MANILA-- Nine new lawyers were added to the list of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) workforce as the Supreme Court of the Philippines released the names of 3,747 successful 2016 bar passers.
DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy congratulated the DILG employees and bar passers while expressing hopes that they will continue to practice their profession as public servants.
Cuy said that the Department was fortunate to have employees who aspired and triumphed over the bar examination since their legal knowledge and higher qualification would be greatly beneficial to the people they serve.
"We are elated to have DILG employees as bar passers. We are grateful that despite the stress of the examination, they managed to deliver committed and sincere public service," Cuy said in a statement.
Among the DILG employees who passed the bar examination were Margielyn Asilo, Jeff Kevin Carbonel, Ansis Reyhan Victor Pornillos and Marybeth Ricafrente-Palattao of the DILG-Central Office (CO).
Pornillos said that the most challenging part of studying law was juggling all his subjects while working full time.
"Time management really was the hardest for me. Being a working student possess a lot of challenges, also, I wasn't able to take review courses, I just self-study," Pornillos said.
Carbonel and Asilo on their end said that the waiting game was the most difficult part of the examination.
"There's not enough preparation, mental or physical, for the bar exam, but the trickiest part is the uncertainty, waiting if you will pass or not," Carbonel said.
Asilo shared the same sentiment saying that there were doubts whether law school was really for her but was elated to have passed and promised to dedicate her learning for public service.
"I really want to stay in DILG, prior to being a lawyer, I really had a heart for working in DILG, for being a public servant, as I was inspired by my father who was a former barangay captain," Asilo said.
Other DILG employees who passed the bar examination were Darwin Alminaza of DILG-Region 6, and Jennifer Molvizar, Karah Jane Tamboong, Rafunzel Bero, Diana Jean Alicer-Avila all from DILG-Region 8.
Source: Philippines News Agency