Raoul Angelo Atadero, from Ateneo de Manila Law School, topped the 2011 Bar exams, with a rating of 85.536%. He is followed by Luz Danielle Bolong at second place, still from Ateneo de Manila, with a score of 84.556%.
Here is the complete list of the Top 10 or topnotchers of the 2011 Bar exams:
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%
The 2011 Philippine Bar Exams was held at the University of Sto. Tomas with over 6,000 examinees.
The examinees were tested on the following subjects with both choice questions (MCQ) and essay questions:
First day: Political and International Law, and Labor and Social Legislation and Taxation;
Second day: Civil Law and Mercantile Law;
Third day: Remedial Law, and Legal Ethics and Forms and Criminal Law;
Fourth day: Trial Memorandum and Legal Opinion.
Associate Justice Roberto Abad is the Chairman of the 2011 Bar Exams. The Supreme Court stated that the MCQ exams should be able to assess the following skills: knowledge and recall; comprehension and understanding; and analysis and application. The Bar Examinations result is one or most awaited results in the country. It is the only professional licensure exam in the Philippines that is not supervised by the Professional Regulation Commission. The exam is exclusively administered by the Supreme Court of the Philippines through the Supreme Court Bar Examination Committee.