Rappler's latest stories on bar examinations
The number of Bar candidates who registered for 2018 is the highest in recent years
Warning participants against 'undermin[ing] the safe and orderly conduct' of the oath-taking ceremonies for new lawyers intentionally or unintentionally limit public criticism of the court
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
Legal Education Board (LEB) Chairman Emerson Aquende, however, says 'there is nothing wrong with repeating test questions'
The chair of the 2017 Bar examinations is Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin
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
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
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
The 2016 Bar topnotcher from Kalilangan Bukidnon says her feat is beyond beyond beyond what she prayed for
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
Do not tell me that we are not accountable for the lives of these people Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tells law schools
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
In 2011 the justice department found probable cause to file criminal charges against Anthony Nepomuceno for multiple frustrated murder multiple attempted murder and illegal possession of explosives
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
Christian Drilon valedictorian of Ateneo Law School Class 2014 wants to teach law
UPDATED 1 126 out of 5 984 examinees pass one of the hardest licensure exams in the Philippines listed here in full
UPDATED About 5 994 examinees await the results of the 2014 Bar exams
The High Court s decision takes into account the effect of the academic calendar shift on the review period of law graduates
They came from all over the country – from 22 to 62 years old 6 344 hopefulls will spend the next four Sundays of October at the University of Santo Tomas for the 2014 Bar Examinations
On October 5 and the next 3 Sundays most bar reviewees will be bar takers Enthusiasm is high even if only a small fraction of bar takers will next year be rejoicing as bar passers
I ve always wanted to do something that can make INC proud If there s an opportunity to tell anyone – the world – that I m part of this church then I would
Whereas non members of Iglesia ni Cristo are intrigued by the church s practices believers say they are not as secretive as people perceive them to be
2013 No 2 bar passer Mark Xavier Oyales says money is not an obstacle to attaining one s dream
Social media is abuzz with their unique names It turns out Habeas Corpuz 35 and Nat King Coles 34 are both political science teachers in the Visayas
A total of 1 174 aspiring lawyers pass the exams They comprise 22 18 of examinees
125 out of 267 examinees passed the 2014 Special Bar Examinations for the Shari’ah Courts
MMDA will close to traffic the westbound of España Street from Lacson Street to P Noval Street to traffic from 8am onwards
SC releases guidelines on vehicular pedestrian traffic within UST for the Bar examinations as well as transport plans in case of flooding heavy rain