UP grad tops 2015 Bar exams

MANILA, Philippines — The Chairperson of the 2015 Committee on the Bar Examinations Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro on Tuesday announced that a total of 1,731 out of the 6,605 examinees passed the 2015 Bar Examinations.

This figure translates to 26.21 percent of the total examinees who completed the 2015 Bar Examinations.

In a press briefing, De Castro also announced that the oathtaking of the successful Bar candidates will be on June 16, 2:00 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Likewise, Bar Confidant Atty. Christina Layusa announced that bar passers may secure their clearances from the Office of the Bar Confidant during office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning on May 16 until June 15.

A graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law, Rachel Angeli B. Miranda topped the 2015 Bar Examinations with the highest over-all rating of 87.40 percent.

This year’s top 10 examinees are the following:

1st Place, Rachel Angeli B. Miranda, of UP, with 87.4 percent;

2nd Place, Athena C. Plaza, of University of San Carlos, with 87.25 percent;

3rd Place, Jayson C. Aguilar, of UP, with 86.75 percent;

4th Place, Reginald M. Arceo, of Ateneo de Manila University, with 86.7 percent;

5th Place, Mandy Therese Anderson, of Ateneo de Manila University, with 86.15 percent;

6th Place, Giselle P. Hernandez, of UP, with 86.1 percent;

7th Place, Darniel R. Bustamante, of San Beda College-Manila, with 85.9 percent;

8th Place, Jecca B. Jacildo, Soraya S. Laut and Jericho R. Tiu, of University of San Carlos, Xavier University and Ateneo de Manila University, respectively, with 85.85 percent;

9th Place, Jedd Brian R. Hernandez, of UP, with 85.8 percent; and

10th Place, Ronel U. Buenaventura and Lara Carmela G. Fernando, of Bulacan State University and San Beda College-Manila, respectively, with 85.75 percent. Perfecto Raymundo/PNA/northboundasia.com