2016 Bar Examinations, results

LAOAG CITY — A graduate of Northwestern University, College of Law, Mark Dave Camarao of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte is among the top passers in the 2016 Bar Examinations, results of which were released Wednesday.

With a passing rate of 88.10 percent, Camarao made a historic achievement for being NU’s first bar passer who landed in No. 6.

Born and raised in Bacarra town, Camarao is currently employed as permanent teacher at the Currimao National High School, Pias campus.

According to him, he never expected to be among the Top 10 of Bar passers.

“I could hardly believe it. I stayed awake all night praying to God that he would let me pass the exam even just for a passing rate of 75 percent. Thank God, I made it,” said Camarao in an interview.

Aside from Camarao, eight more graduates of NU passed the exam.

Meanwhile, the state-run Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City recorded a hundred percent passing rate. Six graduates took the Bar exam in November 2016 at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

A total of 3,747 examinees took the 2016 Bar examination with 59.06 percent passing rate this year.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday conducted a special en banc session to deliberate the passing percentage for the 2016 Bar examination chaired by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. PNA-northboundasia.com