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Detours from home: What it’s like to pass the bar exams in a pandemic

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:53 AM

It's not your usual grand celebration but it's historic

Supreme Court to do pilot test for computerized Bar exams

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:32 PM

2020 Bar chair Justice Leonen also says the Court must take a hard look at the Bar exams and 'make its practices more reasonable'

BAR EXAMS. Aspiring lawyers are greeted by supporters as they take the last day of the 2019 Bar Exams at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on Sunday, November 24. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


[OPINION] Beyond rhetoric: How to improve legal education in the Philippines

May 07, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'What we really need are lawyers who will choose legal education, and not just if free time will allow it'

#PumasaNa: Barkada celebrates victory after passing Bar on 2nd try

May 05, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Six graduates of the Dr Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation in Tacloban City drew strength from one another as they prepared for their second Bar exam

BARKADA. A group of 6 friends share their journey of passing the Bar exam on their 2nd attempt. Photo from Babayne Tan

Before acing 2019 Bar, topnotcher recalls not getting into dream school

May 03, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Despite facing disappointment early in his bid to become a lawyer, Jun Dexter Rojas goes on to become the first Bar topnotcher of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Law

MAKING HISTORY. Jun Dexter Rojas is Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Law's first topnotcher since its inception in 2001. Photo from Jun Dexter Rojas

Ending alma mater’s 32-year drought, Bar topnotcher wants to give back to Baguio

May 02, 2020 - 5:06 PM

'I saw how a lawyer can help a person no other profession can,' says Saint Louis University's Anton Luis Avila

TOP 8. Saint Louis University graduate Anton Luis Avila bags the 8th spot of the 2019 Bar examinations. Photo from Anton Luis Avila

He first took the bar in 1996. Two decades later, he's now 'Atty Popsy'

Apr 30, 2020 - 3:43 PM

Jaime Guerrero believes it would only take one strong push for him to finally pass the bar exams, which he failed several times

LAWYER. At 58, Jaime Guerrero's dream to become a lawyer finally came true after he passed the 2019 Bar Examinations.

'Get back up and march on': 2019 Bar passer shares journey of perseverance

Apr 30, 2020 - 10:51 AM

'Persevere with all your might and make use of whatever luck there is in your stars, until such time that the universe is led to no other choice but to make your will happen,' says Jzev Villanueva

NEVER GIVING UP. Jzev Villanueva, a graduate from University of the Philippines College of Law, shares his journey of taking the Bar exams twice. Photo from Jzev Villanueva

‘Sir K’ trends as netizens congratulate Bar 2019 6th placer

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:29 PM

Twitter users, including thousands who dream of being accountants and lawyers themselves, congratulate Kenneth Manuel

Rappler Talk: Bar exams 2019 Top 1 Mae Diane Azores

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Mae Diane Azores keeps it practical – she wants a country where people are not burdened by unnecessary suits, and where courts are not clogged


Brother and sister pass the 2019 Bar together

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:30 PM

'Only one of us passing was probably never an option for us,' says Jesse Solis of her brother Mijo

BAR EXAMS. Siblings Jesse and Mijo Solis pass the 2019 Bar Exams together. Photo courtesy of Jesse and Mijo Solis

Supreme Court lowered Bar passing grade for more techy lawyers in 'new normal'

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:49 PM

After the grade was lowered to 74, more than 300 made the cut

BAR EXAMS. Examinees with their relatives, schoolmates and friends gather at the Supreme Court on April 26, 2018, as it announces the results of the 2017 Bar Exams. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bar 2019 topnotcher is jeepney driver's daughter with a heart for public service

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:44 PM

(UPDATED) Mae Diane Azores, who lives at the foot of Mount Mayon, always had grand dreams

TOPNOTCHER. UST-Legazpi College of Law graduate Mae Diane Azores tops the 2019 Bar Exam. Photo courtesy of UST Media Alumni Public Affairs

PAO or corporate law for Bar 2019 10th placer Bebelan Madera

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:09 PM

Bebelan Madera of the University of St La Salle in Bacolod City was working in Manila when she was called home by her parents, a move that paved her way to law school

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Bar examination 10th placer Bebelan Madera of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City

Bar 2019: Provincial schools again emerge on top

Apr 29, 2020 - 5:31 PM

The University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi in Albay produces the 2019 Bar examinations' 1st and 3rd placers

TOP 10. Provincial schools emerge at the top of the 2019 Bar Examinations. Photo from Supreme Court


Now a CPA lawyer, Bar 3rd placer wants to stay as auditor for the people

Apr 29, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Bar 3rd placer Myra Baranda says she finds fulfillment in interacting with people, hearing their grievances, and being at the receiving end of their gratitude for help she has given them

TOP 3. University of Santo Tomas Legazpi graduate Myra Baranda is the Top 3 of the 2019 Bar Examinations. Photo courtesy of Supreme Court


2020 Bar exams postponed to 2021

Apr 29, 2020 - 3:32 PM

The 2020 Bar examinations will also be regionalized – they will be held in Manila and Cebu City

2020 BAR. Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is the Bar Chair for the 2020 Bar Examinations. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


Surviving cancer and 2019 Bar, new lawyer stays with TokHang clients

Apr 29, 2020 - 2:23 PM

'Wala rin naman silang ibang nalalapitan, we need more lawyers who will handle these cases,' says Margaret Callanta

SURVIVOR.  Ovarian cancer survivor Margaret Callanta passes the 2019 Bar Exams after a one year delay due to chemo. Photo courtesy of Margaret Callanta


FULL LIST: 2019 Bar passers

Apr 29, 2020 - 1:13 PM

Here is the full list of the 2,103 examinees who passed the 2019 Bar

TEARS OF JOY. Bar passers express their emotion as they flock to the Supreme Court in Manila on May 3, 2019, to see the results of Bar examination. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi tops 2019 Bar exams

