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 ABCollege law dean bares 2011 mock bar result

ABCollege law dean bares 2011 mock bar result

The Andres Bonifacio College School of Law, through its dean Judge Eustolia J. Mata has released yesterday the result of the 2011 Mock Bar Examination which was given last February 6, 13, 20 and 28 at the third floor of the Science and Technology Building. Seventeen senior law students passed the said examination.

Patrick D. Mabbagu

Topping this year’s Mock Bar is Mr. Patrick D. Mabbagu with a general average of 91.95%. He is the son of retired 2Lt. Rodolfo P. Mabbagu and Mrs. Julieta Dagandan. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Andres Bonifacio College in 2007. Mabbagu once served as Editor of the Bonifacio Law Journal and Governor of the Supreme Law Council. Presently, he is one of the faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences of ABCollege.

Trailing behind is Mr. John L. Elumba with an over-all rating of 84.56%. He is the son of retired Col. Jose J. Elumba Sr. and Mrs. Harrietta Lopez. He is married to Arlou A. Elumba. Before entering the law school, he finished Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of San Carlos. He also took up masteral units in management engineering at the University of San Jose Recoletos.

Placing third is Ms. Melissa A. Dimasuhid with a general average of 84.16%. She is the daughter of Mr. Emeliano T. Dimasuhid and Sabina Almirol. Dimasuhid obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at ABCollege and units in Education at Saint Vincent’s College. She also taught for some time at Dipolog Medical Center College Foundation Inc.

Landing on the fourth and fifth place respectively are Ms. Mary Cherel F. Lamanilao with an over-all rating of 81.88 % and Mrs. Elma L. Awit with a general average of 81.02 %. Lamanilao is the daughter of Mr. Florencio A. Lamanilao and Daylinda Flores. She obtained her degree in Accountancy at the Holy Name University of Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Presently, she is connected with the Department of Agrarian Reform-Dipolog Office as its accountant.

Awit on the other hand finished Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting at Ateneo de Zamboanga University. She is the daughter of Mr. Victor S. Luchana and Mrs. Fe A. Guitarte. Married to Dr. Ricardo Awit, the municipal health officer of Piñan this province, she is currently the municipal accountant of Piñan.

According to Dean Mata, the annual mock bar examination seeks to assess the chances of senior law students in passing the real bar examination which is annually administered by the Supreme Court. “Students will really burn their midnight candles since failure to pass the mock bar examination means denial from graduation,” Mata said.

The mock bar examination which was started during the dean-ship of the late Atty. Narciso P. Barbaso, has been proven effective in raising the over-all performance of the ABC law school. In a 2007 study conducted by former Supreme Court Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, ABCollege was identified as one of the top performing law schools across the archipelago.

This year’s examiners include: Judge Ric S. Bastasa (Political Law and Public International Law; and Civil Law); Labor Arbiter Dan C. Santos (Labor Law and Social Legislation); Judge Rogelio D. Laquihon (Taxation); Judge Dante Vittorio D. Dalman (Mercantile/Commercial Law); Judge Hipolito P. Bael, Jr. (Criminal Law); Judge Pacifico M. Garcia (Remedial Law) and Judge Eustolia J. Mata (Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises).

“Only those who are not afraid to fail are fit to pass. And for those who pass the mock bar examination, that is just the first step. They must be ready to face another challenge which is the real bar and there is no other guarantee for passing except preparation,” the lady dean disclosed.  (PADM)

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