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by wkipilipinas
on 11/10/17
#TodayInHistory: October 12, 1911 – Jose Abad Santos passed the Bar Exams. Because of his exceptional intelligence, he was part of the first generation of Filipinos, 18 pensionados (scholars) sent to study in American Universities. He finished secondary education at Sta. Clara College in California and Bachelor of Laws at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In 1910, he was conferred a Master of Laws by George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and was admitted to the United States Bar. Abad Santos was a Filipino jurist and patriot. He was the 5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SC).