MANRIQUE: New Lawyer from Laoag City

526490_574039545947844_1347276622_nAtty. Bernard Manrique, a 2012 graduate of Northwestern University(NU), Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, passed the recent bar exams, virtually making him the sole “survivor” among his alma mater’s bets. He, along with 20 other NU graduates and 5,686 bar candidates took the test last October 2012. The bar results released on March 20 showed that Manrique was one of the 17.7% or 949 and the only one from NU to hurdle the lowest bar exam passing rate in 12 years. Manrique graduated from DWCL Elementary and High School in 1991 and 95 respectively. He finished his BSBA-Management Accounting at MMSU in 1999, his MBA from DWCL in 2001, enrolled law course in 2008 and has worked with the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte for 12 years. Manrique is a DWCL batchmate and a close friend of the editor-in-chief of this tabloid Ilocos Sentinel. (Theo S. Guiang)