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Karen Mae Calam of the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped the 2016 Bar Examinations with a grade of 89.05%, besting over 6,000 others who took the grueling tests last November at the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
Four of the top 10 passers – all from schools outside Metro Manila – are from the University of San Carlos. (READ: List of passers: 2016 Bar Exams)
The rest of the Bar topnotchers announced by the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday, May 3, are the following:
2nd: Alanna Gayle Ashley Khio (Silliman University), 88.95%
3rd: Fiona Cristy Lao (University of San Carlos) and Athalia Liong (Andres Bonifacio College), 88.8%
4th: Allana Mae Babayen-on (University of San Agustin), 88.75%
5th: Justin Ryan Morilla (Ateneo de Davao University), 88.4%
6th: Mark Dave Camarao (Northwestern University), 88.1%
7th: Anne Margaret Momongan (University of San Carlos), 87.8%
8th: Jefferson Gomez (University of San Carlos), 87.7%
9th: Nia Rachelle Gonzales (University of Batangas) and Marie Chielo Ybio (Silliman University), 87.5%
10th: Andrew Stephen Liu (Silliman University), 87.45%
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The 2016 Bar Exams registered a 30-year record-high passing rate of 59.06%. The highest percentage of exam passers was in 1954 with 75.17%, while the lowest was in 1999 with 16.59%.
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