San Beda College of Law grad tops Bar Exam 2014 (Topnotchers List)

MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has named on Thursday, March 26, 2015 the passers of the October 2014 bar exam conducted at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in España, Manila. Irene Mae Alcobilla, graduate of San Beda College of Law Manila topped the bar exam with 85.50% average grade.

Philippine bar exam October 2014

Christian Drilon of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and Sandra Mae Magalang, graduate of University of the Philippines (UP) - Diliman ranked second and third respectively with 84.45 and 84.60% grade.

SC said that a total of 1,126 out of 5,984 (18.82%) successfully hurdled the tests given by the bar committe led by Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta.

Irene Mae Alcobilla - San Beda College
Irene Mae Alcobilla - San Beda College tops 2014 bar exams
 | Credit: Alcobilla's Facebook account

Here's the official list of topnotchers (Top 10) for the 2014 Bar Exam:

1st place
Irene Mae Alcobilla - San Beda College - 85.50%

2nd place
Christian Drilon - Ateneo de Manila University - 85.45%

3rd place
Sandra Mae Magalang - University of the Philippines - 84.60%

4th place
Mark Leo Bejemino - University of the Philippines - 84.55%
Gil Garcia II - Ateneo de Davao University - 84.55%
Reginald Laco - De La Salle University Lipa - 84.55%

5th place
Michelle Liao - University of Cebu - 84.50%

6th place
Jose Angelo David - San Beda College - 84.45%

7th place
Adrian Augmentado - San Beda College - 84.35%

8th place
Rhey David Damay - University of the Philippines - 84.20%
Fideliz Cardellie Diaz - Far Eastern University-DLSU (Juris Doctor MBA) - 84.20%

9th place
Jamie Liz Yu - University of the Philippines - 84.00%

10th place
Tristan Matthew Delgado - Ateneo de Manila University - 83.95%

SC on Thursday announced that for bar 2014, they received 6,370 applications but 6,344 were admitted to take the exams. A total of 5,996 showed up on first Sunday but only 5,984 completed all the exams.

A-L Passers Philippine bar exam 2014 Official Results
M-Z Passers Philippine bar exam 2014 Official Results

The Bar exams are believed to be the most difficult among licensure examinations.

Nielson G. Pangan, graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) topped the 2013 bar examinations with a rating of 85.80%.

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