Between Fathers and Sons (Part 2)

December 09, 2012

After Law Degree Proves Elusive, A Sterling Law Enforcement Career & Two Exceptional Sons Provide Distinctive Redemption

Cipriano E. Aquino and sons, Honorato and Pedro Y. Aquino

If it is a coincidence, it is pleasantly remarkable that the 1976 Bar Examinations had two topnotchers who call Baguio City their home.

And they preceded each other in the ranking. Pedro Y. Aquino who attended the Far Eastern University law school (FEU) was second, while Arthur E. Galace of the BCF College of Law placed third.

Thirteen years earlier, Pedro's older brother Honorato who graduated Magna cum laude from the BCF College of Law placed eighth in the 1963 Bar Examinations and was preceded by another lawyer of distinction, Rene V. Saguisag, who placed seventh.

The Aquino brothers' remarkable feat in their legal studies and subsequent admission to the bar might have something to do with their father Cipriano's unrealized bid to become a lawyer himself. What eluded the father, was fulfilled twice by his two sons, with redeeming distinction.

"He finished his Associate in Arts at the National University in Manila but was unable to continue through law school because his family couldn't afford to send him for further studies," Atty. Aquino explains.

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