The oathtaking, followed by the signing of the Roll of Attorneys, ultimately admits them to the Philippine Bar, enabling them to practice law.
The new lawyers are Cyril Arturo, Wendy Lyn Balanban, Jefferson Cadap, John Bryan Cong-o, Manolo Domingo Jr., Nickson Dumapis, Arnila Jamine Geronimo, Czarina Rose Gumpic, Maridel Langbis, Russel Lucaney, Melody Mamilig, Shanghai Quitor, Jasmin Tacio, Kristine Torafing, and Kathleen Willie.
CCDC’s Vice President for Administration Annabelle Gondales is also among the Bar passers who will be taking oath.
The incoming lawyers are among the 3,992 out of 9,183 examinees who passed the Bar examination on November last year. The results were released by the Supreme Court only on April 14.
“The court commends the Bar candidates who successfully scaled what time and again has proven to be a Herculean battery of exams. Congratulations to the families and supportive communities of the bar candidates for through your love, this victory is certainly shared with you,” said Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa at a press conference on April 14.
Caguioa was the bar chairpersons in the examination.
Addressing those who did not make the cut, Caguioa advised them to “allow this setback to be only temporary.”
“The Bar examinations cannot begin to nor will it ever measure the weight of your conviction, the strength of your courage, the depths of your compassion, and the height of your dream,” Caguioa said.
A Thanksgiving and Testimonial Dinner will be held after the oathtaking and signing of the Roll of Attorneys of the newly lawyers.*