Bar 2017 second placer recalls missing grandmother's funeral to take exam


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The 2017 Bar Examination's second top placer recalled how she had to miss her grandmother's funeral to take the bar exams.

Christianne Mae Balili's grandmother was her inspiration to excel
Christianne Mae Balili's grandmother was her inspiration to excel | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Christianne Mae Balili

Christianne Mae Balili recalled how she took the Bar with a heavy heart. Balili’s beloved Lola died of aneurysm and had to be buried exactly on the first Sunday of the exams.

But instead of being emotionally distracted, the University of San Carlos alumni took to heart her grandmother's wish. Balili was close to tears as she recalled her promise to her Lola’s, that she will pass the bar with flying colors.

When Balili was hailed as the second placer of Bar, she knew she made her Lola proud.

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