Silliman University graduate ranks 6th in Bar topnotchers

March 1, 2012 1:54 am 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 29 – A graduate of Silliman University College of Law, Ivan Maxino Bandal is No. 6 in the Bar Exams topnotchers announced Wednesday by the Supreme Court.

Bandal graduated from the College of Law in March 2011. 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.

According to Silliman University information officer Marl Raygan Garcia, Bandal, is the lone Bar topnotcher from the Visayas based on the Supreme Court published result.

Bandal is the son of Sillimanians chess National Master Judge Rosendo Bandal Jr. and Silliman's Department of Physics chairperson Dr. Hope Maxino-Bandal.

A product of Silliman since his early childhood, Bandal graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Mass Communication in 2003, magna cum laude.

Twelve other Sillimanians join the country's new lawyers with the passing average of 65 percent for the university. The national passing average is 31.95 percent.

The new lawyers from Silliman University are Joshua Francisco Ablong, Elizabeth Karla Aguilan, Michelle Lyn Apao, Ivan Maxino Bandal, (Top 6), Terrence Anton Callao, Cleo Cleope-Santillan, Conrado II Concepcion, Rudy Concepcion, Aldeo Jesus Diez, Rudylyn Laurente, Melissa Grace Legaspi, Romela Mae Napao-Lozano and Izra Elita Singson.

Dr. Ben Malayang III extended his congratulations to the new lawyers from Silliman University, who, he said, upholded the quality of education of the university. He also extended his gratitude to College of Law Dean Atty. Mikhail Lee Maxino.

Dr. Malayang said the University is so proud of the achievement of Ivan Bandal for making it as No. 6 in the Bar exams.

He said he is grateful to the faculty and staff of the College and to the supportive alumni for their dedication and hard work. (PNA) LAP/MA/utb

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