Top 10 List: UP grad tops October 2013 bar exam


Manila, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) officially named the list of passers and topnotchers for the October 2013 bar exam on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Nielson G. Pangan, a graduate of University of the Philippines (UP) Law School topped the Bar Exam with a grade of 85.8%.

Nielson Pangan, UP topped October 2013 bar exam
Nielson G. Pangan, a graduate of University of the Philippines (UP) Law School topped the Bar Exam

View the full list of passers for October 2013 bar exam.

UP dominates 2013 bar exam as the school got 5 out of the 10 highest places. According to reports, it is the first time since 2005 that UP topped the bar.

Mark Xavier D. Oyales from UP and Dianna Louise R. Wilwayco from Ateneo de Manila tied on the second spot with 85.45% rating.

A total of 1,174 out of 5,293 aspiring lawyers passed the exams, comprising 22.18% of the examinees.

SC Associate Justice Arturo Brion and the Chairman of the 2013 Bar Examinations, announced the top 10 passers.

Here is the full list of Top 10 passers for October 2013 bar exam:

1. Nielson Pangan – University of the Philippines 85.8%

2. Mark Xavier D. Oyales – University of the Philippines85.45%

   Dianna Louise R. Wilwayco – Ateneo de Manila 85.45%

3. Rudy Ortea – University of Batangas 84.2%

4. Eden Catherine Mopia – University of the Philippines 84.05%

5. Tercel Maria Mercado-Gephart – University of San Carlos 83.9%

6. Manuel Sarausad – University of Cebu 83.8%

7. Katrine Suyat – San Beda College Manila 83.75%

8. Michael Tiu Jr – University of the Philippines 83.70%

9. Marjorie Ivory Fulgueras – Ateneo de Manila 83.65%

10. Cyril Arnesto – University of the Philippines 83.60%

Supreme Court said that passers will take their oath on April 28, 2014 at the Philipine Inetrnational Convention Center.

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