Orignally posted: 2:51 p.m., May 3, 2017
Ramil Comendador – a 35-year-old husband and father of two who worked as a janitor and then legal researcher at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) – said he could not believe how lucky he was to pass the 2016 bar examination.
“Napakaswerte ko po,” he said. “Di ko nga po alam kung paano ko pasasalamatan ang Panginoon talaga at yung mga taong nagbigay ng lakas sa akin.”
(“I’m so lucky. I don’t know how to thank the Lord and all those people who gave me strength.”)
“I am number 914,” he said pointing at the list of passers.
“Sana po wala akong kapangalan,” he added laughing.
(“I hope I don’t have a namesake.”)
He said he was a high school graduate when he started working in the private sector. He got married and had two children, now aged four and eight.
Comendador said he aspired to continue his studies to at …