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‘Unconventional’: Bar topnotcher takes oath online

By: - Correspondent / @mbjaucianINQ
/ 07:27 PM June 25, 2020

LIGAO CITY—The topnotcher in the 2019 Bar exams, Mae Diane Azores, took her oath as a new lawyer in a setting dictated by COVID-19 protocol—at an online ceremony in a hotel in Legazpi City, Albay province on Thursday (June 25).

It was a celebration with only her parents, relatives, office mates and friends present at the La Roca Veranda Suites in Legazpi.


“The unconventional way of oath-taking may be anticlimactic but it does not eradicate the importance of the oath—a reminder and a commitment of every lawyer to weigh our actions at all times in accordance with our sworn duties to the bench, the Bar, the society and to our clients,” Azores said.

Azores took up BS Accountancy and graduated cum laude at the Bicol University in 2013. She became a certified public accountant the same year.


She graduated from Law at the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi in 2019 and finished as the class valedictorian.

She got a rating of 91.0 percent at the 2019 Bar exams.

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