Ateneo graduate Ignatius Michael Ingles tops 2012 Bar Exams

ignatiusmichaelinglesThe Supreme Court today (March 20, 203) released the results of the 2012 Bar Exams.

At the press briefing in the Supreme Court premises in Padre Faura, Manila, 2012’s Committee on the Bar Examinations Chairperson Associate Justice Martin S. Villarama, Jr. announced that from the total of 5,343 bar takers last October 7-14-21-28, 2012 at the University of Santo Tomas in España, Manila, only 949 have passed the exam which is equivalent to 17%. This is the lowest passing rate result in past 11 years of Bar Exams. And among the 949 passers it was another Ateneo Law school graduate who topped this year, Ignatius Michael D. Ingles.

Michael Ingles topped the 2012 Bar exams with the score of 85.64%. A college salutatorian in Ateneo, Ingles said he was shocked and happy at the same time to find out that he claimed the top spot in the 2012 Bar exams. Speaking to ANC’s TJ Manotoc, Ingles also revealed that he was a member of the Loyola Men’s Football team who played in UFL. But he later gave up his sport to concentrate more for the Bar.

Following Ingles in 2nd place is another Atenean, Catherine Beatrice O. King Kay with the score of 84.72% and completing the top 3 is UP’s April Carmela B. Lacson with the score of 84.48%.

Rank Name School Score
1 INGLES, Ignatius Michael D. ADMU 85.64%
2 KING KAY, Catherine Beatrice O. ADMU 84.72%
3 LACSON, April Carmela B. UP 84.48%
4 ROMUALDO, Xavier Jesus D. ADMU 84.10%
5 BASE, Maria Graciela D. UP 83.99%
5 MACHUCA, Jose Maria Angel P. ADMU 83.99%
6 SALAZAR, Patrick Henry D. UP 83.71%
7 BARCELONA, Ralph Karlo B. Aquinas 83.43%
8 LLAMAS, Marvyn S. ADMU 83.29%
9 LI, Carlo Martin C. ADMU 83.27%
10 TIOPIANCO, Francis Paolo P. UP 83.25%

Assoc. Justice Villarama also revealed the names of the 2012 Bar Examiners who were:

Political and Public International Law SOLICITOR GENERAL FRANCIS H. JARDELEZA
Labor and Social Legislation CA PRESIDING JUSTICE ANDRES B. REYES JR.
Civil Law ATTY. JESUS M. MANALASTAS
Taxation ATTY. VICTORINO C. MAMALATEO
Mercantile Law ATTY. LILY K. GRUBA
Criminal Law JUDGE THELMA ALLENA-PONFERRADA
Remedial Law SB ASSOCIATE JUSTICE RAFAEL R. LAGOS
Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises CA ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MANUEL M. BARRIOS

For complete list of 2012 Bar passers, please click here.

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