2016 UST Bar Passers receives a grand blowout from Dean

A very generous dean gave a grand blowout for the 2016 UST Bar Passers!

An all-expense paid trip to Boracay (airfare + accommodation), Php5,000 pocket money and a personalized Parker ballpen, was what the new 86 new UST lawyers received from Dean Nilo Divina of Faculty of Civil Law of UST (University of Santo Tomas). All were paid for from the dean’s own money.

One of the passers was netizen Rafael Lorenz Santos who posted a thank you note for the dean. He mentioned that aside from the material gifts, the dean also provided tips, notes, digests and even encouragement and prayers.

In his Twitter account (@roughsaints),  he also shared some pictures of the 3-day Bora trip.

2016 UST Bar Passers blowout from dean


According to news reports, the dean promised this vacation as an incentive with the following conditions -if the passing rate of 100% will be achieved, or if a UST bar examinee lands the no. 1 spot or if two or more Thomasians gets into the Top 10 list.

For this year, UST was at 96.25% passing rate.

Although none of Divina’s conditions were met, the passing rate was one of the highest in the university’s record.

Thus, the 2016 UST Bar passers still got what the Dean promised.

"I decided to push through because of the strong clamor of the UST bar passers who moved that their passing rate be deemed as substantial compliance with the condition for the Boracay trip...A prized money awaited a bar topnotcher. Since no one made it to the top 10, the money was distributed to all those present during the testimonial dinner."  the dean said in an interview.




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