Ilocos Norte hails its 5 new lawyers

LAOAG CITY –- Ilocos Norte netizens took pride as five Ilocanos successfully passed the 2015 Bar examination.

The Supreme Court (SC) released Tuesday the list of the board passers.

Three passers are from the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) in Batac City namely: Enrique A. Gallardo from Pagudpud, Dionne Mae A. Mendoza from Laoag City, and Mervin M. Reyes from Pinili town in Ilocos Norte while the other two passers namely, Mona Lisa Antonio and Wilfred Murla are from the Northwestern Univesity (NWU) in Laoag City.

The SC released the result of the November 2015 Bar examination at exactly 1:00 pm on Tuesday, minutes after they have released the list of Top 10 bar placers.

Rachel Angeli B. Miranda of the University of the Philippines-School of Law topped the Bar with a 87.40% rating.

Out of 6,665 Bar examinees, only 1,731 or 26.21 percent passed, higher than 18.78 percent in 2014.

Unlike the previous years when the SC lowered the passing rate into 73 percent, the SC maintained the standard passing rate of 75 percent in the 2015 Bar exam.

Oath taking for successful examinees is set on June 16, 2016. PNA/