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.

Read Full Article

Read More News

September 26, 2017

Serving the Filipino people for 28 years in the military, University of the Cordilleras' alumnus Liutenant Colonel Elmer B. Suderio was awarded as one of the ten (10) Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos.

September 01, 2017

BAGUIO CITY-Saying today's generation of Filipinos should make a stand against a culture of impunity that has slowly become acceptable to some people, Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday urged the youth to "fight anger with empathy, hate with compassion, and hopelessness with action."

August 01, 2017

The University of the Cordilleras is still the Philippines' Top Performing Criminology School after topping the June 2017 Criminologist Licensure Examination.

July 07, 2017

UC Teacher Education Graduates are Trained to Apply Compassionate Teaching Tools To Boost Under-Performing Students