Fri. Sep 17th, 2021

MANILA — A lady graduate of the University of Santo Tomas-Legaspi law school emerged on top of the 2019 Bar Examinations the Supreme Court announced on Wednesday.

She is no other than Mae Diane Azores who aced the hardest professional exams yet with an overall score of 91.049%.

Aside from taking up law school at UST-Legaspi in Albay, Azores works at Department of Social Welfare and Development and Commission on Audit Region V.

She lives in Legazpi, Albay with her family her Facebook says.

Out of the 7,685 law graduates who finished the 2019 bar exams, 2,103 passed. The 2019 bar exams posted a passing rate of 27.36%.

As earlier advised by the SC due to COVID-19 physical distancing measures, Bar hopefuls did not flock to the Supreme Court to check the list of passers displayed inside the compound.

Here’s a list of the top 10 passers:

AZORES, Mae Diane M. (University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi) 91.0490%

PARAHIMAN, Princess Fatima T. (Universty of the East) 89.5230%

BARANDA, Myra M. (University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi) 88.8250%

BANDIOLA, Dawna Fya O. (San Beda College-Alabang) 88.3360%

FABELLO, Jocelyn B. (Palawan State University) 88.2630%

MANUEL, Kenneth Glenn L. (University of Santo Tomas) 88.1730%

BUERGO, Rhowee D. (Jose Rizal University) 87.8710%

AVILA, Anton Luis A. (Saint Louis University) 87.5820%

ROJAS, Jun Dexter H. (Polytechnic Univeristy of the Philippines) 87.5765%

MADERA, Bebelan A. (University of St. La Salle) 87.3795%

The full list of the successful examinees is available online through Supreme Court’s webpage. (ia/

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