36 new lawyers from Manila make Estrada vow to strengthen city education program

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Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada promised to apply more reforms in the city’s educational system as two public universities in Manila have successfully produced 36 new lawyers anew from the 2016 Bar examinations.

Estrada said he is proud by this achievement because it again proved the high quality of education in the Universidad de Manila (UDM) and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), which are both being run by the city government.

“We have so far succeeded in raising the standards of our public universities, and we will not stop here,” the Manila mayor said.

“I can assure you that I will continue providing our public schools funding support and more infrastructure and equipment,” he added.

Estrada added that he will also implement more reforms such as the hiring of additional faculty members and support personnel to further improve the level of instruction in the two universities.

“Now we have 36 more new lawyers, graduates of our public universities, who I believe will become successful professionals someday. Ang gusto ko, kahit libre ang ating paaralan, dito pa rin nag-ga-graduate ang pinakamagagaling nating estudyante,” he stressed.

Thirty-six new layers, 13 from UDM and 23 from PLM were among the 3,747 examinees who passed the 2016 Bar examinations held at the University of Santo Tomas.

Also among the UDM bar passers was former janitor Ramil Comendador, whom Estrada gifted with P100,000 cash incentive.