Ferdinand Marcos got the highest score among Philippine Presidents who topped the Bar Exams

Sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas, tatlo lang sa mga dating presidente ang naging Top 1 sa BAR exams.  Sa kanilang tatlo, si dating pangulong Ferdinand E. Marcos ang nakakuha ng pinakamataas na score.

  • Ferdinand E. Marcos – 10th President of the Philippines; 1st placer (92.35%) – 1939 Bar Exams, Topnotcher (UP).  TRIVIA: Marcos passed and topped the 1939 Bar Exams with average score of 98.01%.  Because of so high scores, Marcos was suspected of cheating and summoned to appear before the Supreme Court. Marco’s official grade was released as 92.35% after an oral re-examination given by Court en banc.  For the record, FEM is the only Bar candidate who was summoned by the Supreme Court for an oral re-examinations.
  • Manuel A. Roxas – 5th President of the Philippines; 1st placer (92%), 1913 Bar Exams (UP)
  • Diosdado P. Macapagal – 9th President of the Philippines; 1st placer (89.85%), 1936 Bar Exams (UST)

May lima pang dating presidente ng Pilipinas na naging BAR topnotchers din.

  • José P. Laurel – 3rd President of the Philippines; 2nd placer, 1915 Bar Exams (UP)
  • Elpidio C. Quirino – 6th President of the Philippines; 2nd placer, 1915 Bar Exams (UP)
  • Sergio S. Osmeña – 4th President of the Philippines; 2nd placer, 1903 Bar Exams (UST)
  • Manuel L. Quezon – 2nd President of the Philippines; 4th placer, 1903 Bar Exams (UST)
  • Carlos P. García – 8th President of the Philippines; 7th placer, 1923 Bar Exams (PLS)

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