MALOLOS CITY— Bulakenyos hailed Raoul Angelo Atadero, the son of Meycauayan City councilor, for topping the 2011 bar examinations.
As this developed, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Bulacan chapter is preparing to honor him.
“It’s no ordinary achievement. It’s really inspiring,” said Lawyer Ted Villanueva, the present of the IBP-Bulacan.
However, he said that while Atadero topped the bar, his parents must be also be recognized.
“I tip my hats off to his parents for helping and encouraging him,” Villanueva said referring to Meycauayan City Councilor Raoul Atadero and his wife.
The Ataderos came from Brgy. Saluysoy in Meycauayan City and has been operating a string of pawnshops in different parts of the country.
As president of IBP-Bulacan, Villanueva added that they hope that Atadero will join their chapter.
“We are preparing to give him recognition, along with other Bulakenyo bar passers,” he said.
Lawyer Jose Dela Rama Jr., the former IBP-Bulacan president said Atadero will be included in the roster of Bulakenyo bar top notchers.
Dela Rama said that IBP Bulacan has established a wall of fame in recognition to bar examinees who made it to the top 10.
For his part, Lawyer Teddy De Belen, the head of the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) said Atadero’s feat is another testament that Bulakenyos are ready to excel if given a chance.
“Bulakenyos are really cut above the rest. We are proud of them,” he said noting that almost every year, a Bulakenyo always land in the top 10 of the annual bar examinations.
The same was echoed by Malolos City Mayor Christian Natividad, who passed the bar about four years ago.
“Bulakenyos continuously position its youth as a potent source of bright men motivated by opportunities in their proximity to schools,” Natividad said.
This year, Atadero is joined in the top 10 by Eireene Xinia Acosta of San Jose Del Monte City who placed 7th