The Supreme Court of the Philippines released the results of the 2018 Bar Examinations on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Committee Chairman Associate announced that a total of 1,800 (22.07%) passed the grueling exam.
For this year, the University of San Carlos School of Law and Governance in Cebu produces 4 bar topnotchers and once again proved its dominance in the most prestigious professional licensure exam in the country.
The following are 4 Carolinian topnotchers:
Top 2: Marcley Augustus Natu-El (87.53%)
Top 3: Mark Lawrence C. Badayos (85.842%)
Top 9: Jebb Lynus Q. Cane (84.805%)
Top 10: Alen Joel R. Pita (84.693%)
Last Friday’s release of the bar exam results had become an instant reunion for the four as they celebrated their victory for being part of this year’s topnotchers.
Top 2, Marcley Augustus Natu-El is a son of a retired general. According to him, it’s a great help for him to be the recipient of the ABS-CBN Medal of Excellence Award which inspired him more to pursue his dream. He also realized that our country is really in need of more young and ethical lawyers that will uphold the rule of law.
“I don’t think that’s enough to stop me from pursuing my dream of helping other people,” he said.
Mark Badayos who ranked third admitted that it’s a good thing for him that he has friends and colleagues during his review in Manila.
Mark is one of the champions of ANC Square Off Season 13, which is a debate competition program. He also participated and had won numerous moot competitions outside the country.
“It’s easier to go through the journey if you have unified struggles, you have unified goals,” Mark said.
Meanwhile, Jebb Lynus Cane landed on the ninth place and Alen Joel Pita ranked 10th.
For the past four years, USC’s law graduates have been consistently included in the top 10.
Lawyer Joan Largo, dean of the USC College of Law said that this is all because of their proper guidance, supportive administration, dedicated faculty, and hardworking students.
In line with their successes, they also want to bring to attention the request of other law students for the regionalization of the bar examinations.
Congratulations to the topnotchers and all the passers of the 2018 bar exam!