The 31.95% is the second highest passing rate in this millenium.
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Top Bar topnotchers
1 Raoul Atadero (ADMU) at 85.536%
2 Luz Bolong (ADMU)
3 Cherry Rafal-Roble (Arellano University)
4 Rosemil Bañaga (Notre Dame Univ) .
5 Christian Louie Gonzales (UST)
6 Ivan Bandal (Siliman Univ)
7 Eirene Acosta (San Beda)
8 Irene Qua (ADMU)
9 Elaine Lacerda (FEU)
10 Rodolfo Aquino (San Beda)
No one from the University of the Philippines College of Law made it to the 2011 Bar Exam Top 10 .
Rodolfo Aquino, who is 64 years old placed 10th and admitted that his memory was not as sharp as before. Aquino holds the distinction of being the oldest examinee that made it to the 2011 Bar’s Top 10. In a Bulletin interview, Aquino adds
“I was struggling with the part on remedial law because it is very procedural and of course it is very technical. You really need a sharp mind to get through that subject,” Aquino told the Manila Bulletin.
When his classmates informed him that he was one of the topnotchers, Aquino said he could not believe it at first.
“I was watching DVD at our house in Ayala, Alabang, when my classmates texted and called me that I was one of the top 10 in the Bar examinations. Of course I was really happy,” he said.
“My wife was really worried [if I passed or not] than me. I just decided to watch the DVD and did not think about what the outcome of the exams will be. I said, if it happens then it happens,” he said.
Aquino, who is about to retire from teaching in UP next school year, said he will probably apply in one of the law firms of his fraternity brothers “to gain experience.”
He might continue teaching, this time at San Beda, as he was invited by their dean to be a lecturer.
Aquino, a member of the Sigma Rho Fraternity, believes that his being a senior citizen will not be a hindrance to his being a practicing lawyer.
“Even if I’m already old I think I can still help my country,” Aquino said, noting that his expertise include commercial law and economic law.
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