Thursday, March 1, 2012
"Brilliance without integrity makes us puwit ng baso, breakable and fleeting. Integrity allows us to withstand and constantly scatter light, enduring with brilliance."- Raoul Angelo Atadero
At Raoul Angelo Atadero
Name: Raoul Angelo Atadero
Age : 27 years old
Law School: Ateneo de Manila University
Achievements: Ateneo Law School class valedictorian
Topped the 2011 Bar Exams.
His family hails from Bulacan.
Raoul Angelo Atadero wasn’t exactly expecting to top the bar, expected to fail in commercial and mercantile law. When asked what his “secret” was in topping the bar, he replied: “Hard work, prayer and luck. Most important is hard work. You really need to work hard because no amount of prayer or luck will make you pass the bar.”
27 year-old Raoul Angelo Atadero was described by his superiors as quiet and unassuming, but very intelligent and insightful.
The second among four siblings, Atadero is the first lawyer in the family. The family, which hails from Meycauayan, Bulacan province, runs a jewelry and pawnshop business.
Ateneo Law School valedictorian Raoul Angelo Atadero topped the 2011 Bar Exams.
Like most other bar exam takers, Atadero had spent much of last year preparing for the grueling November tests conducted at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
He was glued to law books for up to 14 hours daily between April and November last year.
“I started studying mid-April all the way up to November. I get up at 7 a.m., start studying at 8 a.m. and continue until 9 p.m., including breaks for meals. It’s really pretty standard for bar takers,” Atadero said.
Congratulations Atty. Raoul Angelo Atadero!
Photo from Atadero's FB page and Inquirer.
Article source: Inquirer
2011 BAR TOPNOTCHERS
Top 10 Bar examinees:
1st Place: Atadero, Raoul Angelo D., Ateneo de Manila University—85.5363%
2nd Place: Bolong, Luz Danielle O., Ateneo de Manila University—84.5563%
3rd Place: Rafal-Roble, Cherry Liez O., Arellano University—84.4550%
4th Place: Bañaga, Rosemil R., Notre Dame University—84.1226%
5th Place: Gonzales, Christian Louie C., University of Sto. Tomas—84.0938%
6th Place: Bandal, Ivan M., Silliman University—84.0901%
7th Place: Acosta, Eireene Xina M., San Beda College—84.0663%
8th Place: Qua, Irene Marie P., Ateneo de Manila University—84.0575%
9th Place: Laceda, Elaine Marie G., Far Eastern University-DLSU (Juris Doctor-MBA)— 84.0401%
10th Place: Aquino, Rodolfo Q., San Beda College—83.7276%
A total of 1,913 out of the 5,987 Bar examinees passed the 2011 Bar examination.
It was a first in the Bar Examinations’ 110-year history that a predominant multiple choice question-type of tests was given in the Bar exams.
The number of successful passers in the 2011 Bar examination was considered as the second highest rate in the millennium.
Congratulations to the 1,913 Bar examinees who passed the 2011 Bar Exams.