Senior citizen self-reviews, passes 2016 Bar exams

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 04 2017 01:02 AM

Photo courtesy of Jessie Sevilla

NAGA CITY—A senior citizen on Wednesday finally fulfilled his dream of becoming a lawyer.

Jessie Savilla, 60, self-reviewed for the 2016 Bar exams and was one of the 3,747 passers out of 6,344 examinees.

Savilla graduated from the University of Nueva Caceres in 2015. He first enrolled in the university in 1981 but stopped studying law after a year and a half.

“Nag-asawa na ako, may anak. Wala na yung personal na pangarap, pangarap mo na ay para sa pamilya,” he said.

Photo courtesy of Jessie Sevilla

Savilla rediscovered his interest in studying law after the bank he previously worked for closed.

“Kasi nawalan ako ng trabaho, wala na akong ginagawa, nakita ko yung mga libro ko dati, inumpisahan kong i-scan sila and parang may fire na, nagkaroon agad ako ng interes, sabi naman ng mga anak ko, kami na ang mag papaaral sayo,” he said.

Savilla did not pass the Bar exams in his first try.

He has five children. His eldest child, Rainier, also passed the Bar exams in 2012. - report from Rona Jane Nuñez, ABS-CBN News