Graduate from University of Baguio Makes History as First Blind Bar Exam Passer

(Photo from the Facebook page of Pablito V. Sanidad Sr. )

MANILA, Philippines — In a remarkable display of perseverance and determination, a University of Baguio law graduate has made history by becoming the first visually impaired person to pass the Bar examination.

Despite his challenges, Anthony Mark Dulawan Emocling proved that anything is possible with hard work and a strong will. Former School of Law dean and Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Mayor Pablito V. Sanidad Sr. praised his former student for his achievement.

“Congratulations Anthony Mark Dulawan Emocling!!! My blind student at the University of Baguio, School of Law, who, against all the odds and despite being blind, is now a Lawyer!”

Ilocos Sur Mayor Pablito V. Sanidad Sr.

The University of Baguio also expressed its pride and admiration for Emocling’s accomplishment.

“Congratulations to #UniversityOfBaguio alumnus Anthony Mark Dulawan Emocling for making history as the 1st visually-impaired examinee who successfully passed the 2022 Bar Examinations! Let’s give him our warmest applause!” said the university.

The Supreme Court has released the results of the 2022 Bar exams, the second to be conducted digitally and across multiple testing sites nationwide. Out of the 9,183 examinees who took the exams in November last year, 3,992 law graduates have passed the Bar, resulting in a passing rate of 43.47%.

Congratulations to all the Bar passers of 2022!


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