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[OPINION] My 3-year Philippine Bar exam journey

May 01, 2018 - 9:26 AM

To you who haven’t made it yet, don’t give up. Seek and welcome help. There is no harm in acknowledging that you don’t know everything about the law, about life.

6 Bar topnotchers join SolGen Calida's office

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:37 AM

These topnotchers will reinforce SolGen Calida’s thrust to make the OSG home to the best and the brightest lawyers in the country says the Office of the Solicitor General

TOPNOTCHERS JOIN OSG. (L-R) 2016 Bar Topnotchers Alanna Khio, Andrew Stephen Liu, Mark Dave Camarao, Athalia Liong and Nia Rachelle Gonzales pose with their new boss Solicitor General Jose Calida. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Solicitor General

IN PHOTOS: New lawyers take oath of 'courage and integrity'

May 22, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Almost 4 000 new lawyers told to arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work

2016 Bar passers take oath before justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on May 22, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Great lawyers form under most terrible conditions

May 22, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: We need lawyers who will not back down from serving the rule of law even at great personal cost We need lawyers who will not bend to pressures to set the law aside in favor of expediency

2016 Bar passers take their oaths before justices of the Supreme Court at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on May 22, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#InspireCourage: How young mom from Batangas became Bar topnotcher

May 06, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Nia Rachelle Gonzales who once quit law school places 9th in the 2016 Bar Exams

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Nia Rachelle Gonzales dedicates her success to her mother and daughters. Photo courtesy of SC PIO

High school teacher from Ilocos places 6th in Bar

May 04, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Mark Dave Camarao makes history for Northwestern University Ilocandia s premiere university in Laoag City

TOPNOTCHER. Mark Camarao becomes the second bar topnotcher produced by the Northwern University in almost six decades.

More 'reasonable' Bar exams resulted in high passing rate

May 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The Bar chairman was very consistent in his statement that he wanted to ensure that there will be a high passing mark says Dean Sol Mawis head of the law schools association

BAR 2016. Exam takers celebrate as the Supreme Court announces the results of the 2016 Bar examinations at the SC grounds in Manila on May 3, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NCRPO welcomes 5 new lawyer-cops

May 04, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The 5 all non commissioned officers may become officers through lateral entry by joining the PNP s Legal Service

METRO MANILA COPS. Police from the NCRPO gather during the send-off for ASEAN security forces. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Bar 2nd placer's inspiration: aunt who died in Batasan bombing

May 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Alanna Gayle Ashley Khio of Dipolog City – a graduate of Silliman University – pursued the unfulfilled dream of her late aunt to become a lawyer

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Alanna Gayle Ashley Khio of Silliman University ranks second in the 2016 Bar exam. Photo from the SC PIO

2016 Bar passers want to be in public service

May 03, 2017 - 5:21 PM

2016 Bar passers want to use their attorney title for the service of others

DREAM COME TRUE. Angie Sevilla of the Philippine Christian University kisses her rosary when she found out that she passed the 2016 Bar Examinations. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler


Former Comelec janitor to lawyer – dreams come true at 2016 Bar exams

May 03, 2017 - 4:20 PM

UPDATED The Philippines new lawyers have inspiring stories of grit hard work and love for country Ramil Comendador worked as Comelec janitor while in law school

FAST FACTS: Law schools of the 2016 Bar topnotchers

May 03, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The top 10 passers for the 2016 Bar exams come from schools outside Metro Manila led by the University of San Carlos in Cebu City

Bar topnotcher Karen Mae Calam hopes to inspire others to dream big

May 03, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The 2016 Bar topnotcher from Kalilangan Bukidnon says her feat is beyond beyond beyond what she prayed for

DREAM BIG. Bar topnotcher Karen Mae Calam of the University of San Carlos in an interview in Cebu City after the Supreme Court announced the Bar exam results on May 3, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

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May 03, 2017 - 2:19 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 3, 2017

May 03, 2017 - 12:06 PM

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List of passers: 2016 Bar exams

May 03, 2017 - 12:01 PM

A total of 3 747 out of 6 344 examinees pass the exams

University of San Carlos grad tops 2016 Bar Exams

May 03, 2017 - 11:20 AM

3rd UPDATE The 2016 Bar Exams register a passing rate of 59 06 the highest in decades

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Karen Mae Calam of the University of San Carlos in Cebu has topped the 2016 Bar examinations. Photo from SC PIO

Highest in decades: Over 59% pass 2016 bar examinations

May 03, 2017 - 10:48 AM

The highest percentage of exam passers ever recorded was in 1954 with 75 17 while the lowest was in 1999 with 16 59

BAR EXAMS. Thousands of Bar examinees troop to UST on the first day of exams. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC: Leak in Bar exams not true

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED Exams in Commercial Law and Criminal Law Supreme Court Associate Justice and 2016 Bar Exams Chair Presbitero Velasco says will not be cancelled or re administered