House Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Wednesday congratulated the successful passers of the recent Bar exams and urged them to rekindle the sense of decency and ethical conduct in the legal community.
In his message addressed to the “Future Protectors of Justice,” Romualdez said passing the Bar is not just a personal victory but a testament to their commitment and resilience.
Himself a lawyer, Romualdez reminded the new lawyers that they are now the “bearers of a profound responsibility, having the power to shape the country’s legal landscape and “infuse it with integrity and honor.”
“Embrace your role in our nation’s legal system with a commitment to fairness and ethical practice. Your journey is crucial in rekindling a sense of decency in our profession and ensuring that justice prevails in our society,” said Romualdez, who is also the president of the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa).
Founded on September 26, 1961, Philconsa is a non-stock and nonpartisan organization committed to defend, preserve and protect the Constitution. Its members include judges, justices and other legal luminaries.
As for those who are yet to succeed, Romualdez urged them not to be disheartened and take the experience as the first step towards a future filled with successes and triumphs.
“Let this moment be a lesson, not a setback. The path to becoming a lawyer is arduous and demands not just intelligence but grit and perseverance. Each challenge is an opportunity to grow stronger and wiser. Your time will come, and when it does, your victory will be all the sweeter,” he said.
Romualdez also commended aspiring lawyers for their dedication and hard work.
“Whether celebrating success or gearing up for the next opportunity, remember, your journey is integral to upholding justice and the rule of law in our country. Best wishes for a bright and impactful career,” he said.
A total of 3,812 Barristers have passed the exams for law graduates out of the 10,387 applicants, equivalent to a 38 percent passing rate. (PNA)
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