Excitement and anxiety have been surely building up today at Padre Faura in Manila. Across the nation (Philippines), the 2008 bar examinees might already be busy checking on the Supreme Court website.
While I was working with ACCRA, I was mesmerized when a 1997 (?) or 1998 (?) barrister, Macel Fernandez, was taken in by the law firm. She was just so beautiful. And then, the bar results came out. She was the bar topnotcher. How can she have beauty and brains combined? She epitomizes not just the usual cliche “beauty and brains”. She is celebrity-beautiful. The brain part is not ordinary either. A bar topnotcher!
Since I was working on the executive floor of ACCRA, it was unavoidable to overhear some of the supposedly-private conversations among the partners. It was not a secret that Macel Fernandez was Angara’s protege. A founding partner divulged that Angara told them to get Macel Fernandez to work with ACCRA “at any cost”.
I know she is a rare specie. But tonight, will there be another “beauty-and-brain combined” bar topnotcher? Exciting!