Published: Thursday 26 April, 2018

Topnotcher: Mark John Simondo of La Salle Bacolod Tops 2017 Bar Exam

A law graduate of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod is the topnotcher of the 2017 bar exam. Mark John Simondo topped the bar exam with a score of 91.05%. He is the first Top 1 bar topnotcher in the history of the University of St. La Salle.

Mark John Simondo

Mark John Simondo (Facebook photo)

Interviewed on DZMM live from Bacolod, Mark John Simondo said he could not believe that he topped the bar exam. The news was first relayed to him by a friend through text but did not immediately believe it. Soon, more text messages flooded in and it seemed real at that point. And when he saw the news about the 2017 bar exam result, that was when he realized that all of what his friends was telling him was true!

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Atty. Simondo said he started preparing for the bar exam as soon as he entered law school, following their dean’s advise to all law students. But months before the bar exam last November, Mark and his colleagues started reviewing daily. Even on days when they had no classes at the review school, they still reviewed at home.

Mark John Simondo is still single, although he thanked his special someone in a brief message over the radio. But when asked by DZMM hosts about his girlfriend, he declined saying her parents are strict and would probably not approve.

But after topping the 2017 bar exam, isn’t it safe to assume that her parent would no longer have any objection by now?


Congratulations to Mark John Simondo of University of St. La Salle for topping the 2017 bar exam. (Facebook photo)

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