4th Bar topnotcher hails from Cotabato

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 29 2012 07:40 PM | Updated as of Mar 01 2012 03:40 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A law graduate of Notre Dame University in Cotabato City was surprised that she is the fourth-placed topnotcher of the 2011 bar examination.

Rosemil Bañaga, a certified public accountant, was stunned with the result since it was her first time to take the bar exam.

“Hindi ko talaga ini-expect kasi nahirapan ako sa exam na ‘yun,” said the 42-year-old Bañaga.

Bañaga also took a degree in accountancy at the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City.

This is the first time that a law graduate from the Cotabato university made it to the top 10.

Aside from Bañaga, 6 other law graduates from Notre Dame passed the 2011 exams. -- Report from Lerio Bompat, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao