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2019 Bar Topnotcher Opens Up To Chel Diokno About Past Setbacks Outside School

She shares, "I was denied promotions, applications in different agencies because they thought that taking up law will be an obstacle for me in fulfilling my job."
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Life’s got a lot of twists and turns, but if you just keep at it long enough, you’ll see all your hard work pay off. At least, that’s the case for Atty. Mae Diane Azores. In case you didn’t know, Atty. Azores, who graduated from University of Sto. Tomas-Legazpi, is the topnotcher for the 2019 Philippine Bar Examinations. She had a grade of 91.049 percent and bested around 7,000 other test-takers.

In a Facebook Live held on May 13, 2020, Chel Diokno invited Azores for his online livestream called Chel Tayo! During the livestream, Atty. Azores talked about her experience in law school up until taking the actual bar examinations. Aside from being a lawyer, Azores is also a certified public accountant (CPA). Due to her pursuing law, however, she admits that she her greatest challenge was with keeping her profession as a CPA. 

“When I was taking law, I kind of sacrificed my career as a CPA,” Azores shares. “I suffered depression because I felt like I wasn’t moving forward in my life. I was denied promotions, applications in different agencies because they thought that taking up law will be an obstacle for me in fulfilling my job.” 

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“I thought of giving up at that time. ‘Siguro sinasayang ko lang ang oras ko sa law school,’ there was a point that I was thinking that.” 

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Despite extremely trying times, however, it’s a good thing she didn’t just give up. “Thankfully, by God’s grace, it all paid off.”

Atty. Diokno affirms the feeling of helplessness one gets when faced with struggles. “Sometimes, we are our own hardest obstacles. ‘Pag naniniwala tayong hindi na natin kayang gawin ay naggi-give up na lang tayo. And yet, there are so many life stories of people who persevered, and in the end, succeeded.”

Aside from the setbacks, Atty. Azores also shared words of wisdom for law students who are about to take the bar exams: "Codal is the key to success."

Watch the full livestream here:

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