Palace to Bar exam passers: Uphold the law, join govt
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Wednesday urged Bar exam passers to uphold the law and use it to protect human rights as they begin their career as lawyers.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, a University of the Philippines law graduate and former law professor, congratulated the new lawyers as they “celebrate this moment of triumph.”
“As our successful examinees enter the legal profession, please keep in mind that they studied law because of their ideal that the legal profession is a ‘noble profession,’” Roque said in a statement.
“Lawyers pledge to uphold the law at all times and use it to protect people’s rights. I, therefore, strongly urge all to bring life to this ideal,” he added.
Roque said the Palace hopes many of the Bar exam passers would consider joining the government, saying it is an opportunity to give back to the people.
“As we wish all the incoming lawyers all the best, we hope that many after taking their oaths and signing the rolls would consider a career in government. This would be a great opportunity to give back to the community for earning the privilege to practice law in the country,” he said.
“Our new lawyers’ idealism and integrity are welcome addition in building a strong, healthy, and prosperous nation which every Filipino deserves,” he continued.
He also encouraged those who did not pass the Bar exam not to let the results “dishearten” them and instead “continue to believe in their passion.”
The Supreme Court announced that 2,103 out of 7,685 examinees passed the 2019 Bar exams.
Mae Diane M. Azores, a law graduate from the University of Sto. Tomas – Legaspi topped the examination with a rating of 91.0490%.
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