The College of Law of San Sebastian College – Recoletos Manila headed by Atty. Ferdinand Tan, Dean of the College; SSC-R Manila President, Rev. Fr. Cristopher C. Maspara, OAR; and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rev. Fr. Leander V. Barrot, OAR held a Commencement Exercises on April 22 this year, conferring Bachelor of Law and Juris Doctor degrees to 99 graduates. 49 Bachelor of Law and 7 Juris Doctor students were declared graduates in October last year; while 23 students from the Bachelor of Law program and 20 students from the Juris Doctor program graduated in March this year.
The Bachelor of Law October graduates were: AGUILA, Pamela Joannie M.; AGUILAR, Angelica Joy Q.; BADILLO, Avelino IV C.; BAGALACSA, Omar V.; BALTAZAR, Dianne Abigail P.; BENITEZ, Polo M.; BIENES, Louis D.; BINOTAPA, Thea Philline F.; BUCAG, Pauline Kaye P.; CAJUCOM, Ronald Paul O.; CANCIO, James Francis M.; CAYTON, Juan Paolo E.; CHAVEZ, Jino Karlo M.; CRUZ, Xinia Carmela B.; DE BORJA, Esperanza Angela A.; DEL ROSARIO, Aaron John D.; DIOLA, Ma. Teresa P.;GALANG, Sir John Paul C.; GANANCIAL, Christian Roy S.; GRANTOZA, Jerilee H.; GRUMEZ-GUINIR, Janice L.; ISIDRO I, Cleofe Joy A.; JOSE, Justin Evan A.; LABE, Roberto, Jr. V.; LAYGO, Angelica A.; LIONG, Kimmy D.; MASCARDO, Joyce Anne V.; MIGUEL, Maria Amparo A.; MIÑAS, Katherine P.; MONSANTO, Cleto Jr., E.; MORDENO, David Anthony De Leon; MOSCARDON, Geno M.;NAYRE, Kimberly C.; OASAY, Mary-Jane Y.; OLONAN, Virson Tillich G.; ORQUINA, Cristina F.; PANGANIBAN, Chestanica D.; PARIL, Jeffrey F.; PEDERNAL, Cyrus De Luna; PORMANES, Stephanie Khristine T.; PUTUNGAN, Maria Theresa Minda P.; REMO, Vonn Alexis V.; RICONOSE, Ernesto Jr., A.; ROXAS, Marc Vinzon M.; SANTIAGO, Gladys Marie O.; SAN JOSE, Jamille R.; SEÑADO, Carla Rosario De Leon; VALDEZ, Katrina April Mennen A.; and VALMORES, Jody Anne A.
The Juris Doctor October graduates were: BIGAY, Daryl Jacob F.; CORPUZ, Maria Cristina C.; CUADRAS, Cristine Clea B.; DE GUZMAN, Christopher Tom C.; FUENTES, Elica Mariz D.; PANGILINAN, Lady Anne M.; and PEREZ, Bryan Alphonso E.
Graduating from the Bachelor of Laws program in March this year were the following: AGOOT, Ryan D.; AMBA, Ria Riva L.; Arceo, Nikki I.; ARELLANO, Olive R.; BORBE, Magdalena A.; CACHO, Charina Flor A.; CAPUNO, Raegan L.; CLEOFAS, Benz G.; CYPRES, Jenny Joy C.; ESGUERRA, Mark Ferdinand S.;FADRILAM, Adrian M.; MACARAEG, Feliciano III L.; MANGADANG, Nassief L.; MANGUBAT, Kristine B.; MENDEZ, Arvi Gale C.; MIGUEL, Rendolph D.; NAPALA, Jessica E.; ORTIZ LUIS, Michael L.; PAPIO, Enrico P.; REYES, Alex, Jr. D.; SORIAO, Howell Ivan Ritchie B.; TUAZON, Michael F.; and VICTORIA, Lalaine T.
From the Juris Doctor program, the following were declared graduates: BOLA, Lorelie P.; COLLADO, Manolyn, Jr. A.; DELA CRUZ, Magnolia A.; LAPPAY, May Rose Abigail A.; LEAL, Katrina S.; MAGPUSAO, Chris-Jerome J.; MANTARING, Jeffrey S.; MARQUEZ, Lean A.; MINA, Matthew Ryan R.; NGO, Rachelle L.; ONG-LOPEZ, Jobelle Lynn C.; ORTEGA, Clare Marie F.; OYOS, Gerlyn Fe G.; PAULINO, Charmaine Jacqueline I.; PEÑARROYO, Ma. Anadesylin; REFUERZO, Esther Katherine R.; SILVA, Angelo Joseph C.; SUBIATE, Marie Fe D.; UY, Marya Petrina C.; and VALE, Dianne C.
Gracing the Commencement Exercises as the Guest Speaker who delivered a speech meant to motivate the new lawyers was Hon. Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro, an Associate Justice of the Supre Court of the Philippines. She is currently the President of the Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA). A graduate of UP College of Law in 1972, she was a consistent college and university scholar. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts in 1968 at the University of the Philippines as cum laude. She was a consistent member of the UP College of Law honor society, the Order of the Purple Feather, and was elected to lifetime membership in the Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society and Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in the Social Sciences for academic excellence in her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees. She attended law courses in the International Law Institute in Washington D.C., USA and Harvard Law School’s Program of Instruction for Lawyers in Massachusetts, USA.
In the Supreme Court, Justice De Castro is the Working Chairperson of the First Division, the Chairperson of the Management Committee of the Judicial Reform Support Project, the Working Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on Ethics and Ethical Standards and of the Halls of Justice Coordinating Committee, Chairperson of the Committee on Computerization and Library, the Committee on Gender Responsiveness in the Judiciary, and the Special Committee to Draft Rules on Sexual Harassment in the Judiciary, and Member of the Supreme Court Internal Rules Committee.
The Commencement Exercises also attended by some religious and lay administrators were held at the Bulwagang Diego Cera of San Sebastian College – Recoletos Manila.