Malacañang urges Bar passers to join gov’t

Published May 3, 2019, 10:30 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Agence France-Presse

MANILA— Malacañang on Friday called on the country’s new lawyers to join the government and help in building a “progressive, peaceful” nation, as it congratulates this year’s roster of bar passers.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN)
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

“We hope that many of our country’s new lawyers consider pursuing a career in the government and help build a progressive and peaceful nation that will provide a comfortable life for all,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

“Their youth, idealism, academic competence and personal integrity are welcome under the present Administration, and should be in succeeding administrations as well,” he added.

As they prepare to take their oaths and sign in the roll of attorneys, Panelo at the same time urged the new lawyers “to inculcate in their minds that integrity is the highest in the hierarchy of virtues in the legal profession.”

“We wish the successful examinees all the best as they begin to pursue a path that is exciting as it is rewarding even if at times perilous,” he added.

The Supreme Court on Friday released the Bar examinations’ result. Of the 8,155 who finished all the eight subjects in the exam, only 1,800 successfully passed the test. Topping this year’s bar exam is Ateneo de Manila University’s Sean James Borja.