Raoul Angelo Atadero, a graduate of Ateneo de Manila Law School, topped the 2011 Bar exams. Atadero got a score of 85.536% to top the exam. Luz Bolong also of Ateneo placed second among 1,913 who passed the bar exam.
The complete Top 10 list is as follows:
1 — ATADERO, RAOUL ANGELO D. [ATENEO DE MLA] 85.536%
2 — BOLONG, LUZ DANIELLE O. [ATENEO DE MLA] 84.556%
3 — RAFAL-ROBLE, CHERRY LIEZ O. [ ARELLANO UNIVERSITY] 84.455%
4 — BANAGA, ROSEMIL R. [NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY] 84.122%
5 — GONZALES, CHRISTIAN LOUIE C. [UNIVERSITY OF STO. TOMAS] 84.093%
6 — BANDAL, IVAN M. [SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY] 84.090%
7 — ACOSTA, EIREENE XINA M. [SAN BEDA COLLEGE] 84.066%
8 — QUA, IRENE MARIE P. [ATENEO DE MLA] 84.057%
9 — LACEDA, ELAINE MARIE G. [FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY – DLSU] 84.040%
10 — AQUINO, RODOLFO Q. [SAN BEDA COLLEGE] 83.727%
A total of 1,913 law graduates, or 31.95% of 6,000 Bar takers, passed the 2011 Bar exams.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Roberto Abad said 34% passed the multiple choice, 50% passed the legal opinion essay part of the exam and 15% passed the trial memorandum essay part.
Chief Justice Renato Corona congratulated all those who passed the Bar while urging those who failed not to lose hope.
He reminded them of Claro M. Recto who failed the Bar during his first take and topped it the following year.