"Due to the scope and difficulty, the Bar Examinations is regarded as the most prestigious professional licensure exam in the country. Bar exam is the only licensure examination not administered by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).” - PRCBoard.com 2018
The Palawan State University School of Law recently held its annual Testimonial Dinner and Recognition Night on July 28, 2018 at the Legend Hotel Palawan, celebrating the success of its 2018 bar exam passers.
Gaining a 54% passing rate, the PSU Law graduates achieved a 29% rate higher than that of the national passing rate which is 25%.
The six successful bar passers were:
Atty. Arlano G. Arlando
Atty. Jephraim D. Baguyo
Atty. Riza Mae L. Borja
Atty. John Mark V. Caralipio
Atty. Christopher Joselle C. Molato
Atty. Margarita Concepcion A. Nalus
The University President’s First Testimonial Dinner
The program is a special one, since as the newly elected President of the Palawan State University, Dr. Ramon M. Docto, together with the PSU Law Community celebrated this achievement. Dr. Docto shared his conversation with a foreigner asking him the about the uniqueness of PSU, and he did not hesitate to say that the University has achieved a 100% passing rate in the 2017 bar exams.
He also emphasized that in order to achieve success, one must work hard, focus and always go for the win, which can sometimes result to forgetting his/her “love life”. A request, advice or suggestion it may be, Dr. Docto also emphasized that one must serve for justice, and to always keep in mind the real “situations of the people”, whether it will be for a fee, or much more, in a “Pro Bono” manner.
The faculty and students of the PSU School of Law were also mentioned by Dr. Docto and were recognized because of their participation in assisting for the Bar Exams preparation.
The Bar Passers of 2018
The new batch of lawyers, were each given a moment of their own at the stage to inspire the students to study hard in reaching their goals.
Each new lawyer shared his/ her most terrifying professor; the subject in the bar exams where they got the highest grade; and their current occupation. Some of them, such as Atty. Rizza Mae Borja is already a Certified Public Accountant.
The Bar passers each shared what they experienced, and how they prepared for the dreaded exam, what life they had before passing the exams, and emphasizing that they were all so thankful for the help and encouragement from the PSU Law community.
The Dean, Atty. Perry Pe and the PSU Law School’s 25th silver Anniversary
Cheerful and spreading positivity as always, Atty. Pe started his speech by greeting Dr. Docto, and all of the participants, a Happy Silver Anniversary. Atty. Pe’s message was concise, and at the same time, inspiring to the students and the faculty to be the best.
Atty. Pe ended the activity with a raffle draw for the students and faculty amounting to more than a hundred thousand, plus a bag worth P 99.00 with an Apple iphone 8 plus inside.