Rappler's latest stories on bar exam results
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Michael Calzado and Charmaine Lynn Tan share the same goal of passing all their subjects, being able to graduate from law school, and passing the Bar exams
Bar passers and their families share heartfelt moments after the results of the 2018 Bar Examinations are announced
The Ateneo de Manila University School of Law returns to the top after 6 years, while the University of the Philippines College of Law returns to the top 10 after two years
Marcley Augustus Natu-el, Mark Lawrence Badayos, Jebb Lynus Cane, Alan Joel Pita of the University of San Carlos place 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th in the 2018 Bar exams
'We hope that many of our country’s new lawyers consider pursuing a career in the government,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, who also tells the incoming batch of lawyers not to be biased when faced with questions of law
'Yung effort ng anak ko, talagang it paid off,' says Emma Dublin, the proud mother of national team member now also a lawyer Maria Rodielita A. Dublin
2018 Bar topnotcher Sean James Borja says what drew him to the law profession is 'being able to provide a voice to those who don't necessarily have it'
The beauty queen is among the 1,800 successful bar examinees
(UPDATED) When Vincent Joshua Bohol graduated from San Beda College Alabang in June 2018, the court did not allow his senator mother to attend the ceremony
(UPDATED) Sean James Borja tops the exams with a score of 89.306%. The other top 10 passers are from the University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, and De La Salle University-Manila.
The passing rate for Bar Examinations 2018 is lower than that of the previous year, when 25.55% passed
The number of Bar candidates who registered for 2018 is the highest in recent years
We asked the new lawyers what they think is the biggest threat to the legal profession. They all seem to agree the threat is coming from within their ranks.
Neneth Aporo, daughter of a retired policeman from Tondo, makes it as a lawyer in the Big Apple. She dreams of being a public attorney in the Philippines.
What made former USLS College of Law dean Ralph Sarmiento believe Mark John Simondo would someday top the Bar? The student's brilliant answer to a 'very complicated problem about the relationship of the bill of rights and the powers of the state'
Mark John Simondo of the University of St La Salle says a lawyer does not have to join government to be able to serve the public
Parents wait under the heat at the Supreme Court to deliver the good news to their children
It is bittersweet redemption for a law school rocked by a high-profile hazing scandal
This was the 4th time both Leslie Llagas and Katherine Macaroy took the Bar. Despite failing several times, their dream to be a licensed lawyer has never faded.
Before becoming the 2017 Bar exams topnotcher, Mark John Simondo of the University of St La Salle in Bacolod was also the law school's valedictorian and, before that, a magna cum laude graduate of nursing
The Supreme Court grounds burst into squeals and cheers as Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin announces the results of the Bar exam
(UPDATED) The 2017 Bar Exam topnotcher is Mark Simondo of the University of St La Salle Bacolod with a grade of 91.05%
(3rd UPDATE) The passing grade this year is 75% for the total 6,748 law graduates who took the Bar in November 2017. Less than 2,000 make it.
A total of 7,227 law graduates took the Bar Examinations in November 2017
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
2016 Bar passers want to use their attorney title for the service of others
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
The 2016 Bar topnotcher from Kalilangan Bukidnon says her feat is beyond beyond beyond what she prayed for
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3rd UPDATE The 2016 Bar Exams register a passing rate of 59 06 the highest in decades
The highest percentage of exam passers ever recorded was in 1954 with 75 17 while the lowest was in 1999 with 16 59
I look forward to the day that the fitness of the law graduate will be determined by more intelligent devices than a test that strikes anywhere
Athena Plaza who graduated from the University of San Carlos USC in Cebu places second in the 2015 Bar examinations with a grade of 87 25
Passers welcome the official announcement with squeals of joy Those who don t make the cut leave the scene quietly some of them in tears
A total of 1 731 takers successfully pass one of the hardest licensure exams in the Philippines
God took my leg not my dream says 2014 Bar exams passer Joanna Katrina Ledda who lost her left leg in the blast that marred the 2010 Bar exams
The incident ‘made her even stronger [to] resolve that despite this setback she would help herself ’ Irene Mae Alcobilla’s professor at the West Visayas State University says
Scenes of quiet anticipation and excitement mark the release of the 2014 Bar exam results outside the Supreme Court
Christian Drilon valedictorian of Ateneo Law School Class 2014 wants to teach law
San Beda law graduate Irene Mae Alcobilla says she got the good news via messaging app Viber but thought it was a joke at first
Here is the full list of the 1 126 successful examinees in the 2014 Bar examinations
Jose Angelo David who placed 6th in the 2014 Bar exams says he was overjoyed that his college placed prominently in the rankings
UPDATED 1 126 out of 5 984 examinees pass one of the hardest licensure exams in the Philippines listed here in full