- Posted March 18, 2014 by
1,174 pass Bar exams in Philippines
SC Associate Justice Arturo Brion, chairperson of the 2013 Committee on the Bar Examinations, said in a press conference that the number of successful examinees translated to 22.18 percent of the total examinees who completed the examinations last October.
Brion also announced that the oath-taking of the successful Bar candidates will be on April 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).
The 2013 Bar topnotcher is Nielson G. Pangan, a graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP), who obtained the highest overall rating of 85.80 percent.
The top 10 examinees are:
-- 1st place: Nielson G. Pangan, UP, with 85.80%;
-- 2nd place: Mark Xavier D. Oyales, UP, 85.45%; Dianna Louise R. Wilwayco, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), 85.45%;
-- 3rd place: Rudy V. Ortea, University of Batangas, 84.20%;
-- 4th place: Eden Catherine B. Mopia, UP, 84.05%;
-- 5th place: Tercel Maria G. Mercado-Gephart, University of San Carlos, 83.90%;
-- 6th place: Manuel Elijah J. Sarausad, University of Cebu, 83.80%;
-- 7th place: Katrine Paula V. Suyat, San Beda College-Manila, 83.75%;
-- 8th place: Michael T. Tiu Jr., UP, 83.70%;
-- 9th place: Marjorie Ivory S. Fulgueras, ADMU, 83.65%; and,
-- 10th place: Cyril G. Arnesto, UP, 83.60%.