UP graduate tops 2015 Bar exams

enablePagination: false
maxItemsPerPage: 10
maxPaginationLinks: 10

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — A total of 1,731 out of the 6,605 (26.21 percent) passed the 2015 Bar exams, with a graduate from the University of the Philippines College of Law leading the elite list of topnotchers, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday (May 3).

Rachel Angeli B. Miranda from UP led the list with 87.4000 percent.

Below are the Top 10 passers:

1st: Miranda, Rachel Angeli B; University of the Philippines; 87.4000 percent

2nd: Plaza, Athena C.; University of San Carlos; 87.2500 percent

3rd: Aguilar, Jayson C.; University of the Philippines; 86.7500 percent

4th: Arceo, Reginald M.; Ateneo de Manila University; 86.7000 percent

5th: Anderson, Mandy Therese M.; Ateneo de Manila University; 86.7000 percent

6th: Hernandez, Giselle P.; University of the Philippines; 86.1000 percent

7th: Bustamante, Darniel R.; San Beda College Manila; 85.9000 percent

8th: Jacildo, Jecca B.; University of San Carlos; 85.8500 percent

8th: Laut, Soraya S.; Xavier University; 85.8500 percent

8th: Tiu, Jericho R.; Ateneo de Manila University; 85.8500 percent

9th: Hernandez, Jedd Brian R.; University of the Philippines; 85.8000 percent

10th: Buenaventura, Ronel U.; Bulacan State University; 85.7500 percent

10th: Fernando, Lara Carmela G.; San Beda College- Manila; 85.7500 percent

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia sent a congratulatory message for its associate Rachel Angeli Miranda for topping the 2015 Bar exams.

Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro also announced that the oathtaking of the successful Bar candidates will be on June 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Complete list of bar exam passers:

Due to the scope and difficulty, the bar examinations are considered as the most "prestigious professional licensure exam" in the country.

CNN Philippines' correspondent Anjo Alimario contributed to this report.