A graduate from the College of Law of Silliman University in Dumaguete City in March 2011, is Number 6 in the recent bar examinations,results released yesterday by the Supreme Court showed.
The topnotcher, Ivan Maxino Bandal, and12 other Sillimanians join the country's new lawyers, registering a passing average of 65 percent for the University. The national passing average is 31.95 percent.
Bandal graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Mass Communication in 2003, magna cum laude. He was a consistent honor student throughout his college and law years, and was named one of the Top 10 Students of the Philippines in 2003.
The lone topnotcher from the Visayas is the son of Sillimanians chess National Master Judge Rosendo Bandal Jr. and Silliman's Department of Physics Chairperson, Dr. Hope Maxino-Bandal.
The new lawyers from Silliman are Joshua Francisco Ablong, Elizabeth Karla Aguilan,Michelle Lyn Apao, Ivan Bandal, Terrence Anton Callao, Cleo Cleope-Santillan, Conrado II Concepcion,Rudy Cunanan, Aldeo Jesus Diez, Rudylyn Laurente, Melissa Grace Legaspi, Romela Mae Napao-Lozano, and Izra Elita.
Silliman president, Dr. Ben Malayang III, congratulated the passers and the College of Law through its dean,Mikhail Lee Maxino.
"We praise God for the wonderful performance of Ivan and our other graduates! And, too, we are grateful to the faculty and staff of the College, your supportive alumni, and the students themselves for their dedication and hard work!"Malayang said.*
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