON REVIEW SPECIALISTS, INC. which opened in 16th of July, 2004.

THE ROYAL PENTAGON REVIEW SPECIALISTS, INC. is an aggrupation of competent, seasoned and committed reviewers. Its Board of Directors and core lecturers are popularly known in the review centers in the Philippines and abroad as “THE MAGIC FIVE”: Mr. Gerardo P. Andamo- THE CHN PRACTITIONER, Mr. Jerome E. Balisnomo-THE MCN SIMPLIFIER, Atty. Glenn R. Luansing-THE LEGAL EXPERT, Mr. Michael U. Jimenez-THE PSYCH WHIZ and Mr. Ferdinand B. Valdez-THE MS MASTER.

Barely more than a year after its establishment in 2004, The Royal PENTAGON Review Specialists, Inc. became the top performing review school for Nursing. It is the choice of graduates from 216 universities and colleges of nursing all over the country. PENTAGON boasts of 98% passing rate with top placers in the nurses’ licensure examination.

In 2014, PENTAGON’s review strategies and methodologies refined by time and polished by experiences find praxis in new fields: EDUCATION and CRIMINOLOGY. PENTAGON tapped the experts in these professions and produced unprecedented results: very high passing rate with top placers. After two years, PENTAGON commenced its review program for PSYCHOMETRICIANS. In no time, PENTAGON conducted review programs for graduates from state and city universities that elevated their ranks among the top schools in their field. At the end of each season PENTAGON conducts comprehensive outcome and impact evaluation of its review program and strategic planning for the next review season. Like a crude precious gem, PENTAGON makes cuts and curves that bring brightness and luster to the perseverance and dedication of students towards triumphant results in the licensure examinations. The eternal flame of commitment of PENTAGON will never cease. With God’s graces and guidance, PENTAGON continues to touch hearts, minds and lives!

And here we are, ready to press on and push our bounds further… We leap across the barricades of commercial education and profess genuine academic skills which the general students can afford, we mightily brush aside the “innuendo” of the times and bring to promising professionals the accessibility of global competitiveness… this is the dream that has now become the flesh of The Royal Pentagon walls. Knowledge conceived and integrated in our minds, seasoned in our hearts, and echoed by our voices in the corridors of the center is now theirs for the taking.


To be the leading review institution producing world-class licensed professionals.


PENTAGON develop implements and evaluates a holistic educational program that assists in deepening theoretical grasp in enhancing potentials and in instilling positive values and future licensed professionals worldwide.


  • Learning must be evidence-based.
  • Learning start where the learners are. The actual needs of student must be identified. Curriculum development is an outcome of through learning need analysis.
  • Learning process must be holistic, competency-based and dynamic.
  • The content of learning highly considers the trends of the current professional practice.
  • Monitoring and evaluation are vital components of the learning process.
    Content, strategies and methodologies must be constantly assessed to further improve the learning process.
  • The success of an educational institution lies on its ability to develop theoretically-prepared, confident and analytic students successfully hurdling professional examinations in the noblest and most effective manner.


  • Develop the most excellent and effective review programs for the students to generate triumphant outcomes in the licensure examinations;
  • Establish reciprocal linkages and affiliations with academic institutions, professional organizations, private and public entities, and individual practitioners in the provision of academic offerings of PENTAGON;
  • Ensure delivery of review programs based on client needs for maximum accessibility and utilization by graduates cf different disciplines;
  • Implement the most effective and efficient strategies and methodologies in marketing, finance, operations and over-all administration of the corporation; and
  • Maintain a network of licensed professionals and institutions as academic partners in professional development and nation-building.

Core Values

  • Camaraderie
  • Esprit de Corps
  • Unity
  • Egalitaria
  • Excellence
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Dignity

Board of Directors

Jerome E. Balisnomo, RN, MAN

President (The MCN Simplifier)

  • National Reviewer: Maternity Nursing, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatric Nursing, Infant Care & Feeding, Psychological Preparation & Test-taking Strategies
  • National Convention Speaker, Scientific Session “HIV in Pregnancy”, Maternal Child Nursing Association of the Philippines
  • Former Professor and Review Coordinator: Chinese General Hospital
  • BSN, UST-Legazpi, Magna Cum Laude
  • MAN, UST-Legazpi Meritissimus / Summa Cum Laude
  • Author: “Simply MCN, Maternity Nursing”, “Simply MCN, Pediatric Nursing
  • Outstanding Bicolano for Education 2011

Ferdinand B. Valdez, RN, MAN, MPH

Vice President - Operation (The MS Master)

  • National Reviewer: Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology
  • Professor: Far Eastern University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Centro Escolar University, Delos Santos College, City College of Manila
  • BSN, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
  • MAN, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Board Topnotcher
  • MPH, Institute of Community Health and Family Planning Inc

Gerardo P. Andamo, RN, MAN, (UE)

Secretary (The CHN Practitioner)

  • National Reviewer: Community Health Nursing, Transcultural Nursing
  • Professor: University of the Philippines San Beda College of Nursing
  • BSN, University of the Philippines
    MAN (ue), University of the Philippines
  • Consultant: Health Action Information Network (HAIN)
  • Special Adviser for Nursing to the Secretary of Healt

Atty. Gleen R. Luansing, RN, LLB, LLM, DCL

Vice President - Finance (The Legal Expert)

  • National Reviewer: Professional Adjustments, Nursing Jurisprudence, Leadership, Management, Ethics and Research, Safe and Effective Care
  • Professor: Centro Escolar University, RTR-MMC, MDC, BSN, Centro Escolar University, Board Topnotcher, Bachelor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas Master of Laws, University of Santo Tomas, Doctor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas
  • Legal Consultant: DOLE, DPWH, SEC, DOH, DECS
  • Author: “Power Review”

Michael U. Jimenez, RN, MBA, DIP O.D., LPT, MAPSYCH, RPSY

Vice President - Marketing (The Psych Wiz)

  • TOP 4, Oct. 2017 Psychologist Licensure Examination
  • National Reviewer: Psychiatric Nursing, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology
  • Professor: Far Eastern University, BSN, Far Eastern University, MBA, De La Salle University, MA Psych, Philippine Women’s University
  • Teacher Program, Far Eastern University
  • Diploma in Organizational Development, DLSU