BREAKING: Cebu’s very own University of San Carlos grad tops 2016 Bar Exams

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Judgment day has come for over 6,000 tireless law graduates nationwide and the 2016 bar exams has registered a passing rate of 59.06%.

Out of 6,344 hopeful examinees, 3,747 made the cut, which is also the highest passing rate in over 16 years.

BarThe Supreme Court released results of the 2016 Bar Examinations on Wednesday, which were held in November.


The entirety of the top 10 passers came from provincial law schools, four of which are from the University of San Carlos, three from Silliman University.

  • 1st: Karen Mae Calam, University of San Carlos (89.05 percent)
  • 2nd: Alanna Gayle Ashley Khio, Silliman University (88.95 percent)
  • 3rd (tied): Fiona Cristy Lao, University of San Carlos (88.80 percent)
  • 3rd (tied): Athalia Liong, Andres Bonifacio College (88.80 percent)
  • 4th: Allana Mae Babayen-On, University of San Agustin (88.75 percent)
  • 5th: Justin Ryan Morilla, Ateneo de Davao University (88.40 percent)
  • 6th: Mark Dave Camarao, Northwestern University (88.10 percent)
  • 7th: Anne Margaret Momongan, University of San Carlos (87.80 percent)
  • 8th: Jefferson Gomez, University of San Carlos (87.70 percent)
  • 9th (tied): Nia Rachelle Gonzales, University of Batangas (87.50 percent)
  • 9th (tied): Marie Chielo Ybio, Silliman University (87.50 percent)
  • 10th: Andrew Stephen Liu, Silliman University (87.45 percent)

You can see the rest of the passers here. Oathtaking will take place in SM Mall of Asia Arena on May 22 at 3 p.m..

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