OPM singer Jimmy Bondoc is among the passers of this year’s Bar exams.
The Supreme Court released the list of passers of the 2023 Bar exams and among those who passed is Jimmy Bondoc.
A total of 3,812 examinees successfully passed the 2023 Bar Examinations with a passing rate of 36.77% which is lower compared to the 43.37% passing rate of last year. In the 2022 Bar Examinations, 3,992 examinees passed the test.
Before Christmas, the new lawyers will be officially welcomed into the legal profession as the oathtaking will be on December 22, at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Seashell Lane in Pasay City.
The BAR Topnotchers were also released and the newly-licensed lawyer who topped this year’s examination is Ephraim Bie of the University of Santo Tomas. He scored 89.2625% followed by Mark Josel Padual Vivit from Ateneo de Manila University with a score of 89.1250% and Frances Camille Altonaga Francisco from San Beda University with a score of 88.9125%.
Among this year’s passers is OPM singer Jimmy Bondoc born James Patrick Romero Bondoc. To be a lawyer is his lifelong dream and it has finally come true. He started to study law in 2017.
He entered the San Beda College of Law at 42.
He was appointed as vice president of entertainment for the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in 2016 and is an avid supporter of former president Rodrigo Duterte. He is the singer who famed the song “Let Me Be The One”.
Meanwhile, one of the moments in this year’s Bar exams is the Emotional Moment Of A Father & 62-Year-Old Bar Exam Passers. It is indeed not too late to pursue one’s passion. It was a moment of breaking age barriers as the 62-year-old lawyer aced the exams on the first try.
Congratulations to the newly licensed lawyers!
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