Apr 29, 2020 - 12:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Mae Diane Azores of the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi tops the bar with 91.049%


2019 Bar passing rate: 27.36%, higher than 2018

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:45 AM

(3rd UPDATE) This year is a peculiar experience for Bar passers as the coronavirus pandemic forced the hopefuls to wait for the results at home

BAR EXAMS. Bar passers get emotional as they flock to the Supreme Court in Manila on May 3, 2019, to see the results of 2018 Bar examinations. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines –

FALSE: CHED says LET is 'toughest exam to pass'

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:07 PM

CHED did not issue this statement and the 'assistant commissioner' cited in the article is fake

New lawyers of coronavirus era: 2019 Bar results out online April 29

Apr 23, 2020 - 6:50 PM

The list will not be displayed at the Supreme Court premises. Bar takers should wait for the online release at home.

BAR 2019. Aspiring lawyers are greeted by supporters as they take the last day of the 2019 Bar Exams at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on Sunday, November 24. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


RESULTS: February 2020 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination

Feb 27, 2020 - 5:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,334 out of 3,469 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination and 48 out of 80 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

RESULTS: February 2020 Master Plumber Licensure Exam

Feb 12, 2020 - 5:22 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 552 out of 1,324 pass the February 2020 Master Plumber Licensure Examination

Civil service exam to push through in March – CSC

Feb 12, 2020 - 4:22 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Examinees who wish to take the exam as scheduled on March 15 are advised to take self-protection measures prior to and on the day of the exam

RESULTS: February 2020 Physical and Occupational Therapist Licensure Exams

Feb 05, 2020 - 6:51 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 729 out of 1,195 pass the Physical Therapist Licensure Examination and 159 out of 216 pass the Occupational Therapist Licensure Examination

University of Santo Tomas releases USTET 2020 results

Jan 28, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Did you take the UST Entrance Test for school year 2020-2021?

Ateneo de Manila releases ACET 2020 results

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:11 PM

Did you take the Ateneo College Entrance Test for school year 2020-2021?

SC strikes off PhilSAT as required nat'l law school entrance test

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Some powers of the Legal Education Board (LEB) are also declared as unconstitutional

PHILSAT. Petitioners successfully remove PhilSAT which has been imposed as the additional requirement for aspiring law students on top of the schools' own entrance examinations. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

RESULTS: September 2019 Licensure Exam for Teachers

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:22 PM

28,973 elementary teachers and 54,179 secondary teachers pass the September 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers

RESULTS: November 2019 Customs Broker Licensure Examination

Nov 25, 2019 - 8:01 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,166 out of 2,909 pass the Customs Broker Licensure Examination

PRC results: November 2019 geologist licensure examination

Nov 19, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed geologists!

RESULTS: November 2019 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer Licensure Exam

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Congratulations to the newest batch of agricultural and biosystems engineers!

RESULTS: November 2019 Civil Engineer licensure exam

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:05 AM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed civil engineers!

RESULTS: November 2019 Midwife Licensure Examination

Nov 06, 2019 - 5:52 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,068 out of 2,219 pass the Midwife Licensure Examination

[OPINION] About that election question in the bar exams

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This question – ‘Did X’s proclamation divest the Comelec of its jurisdiction to decide the case and vest the HRET jurisdiction? Explain.’ – is unnecessarily complicated

RESULTS: October 2019 Psychologist and Psychometrician Licensure Examination

Nov 05, 2019 - 7:17 AM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Fight impunity, 2019 Bar takers told

Nov 03, 2019 - 2:52 PM

In its message to Bar candidates, Malacañang meanwhile says, 'Rise to the challenge'

2019 BAR EXAMS. Thousands of aspiring lawyers take their first Bar Exam at the University of Santo Tomas on November 3, 2019. Photos by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Manila police all set for first Sunday of 2019 Bar Exams

Nov 02, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Around 600 cops will secure the University of Santo Tomas (UST) where 8,245 law graduates will take the Bar Exams for 4 Sundays of November

BAR EXAMS. The scene of the first sunday of the 2018 Bar Examinations on November 4, 2018, at the University of Santo Tomas campus in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

RESULTS: October 2019 Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination

Oct 29, 2019 - 4:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 731 out of 2,101 passed the Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination

CSC releases school assignments, reminders for the October 13 exams

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:51 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Here's what you need to remember for the Civil Service Commission exams on October 13, 2019

August 4 career service exams results released

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:22 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The complete list of successful examinees of the Aug. 4, 2019 CSE-PPT may be accessed at the CSC website.

Civil Service Commission Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test

8 of 10 naval board topnotchers from University of Cebu

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:51 AM

This is not the first time the university dominated the naval board exam. In 2017, UC swept all 10 top slots.

TOPNOTCHERS. University of Cebu students take 8 of 10 top spots of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Exam. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Family of topnotchers: Youngest ranks 1st in physician licensure exam

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Acing the physician licensure exam isn't new to the Peralta family as Federico’s sisters, Ana Bianca Eloise and Ana Eryka Elaine, were also among the top passers of the same exams in past years

RESULTS: September 2019 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 4,743 out of 6,453 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

RESULTS: September 2019 Physician Licensure Exam

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:00 AM

Congratulations to the newest batch of licensed physicians!

RESULTS: September 2019 Forester Licensure Examination

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,082 out of 1,934 passed the Forester Licensure Examination

Civil Service Commission releases exam calendar for 2020

Sep 06, 2019 - 3:22 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Twelve civil service examinations are slated for 2020

RESULTS: August 2019 special professional licensure exam for master plumbers

Sep 04, 2019 - 5:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 119 out of 197 pass the Master Plumber Licensure Examination in August 2019