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%.
|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.