LAOAG CITY — At least twelve law examinees from Ilocos Norte passed the Bar examinations given in November last year and the result was released by the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Northwestern University (NU) of Laoag posted in its official Facebook page that six of its law graduates hurdled the said bar exam, namely: Atty. Bianca Taylan Pastor, Atty. Franklin Tomas Calumag, Atty. David Levy Marcos Agcaoili, Atty. Jicoy Viloria Taruc, Atty. Regie T. Pascua and Atty. Reymund S. Bumanglag.
NU, the first school in the province to offer law course, garnered 50% passing rate in last year’s bar exams.
On the other hand, the Mariano Marcos State University College of Law in Batac City also produced three new Bar exam passers.
They are Atty. Jerick Christian P. Dagdagan, Atty. Ma. Saniata R. Marcos, and Atty. Hyacinth A. Miranda.
MMSU’s overall passing rate was 42.86%.
Three other Nortenians’ successful Bar examinees who studied in other law schools outside the province are Atty. Christy Faith Agliam (Bacarra), Atty. April Joy Guiang (Batac City) and Atty. Vivien Valerie Valdez (San Nicolas).
Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Ilocos Norte chapter President Atty. Bernie Francis Constantino congratulated the new lawyers of the province as he welcomed them to the fold of the local IBP family.
The SC said that only 1,800 passed or 22.07% out of the 8,155 examinees.
The new lawyers will have their oath-taking on June 13 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. (IS)