By Connie Calipay
LEGAZPI CITY – A total of 296 graduates of law schools in the Bicol Region have hurdled the 2020-2021 Bar examinations, the result of which was released by the Supreme Court (SC) last Tuesday.
In Albay, the University of Santo Tomas here produced 96 new lawyers; Bicol College, 15; and Tabaco College, two.
The Southern Bicol Colleges in Masbate City produced six new lawyers, while the Aemilianum College Inc. in Sorsogon City produced 14 new lawyers.
In Camarines Sur, 137 law graduates of the University of Nueva Caceres (UNC), and 26 from the Ateneo de Naga (AdNU) University passed the bar exams.
Naga City Mayor Nelson Legacion has extended his felicitations and congratulations to the new lawyers from UNC and AdNU which are both based in his city.
“Congratulations sa gabos na Nagueño na nag-take kan Bar [exam] na ngunian mga abogado na! Orog na sa duwang law schools kan Naga – an sakuyang alma mater University of Nueva Caceres College of Law, asin Ateneo Naga na nakakua ng 100 percent passing rate,” Legacion said in their Bicol dialect..
Instead of the usual practice of publishing the names of the Bar passers with the top scorers in the lead, the Supreme Court listed the schools in terms of performance and the names of the top passers categorized into excellent and exemplary without specifying their grades.
“The examination is a feat in itself. Regardless of the results, I congratulate each one of them. To them, I say, you showed courage; you showed resilience; you showed you can persevere,” SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, the Bar chairman said in a statement. (PNA)