TOP 30 PASSERS: 2022 bar exam topnotchers

MANILA, Philippines – The names of bar topnotchers (top 30 passers) for the 2022 Bar Exam are announced by the Supreme Court on Friday, April 14 after the special en banc session.

TOP 30 PASSERS: 2022 bar exam topnotchers

"The said results will also include the announcement of the successful Bar passers who garnered the 30 highest total averages, as well as the law schools which obtained the five highest Bar passers’ percentages," Caguioa said.

UPDATE: University of the Philippines College of Law alum Czar Mathew Gerard Torres aced 2022 bar exam with 88.8083%. The top 5 examinees with the highest scores came from the UP, Bar Chair Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa announced.

A total of 9,183 law graduates completed the second digitalized and regionalized bar exams on November 9, 13, 16, and 20, 2022 in 14 local testing centers nationwide.



Rank Name School Rating
1 Dayday, Czar Matthew Gerard Torres University of the Philippines 88.8083%
2 Mariñas, Erickson Cayabyab University of the Philippines 88.7666%
3 Cregencia, Christiane Claire University of the Philippines 87.9667%
4 Yu, Andrea Jasmine Ong University of the Philippines 87.7750%
5 Gatapia, Kim Gia Grande University of the Philippines 87.4250%
6 Baes, Gabriel Gil Manlambus University of San Carlos 87.2500%
7 Reyes, Luigi Nico Mosqueda San Beda College Alabang 87.1917%
8 Uy, Rio Mei Lungub Ateneo de Manila University 87.0582%
9 Vergara, Mark David Quinit Ateneo de Manila University 87.0083%
10 Orencia, Jaims Gabriel Lopez Ateneo de Manila University 86.9001%
11 Cayanong, Reina Marie Manatad Ateneo de Manila University 86.8832%
12 Corpuz, Jether Kakilala Mariano Marcos State University 86.7500%
13 Gamboa, Jayvy Rosales University of the Philippines 86.7000%
14 Taradji, Ar-rashid Jammih Ateneo de Zamboanga University 86.6833%
15 Joson, Sharlene Ann Oliva University of the Philippines 86.5834%
16 Tan, Nicole Kate Paronda Ateneo de Manila University 86.5667%
17 Perez, Luis Gabriel Arevalo University of the Philippines 86.5583%
18 Exiomo, Eric Pamintuan Saint Louis University 86.4918%
19 Opina, Louis-mari Rosales University of Santo Tomas 86.4250%
20 Viloria, Kyle Terence Amilao Arellano University 86.3334%
21 Balbanero, Gian Miguel Jimenez Ateneo de Manila University 86.3167%
22 Estabillo, Jennefer Franco Manuel L. Quezon University 86.3083%
23 Salaver, Joji Marie Insular University of the Philippines 86.2417%
24 Lui, Jesse Brian Balisi Ateneo de Manila University 86.2000%
25 Dayrit, Alvinson Tumang Angeles University Foundation 86.1750%
26 Vega, Angelika Uy University of San Carlos 86.1666%
27 Romano-Weigel, Chrisha Ver Ramirez University of San Carlos 86.1583%
28 Marquez, Aaron Daryl Pasumbal University of the Philippines 86.0166%
29 Endozo, Kathleen Kae Zagala Ateneo de Manila University 86.0001%
30 Delgago, Michael Hofileña Ateneo de Davao University 86.0000%
Ignacio, Patricia Marie Eugenio University of the Philippines 86.0000%

Top 30 Bar Passers


In the previous exams, simultaneous with the release of successful bar passers, Supreme Court also announced the list of topnotchers.

In the 2020/2021 bar exam, the high court hailed 14 bar takers for their excellent performance. University of the Philippines (UP) has four excellent passers, while Ateneo de Manila University and University of San Carlos (USC) have two each.

In the 2019 bar exam, Mae Diane Azores of the University of Santo Tomas in Legaspi aced the bar with a rating of 91.0490%.

In the 2018 exams, Sean James Borja of the ADMU aced the bar with 89.306%. USC alum Marcley Augustus Nau-El followed with 87.53%. Other schools in the top 10 spots were UP and De La Salle University - Manila.

In the 2017 bar exam, graduates of provincial law schools dominated the list of topnotchers. Mark John Simondo of University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod, Negros Occidental led the passers with a grade of 91.05 percent.

In the 2016 exams, all topnotchers came from the provincial schools, a first without the usual top-performing NCR-based schools. USC's Karen Mae Calam topped the list with a rating of 89.05%.

Meanwhile, UP College of Law alum Rachel Angeli B. Miranda earned the top spot in the 2015 Bar Examinations with a rating of 87.40%.

Here's the summary of topnotchers during the past bar exams:

2020-2021 No top 10 list (but named 14 excellent passers)
2019 Mae Diane Azores University of Santo Tomas - Legaspi 91.05%
2018 Sean James Borja Ateneo de Manila University 89.31%
2017 Mark John H. Simondo University of St. La Salle - Bacolod 91.05%
2016 Karen Mae L. Calam University of San Carlos 89.05%
2015 Rachel Angeli B. Miranda University of the Philippines 87.40%
2014 Irene Mae B. Alcobilla San Beda College - Manila 85.50%
2013 NIelson Pangan University of the Philippines 85.80%
2012 Ignatius Michael D. Ingles Ateneo de Manila University 85.64%
2011 Atadero, Raoul Angelo D. Ateneo de Manila 85.54%


The Philippine bar examination is a professional exam not handled by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). It is exclusively supervised by the Supreme Court.

The SC conducts the Bar examinations pursuant to Article VIII, Section 5 of the Constitution which provides that it shall have the power to promulgate rules governing the admission to the practice of law.

Some Filipino lawyers say the bar exam is hard because it is centralized on wide-range bar subjects, with the expected annual passing rate of 20% to 30%.
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