March 1, 2024

City officials commended Anthony Mark Dulawan Emocling of the University of Baguio for being the first person with visual impairment to pass the Bar examinations.
In a resolution, the city officials said Emocling’s achievement will surely motivate the public and will also serve as a reminder that the country’s educational system should aggressively promote inclusiveness in the implementation of educational programs.
Emocling, a graduate of the UB School of Law, made history for being the first visually-impaired to pass the Bar exams.
He is one of the 3,992 examinees who hurdled the 2022 Bar exams, the second edition of the computerized and regionalized test administered by the Supreme Court. His name appeared at 1407 in the list of Bar passers.
Emocling took the test at the Ateneo de Manila University, where his mother had to leave him at the university entrance and in the care of a runner assigned by the SC who would accompany him to the examination center.
During the test, someone reads him the question and he dictates his answer to be encoded by another staff.
He was a student of human rights lawyer and former UB School of Law dean and now Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Mayor Pablito V. Sanidad, Sr.
Emocling said he wants to focus on human rights and fight for the marginalized groups.
City officials also commended Eric Pamintuan Exiomo of the Saint Louis University School of Law for placing 18th with a final average rating of 86.49 percent in the same examinations conducted in various testing centers around the country.           
The resolutions stated Exiomo’s feat and achievement show and continue to uphold the city’s identity as the education center of the north where it molds students into licensed professionals with flying colors.           
Earlier, the SC announced 3,992 out of 9,183 examinees or 43.47 percent successfully passed the examinations held on Nov. 9, 13, 16 and 20, 2022 in selected testing centers located in the different parts of the country.          
Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa, who was the chair of last year’s Bar examinations, led the releasing of the results last April 14, four months after the conduct of the examination. – PIO release