2010 Bar exam blast survivors win local races

COUNCILORS. Two victims of the 2010 Bar exam blast emerged victorious in local races.

COUNCILORS. Two victims of the 2010 Bar exam blast emerged victorious in local races.

MANILA, Philippines – Raissa Laurel and Jokat Ledda, who were both injured in an explosion that occured during the final day of the 2010 Bar exams, won as councilors in their respective local government units during the May 13 elections.

Laurel placed third in the San Juan City race with 15,057 votes while Ledda placed first in Balaoan town in La Union with 14,940 votes. 

The two were among the 44 injured following an explosion outside the De La Salle University in Taft Avenue, Manila, when Bar exams concluded on September 26, 2010. Laurel lost both legs while Ledda lost her left leg after the blast. 

They were then law students at San Sebastian College and San Beda College-Manila, respectively. 

Following her victory, Laurel posted on her Facebook page: 

Ledda likewise thanked her supporters on the social networking site:

– Rappler.com