Philippine Bar Exam: Fraternities and the Bar

Posted on March 30, 2012. Filed under: Bar Candidates Hub, Bar Exam Tips & Guide, Bar Matters, Students of Law | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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From Tau Kappa Phi of the FEU Institute of Law to Tau Lambda Kappa, Epsilon Sigma Lambda Phi and Beta Alpha Lambda of the UE College of Law to Mu Kappa Phi and Tri-Delta Lex of the MLQU School of Law to Lambda Rho Beta, Alpha Phi Beta and Lex Talionis of the SBC College of Law and Gamma Delta Epsilon, Suprema Lex and Aegis Juris of the UST Faculty of Civil Law, fraternities and sororities have played a significant role in the lives of law students especially at the point of taking the Philippine Bar Exams. Below is a listing of fraternities and sororities which have produced first placers in the bar exams:

Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity

  • Gregorio R. Castillo (1957)
  • Henry R. Villarica (1971)

Aquila Legis Fraternity

  • Claudio Teehankee (1940)
  • Januario B. Soller Jr. (1972)
  • Vicente R. Solis (1973)
  • Virgilio B. Gesmundo (1977)
  • Gregorio M. Batiller Jr. (1979)
  • Joseph P. San Pedro (1991) – renounced
  • Cesareo Antonio S. Singzon, Jr. (2010)

Beta Sigma Lambda

  • Manuel G. Montecillo (1948)

Delta Lambda Sigma Sorority

  • Janette Susan L. Pena (1985)

Fraternal Order of Utopia

  • Cornelio C. Gison (1963)
  • Arturo D. Brion (1974)
  • Jayme A. Sy Jr. (1992)

Lex Leonum Fraternitas

  • Reinier Paul R. Yebra (2009)

Portia Sorority

  • Cecilia A. Munoz (1937)
  • Amuerfina A. Melencio (1947)
  • Maria Yvette O. Navarro (1988)

Scintilla Juris Fraternity

  • Rafael R. Lagos (1980)

Sigma Delta Phi Sorority

  • Ameurfina A. Melencio (1947)
  • Patricia Ann T. Prodigalidad (1996)

Sigma Rho Fraternity

  • Jovito R. Salonga (1944) – resigned
  • Pedro L. Yap ’39 (1946)
  • Manuel G. Montecillo ’39 (1948)
  • Manuel G. Abello ’54 GA ‘ 57 (1958)
  • Cosme D. Rosell ’75 (1978)

Theta Epsilon Sorority

  • Judy A. Lardizabal (2008)

Upsilon Sigma Phi

  • Ferdinand E. Marcos (1939)
  • Rodolfo A. Ponferrada (2001)

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