KAREN Mae Calam and Anne Margaret Momongan have been best friends since college.
They took the same course and they passed the licensure exams for Certified Public Accountants (CPA) together.
Calam and Momongan, both from the University of San Carlos (USC), also studied law together.
And now, they not only passed the Bar exams, they both topped it.
Based on the results of the 2016 Bar Examinations, Calam ranked first with a grade of 89.05 percent, while Momongan ranked seventh, with a grade of 87.8 percent.
When they heard the news, Calam and Momongan, who both work for the accounting firm SGV and Co., cried.
Calam, 31, told reporters yesterday that she considered topping the bar as an early wedding gift.
She is marrying her fiancé, who is also a lawyer, in August.
Calam dedicated her success to her parents, a retired soldier and a hospital administrator from Kalilangan, Bukidnon.
Calam said her journey was a grueling one, as …