Bullied in grade school for being openly gay, Sean James Borja used his experience as a takeoff point for a career in law.
“I thought I could be the voice for people who need a voice,” said Borja of Ateneo de Manila University, this year’s bar topnotcher with a grade of 89.3 percent.
Borja is among the 1,800 bar passers of the annual licensure exam for lawyers that saw three top-performing law schools regain their dominance over the topnotchers’ list.
A relatively young law school also broke into the Top 10.
Ateneo de Manila University, University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City and the University of the Philippines (UP) produced nine of the 10 highest scorers in the 201…
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