Results of 2012 Bar Examinations

March 23, 2013

Only 949 out of a total of 5,343 bar examinees passed the 2012 Bar Examinations held last October. The passing average constitutes merely 17.76% of the total examinees and is the second lowest in Philippine history. According to Associate Justice Martin Villarama, Chairman of the 2012 Bar Exams, the high court followed its yearly tradition and lowered the passing grade from 75% to 70%. Were it not for this liberality of the Supreme Court, only 361 bar examinees would have passed constituting 6.76%.

This year’s bar topnotcher is Ignatius Michael D. Ingles of the Ateneo de Manila University with a score of 85.64%. The rest of the top ten are:

2. KING KAY, Catherine Beatrice O. – Ateneo de Manila University – 84.72%

3. LACSON, April Carmela B. – University of the Philippines- 84.48%

4. ROMUALDO, Xavier Jesus D. – Ateneo de Manila University – 84.10%

5. BASE, Maria Graciela D. – University of the Philippines and MACHUCA, Jose Maria Angel P. – Ateneo de Manila University – 83.99%

6. SALAZAR, Patrick Henry D. – University of the Philippines – 83.71%

7. BARCELONA, Ralph Karlo B. – Aquinas University – 83.43%

8. LLAMAS, Marvyn S. – Ateneo de Manila University – 83.29%

9. LI, Carlo Martin C. – Ateneo de Manila University – 83.27%

10. TIOPIANCO, Francis Paolo P. – University of the Philippines – 83.25%

Click here to view the complete list of successful examinees.

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