Seven law graduates from two of the three law schools in Bohol were part of the 1,731 bar examinees out of 6,608 that passed the 2015 Bar Examinations held on November 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Manila.
The passing rate of the 2015 bar exams was 26.21%, the sixth highest since 2001.
Holy Name University (HNU) Law Dean Atty. Tomas Abapo, Jr. told DYRD Balita that the new bar passers were Francis Erick Delambaca from Panglao, Janice Parilla and Maria Cielito Segovia, both from Tagbilaran City, Anthony Polistico from Talibon and Basilito Robles of Loon.
According to Abapo the five HNU aspiring lawyers were part of the 35 law graduates from HNU Law School that took the 2015 bar examinations.
Bohol Institute of Technology International College, College of Law also produced two successful bar examinees according to Law Dean Atty. Salvador Diputado,
BIT’s 2015 bar passers were Arlene Palgan and Lord Operiano both from Dauis.
Ten fresh law school graduates from the University of Bohol Law School failed to make it to the 2015 bar examinations passing list.
Two law graduates from the University of San Carlos in Cebu, a Society of the Divine Word administered and managed university together with HNU made it to the 2nd and 8th place of the top ten list.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro chaired the 2015 bar exams that covered subjects in political, civil, labor, mercantile, criminal and remedial law, taxation and legal and judicial ethics. (Chito M. Visarra with reports from Rey Tutas)