UP Law dominates 2015 bar exam
A graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) led the 1,731 examinees who passed the 2015 bar exam, the Supreme Court announced on Tuesday.
Rachel Angeli Miranda topped the bar exam with a rating of 87.40 percent. Aside from her, three other UP graduates made it the Top 10.
“I never thought that I would top the bar. It was a shock. It was surprising,” Miranda said in an interview on the ABS-CBN News Channel. “I tried my best during the exam, but the result still came as a surprise.”
In second place was Athena Plaza of University of San Carlos (USC) with a rating of 87.25 percent.
The rest of the top 10 were: Jayson Aguilar of UP (3rd place, 86.75 percent); Reginald Arceo of Ateneo de Manila University (4th place, 86.70 percent); Mandy Therese Anderson of Ateneo (5th place, 86.15 percent); Giselle Hernandez of UP (6th place, 86.1 percent); Darniel Bustamante of San Beda College (7th place, 85.90 percent); Jecca Jacildo of USC, Soraya Laut of Xavier University and Jericho Tiu of Ateneo (8th place, 85.85 percent); Jedd Brian Hernandez of UP (9th place, 85.80 percent); and Ronel Buenaventura of Bulacan State University and Lara Carmela Fernando of San Beda (10th place, 85.75 percent).
In 2014, Irene Mae Alcobilla of San Beda paced the bar passers with a rating of 85.5 percent.
The last time a UP graduate topped the bar exam was in 2013, when Nielson Pangan aced the exam with an 85.80 percent rating. IDL/rga
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