BACOLOD City – Nineteen examinees from two law schools in this capital city passed the 2018 Bar examinations.
The University of St. La Salle (USLS) College of Law Bar Operations Committee and the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos (UNO-R) School of Law posted the list of their successful examinees on Friday.
The 13 passers of USLS were Mariz Andraneda, Johnnil Fatima Acero, Kim Andaya, Anthony Isidro Bayawa IV, Carla Ann de la Peña, Ciro de la Cruz, Joelle Erika Fernando, Jose Luis Guatelara, Mary Jovilyn Mauricio, Patrick Jason Palma, Czarina Letecia Rubica, Joshua William Su, and Charisse Tomaro.
“Thank you everyone for your cheer, support and encouragement,” said USLS College of Law dean Roseann Juliana Gonzaga.
UNO-R has also six passers including Patrick Jon Bañas, Jamie Geolingo, Juniven Rey Umadhay, Marcus AurelianVaflor, Pengie Me Vallega and Christopher Henry Yap.
Bar committee chairman Senior Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo said 8,155 finished all the eight subjects in the bar examinations out of the 8,701 takers.
Only 1,800 or 22.07 percent successfully hurdled the tests, with Ateneo de Manila University’s Sean James Borja emerging as the topnotcher.
The new lawyers will take their oath on June 13 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. (With a report from PNA/PN)