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    UP Law grad Rachel Angeli Miranda tops 2015 bar exam

    MANILA, Philippines - A graduate from the University of the Philippines (UP)- College of Law ranked first in the 2015 bar examinations, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday, May 3.

    UP Law grad Rachel Angeli Miranda tops 2015 bar exam

    UP's Rachel Angeli B. Miranda was named topnotcher with an 87.40-percent rating, leading the 1,731 aspiring lawyers who passed the competitive exams.

    SC said that 26.21% of all the bar exam takers successfully hurdled the exam with passing rate of 75 percent.

    READ: November 2015 Philippine Bar Exam Passers

    University of San Carlos (USC) graduate Athena Plaza placed second with a close 87.25-percent average.

    On third spot was Jayson Aguilar also from UP with an 86.75 average.

    Earning the top ten places are:

    1st place
    Miranda, Rachel Angeli B.
    University of the Philippines - 87.40

    2nd place
    Plaza, Athena C.
    University of San Carlos -87.25

    3rd place
    Aguilar, Jayson C.
    University of the Philippines - 86.75

    4th place
    Arceo, Reginald M.
    Ateneo de Manila University - 86.70

    5th place
    Anderson, Mandy Therese M.
    Ateneo de Manila University - 86.15

    6th place
    Hernandez, Giselle P.
    University of the Philippines - 86.10

    7th place
    Bustamante, Darniel R.
    San Beda College - Manila - 85.90

    8th place
    Jacildo, Jecca B.
    University of San Carlos - 85.85

    Laut, Soraya S.
    Xavier University - 85.85

    Tiu,Jericho R.
    Ateneo de Manila University - 85.85

    9th place
    Hernandez, Jedd Brian R.
    University of the Philippines - 85.80

    10th place
    Buenaventura, Ronel U.
    Bulacan State University - 85.75

    Fernando, Lara Carmela G.
    San Beda College - Manila - 85.75

    In 2014 bar exam, Irene Mae Alcobilla, graduate of San Beda College of Law Manila aced the bar with 85.50-percent grade.

    The Bar examination covers eight subjects, namely Political Law, Labor Law, Civil Law, Taxation, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law, and Legal and Judicial Ethics.

    Check out the full list of passers for the November 2015 Philippine bar exam here.

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