1,310 New Philippine Lawyers Passed 2008 Bar Exams

Saturday, April 04, 2009

It's only 1,310 that passed from the 6,364 that tried their best in the 2008 Bar examinations last September 7, 14, 21 and 28 for 2008 which was held in De La Salle University Taft Avenue, Manila.

Justice Dante Tinga, Chair of the 2008 Committee on Bar Examinations also said that the number only pertains to about 20.58% examinees. This is still a low passing rate even if they already lowered the passing percentage but they feel that the exam was really also harder in this set.

The bar topnotcher is Atty. Judy A. Lardizabal of San Sebastian College Law School that got 85.70%. Her parents are sure to be proud of her.

Aside from Lardizabal, included in the top 10 list are:

2. Mylene I. Amerol-Macumbal of Mindanao State University, 85.65%

3. Oliver P. Baclay, Jr. of Ateneo de Manila University , 85.60%

4. Majesty Eve L. Jala of Ateneo de Manila University, 85.55%

5. Ma. Elizabeth L. Liceralde of University of the Philippines, 85.40%

6. Michael T. Macapagal of University of the Philippines, 84.15%.

7. Denise S.Dy and April Love C. Regis of Ateneo de Manila University, tied at 84.00%

8. Christine Joy K. Tan of Ateneo de Manila University , 83.80%

9. Jihan A. Jacob of San Beda College and Shirley G. Velasquez of University of the Philippines, tied at 83.75%

10. Vanessa C. Raymundo of San Beda College, 83.70%

They will be sworn in to the practice of Law on April 28, 2009, 2PM for oath taking of all bar exams passers at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Congratulations everyone!


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