Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel asked the passers of the 2016 bar exams to be lawyers in their own provinces.
Senator Pimentel made this request after board passers from the provinces dominated the Top 10 list of the 2016 Bar Exams, and none came from prominent law schools in Metro Manila.
Pimentel said that the novice lawyers must assist in developing their own provinces.
The Senator insists that the results of the recent Bar Exams is a positive development for the legal education in the Philippines. Sen. Pimentel believes that this event will persuade and convince law students from the Visayas and Mindanao to study in their own provinces, rather than traveling to Metro Manila and enrolling in known universities and colleges.
The Senate President also congratulated all the bar top notchers and board passers.