USC grad is 2016 Bar Exams topnotcher

USC grad is 2016 Bar Exams topnotcher

The results of the 2016 bar exams released by the Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Wednesday, May 3, showed four of the top 10 passers – all from schools outside Metro Manila – are from the University of San Carlos USC) in Cebu.

Karen Mae Calam of USC- Cebu topped the examinations with a grade of 89.05%, besting over 6,000 others who took the examinations last November at the University of Santo Tomas (UST). The 2016 bar exams registered a 30-year record high passing rate of 59.06%. The 2015 bar examinations showed a passing rate of 26.21% with Rachel Angeli Miranda of the University of the Philippines claiming the top spot.