Cebuano bar top passer gets a wonderful surprise from his alma mater. Nindota oi

A car for making it to the top 10 of the 2013 bar exams.
posted on: Sunday, March 23, 2014

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On the sixth place is Manuel Elijah Sarausa while Tercel Maria Mercado-Gephart bagged the 5th place.

Image courtesy of Leo Lastimosa

Many Cebuanos rejoiced after knowing this. In fact, a lot of them gave their greetings through social media.


If you still don’t know which of them received a brand new car, let me tell you. It’s Atty. Manuel Elijah Sarausad!

What car do you think he received as a reward from his alma mater?

Candice Gotianuy, University of Cebu Chancellor and Atty. Baldomero Eztenzo, College of Law Dean, both handed Atty. Sarausad a shiny Toyota Vios!

Seeing him and his family .

Just look at his genuine smile. You can’t fake that!

Left to right: Miss Candice Gotianuy (UC Chancellor) and Atty. Baldomero Eztenzo (College of Law Dean). On the far right is Atty. Manuel Elijah Sarausad and his family.

Even the on the upper floors went out to see the turn-over ceremony and

According to Atty. Sarausad, receiving the car was a bonus because even before he took the bar exam, he considered being a scholar in University of Cebu as a prize already.

In fact, he only paid Php 500 for his studies in law.

He is very thankful to all the people who supported him, to his alma mater, his mentors, his colleagues, friends, relatives, and most of all, his family!

Atty. Manuel Elijah Sarausad with wife Liezel and daughters Lourdes Vhel Marie (age 7) and Mary Elise (age 5)

Atty. Baldomero Eztenzo is very proud of him!

He even inspired his daughters! As young as five years old, Mary Elise already wants to follow the footsteps of his father!

Just staying in the same vicinity with his family is great! They are all filled with positivity and gratitude!

They supported Atty. Sarausad all the way! As for all the Cebuanos who gave him support and greetings, here’s his message to all of you!

Liezel Sarausad likes to express her gratitude to everybody who supported her husband. She also has a touching message to all Cebuanos!

Now that you figured out what our beloved topnotcher received as a gift, how did his success inspire you?