Only on its second year in the bar exams, the Ateneo de Zamboanga University College of Law(AdZU-COL) scored a 100 percent over-all passing rate in the latest Bar Examinations held November 6, 13, 20, and 27 last year at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

Released by the Supreme Court (SC)May 3, the results revealed that all of AdZU’s Law graduates who took the 2016 Bar made it to the list of successful bar exam takers.They are among the 3,747   (of the 6,344) who raised the bar of the national passing rate of 59.06 percent, reportedly the highest in the last 16 years.

Adding to the prestigious roster of Attorneys-at-law are Czar Ian Agbayani, Rhino Chua, Jan Ceasar Climaco, Antonio Leandro Dagdag, Mikaila Ross Fernandez, Francis Xavier Sinon, Jose Gabriel Cabaron, Ellora Kate Cabato, Ma Cheryl Cardenas, Bensaud Degusman, Megan Angela Garcia, Phyllisabelle Bethany General, Khalil Lajarato, Alman-Najar Namla, Jordache Ramos, and Varellie Vargas.

The 16 successful examinees are from the different batches of the AdZU College of Law. Ten are from the batch that graduated March 2016, and six from the first batch of law students that graduated in March 2015.

In his message to the AdZU community, AdZU President Fr Karel S San Juan, SJ congratulated the 16 bar passers and the AdZU College of Law Dean Atty Rosendo Castillo Jr, and thanked him and the COL faculty and staff, and the college’s mother institution, the Xavier University College of Law in Cagayan de Oro City. He also extended his gratitude to the Ateneo de Manila University Law School where many of the examinees from AdZU reviewed for the Bar.

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