From student journos to lawyers: 13 UST journalism alumni pass 2022 Bar exams


Aspiring lawyers wait for the results of the 2022 Bar examinations at the Supreme Court (Photo from Mela Lesmoras/PTV)

THIRTEEN JOURNALISM alumni passed the 2022 Bar examinations, the UST Journalism Society announced on April 18.

Seven of the 13 new Thomasian lawyers were from batch 2017 while four were from batch 2016. One of the Bar passers is a journalism alumna from batch 2012, and another is alumna is from batch 2018.

The batch 2017 journalism alumni were 31st and 32nd Gawad Ustetika awardee Rani Mae Aberin, former Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST chairperson Elizabeth Anthony, Mac Norhen Bornales, Jasmine Jade Cassidy Co, Kriza Niña Malaluan, Claudette Vianzon, and Angeli Wilson.

Airei Guanga of batch 2018, Johanna Kira Jorgio, Roen Mecano, Emiaj Francine Mendoza, and Kristina Savellano of batch 2016, and Ivy Garcia-Jocson of batch 2012 also passed the Bar examinations.

The University was the fifth top-performing law school this year with a 79.87% overall passing rate, or 127 passers out of 159 Thomasian examinees.

The Supreme Court announced the results of the 2022 Bar examinations on April 14. F

Editor’s note: This article has been edited to correct Airei Guanga’s batch year from 2017 to 2018.

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