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Priests among bar passers

Priests among bar passers

By CBCP News

April 26, 2018

Manila, Philippines

Fr. Romeo Dawaton.

Two priests were among the 1,724 who passed the 2017 Bar examinations.

Fr. Romeo Dawaton of the Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk and Fr. Efren Bugayong of the Imus diocese hurdled the licensure test taken by more than 6,748 aspiring lawyers.

Bugayong, a doctor in Canon law, and Dawaton are both serving as chancellors in their respective dioceses.

Last year’s Bar exams held at the University of Santo Tomas posted a passing rate of 25.54 percent.

Oath taking for the new bar passers will be on June 1.