The UP-National College of Public Administration and Governance is celebrating today as one of its alumna is revealed to be one of this year’s Bar topnotchers.
Sandra Mae Magalang, who graduated salutatorian in last year’s UP College of Law commencement exercises, placed no. 3 in the recently released bar exam results.
Magalang graduated from NCPAG in 2010 and made history when she became the very first to earn the summa cum laude title. Records from the Center for Public Administration and Governance Education show she finished her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a general weighted average of 1.188.
Dean Maria Fe V. Mendoza congratulated Magalang and thanked her for making her Alma Mater proud via the NCPAG’s Facebook page. “We hope you continue to serve our country well and epitomize ethical public administration at its best! Paglingkuran ang ating sambayanan,” said Mendoza.
Magalang also figured in the news (Click here for link of the news article) last year when her message to the family of Senator Juan Flavier who died in November was shared via social media by the late Senator’s son James.
It turned out that Magalang was one of the beneficiaries of the Sagip Mata program fathered by Flavier during his term as secretary of the Department of Health. Magalang credited the Sagip Mata program for allowing her “live differently despite being born cross-eyed and poor.”
“Without him, I could not have achieved the honors I have achieved, and his health programs have helped me reach places I never thought I would,” said Magalang in her letter to the family of Senator Flavier.