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#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


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

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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 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

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?

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

RESULTS: August 2019 Mechanical Engineer, Certified Plant Mechanic board exams

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:44 AM

The Professional Regulation Commission says 3,928 out of 5,563 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination, while 59 out of 137 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

RESULTS: August 2019 Veterinarian Licensure examination

Aug 19, 2019 - 9:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 516 out of 1,057 passed the Veterinarian Licensure examination

RESULTS: August 2019 Pharmacists Licensure examination

Aug 07, 2019 - 6:13 PM

PRESS RELEASE: PRC announces that 3,097 out of 4,455 passed the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy

PRC results: July 2019 optometrist licensure examination

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:54 PM

260 out of 295 passed the Optometrist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Optometry in Manila this July 2019

RESULTS: July 2019 Interior Designer board exam

Jul 15, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

PRC results: July 2019 master plumber licensure exam

Jul 10, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed master plumbers!

RESULTS: June 2019 environmental planner licensure exam

Jun 11, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Results: May 2019 Chemical Engineer board exam

May 28, 2019 - 4:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 313 out of 616 passed the Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination given in May 2019

Rappler Talk: Bar 2018 topnotcher Sean James Borja

May 06, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Tune in at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 6, as Rappler sits down with Sean James Borja to discuss the rule of law, legal education reforms, and the topic closest to his heart – LGBT rights

Couple shares success of passing Bar exam together

May 06, 2019 - 7:19 PM

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

Photo by Rob Flores

'A dream come true': 2018 Bar passers celebrate success

May 03, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Bar passers and their families share heartfelt moments after the results of the 2018 Bar Examinations are announced

GRATITUDE. The proud mother of Nadine Patriziah Agustin rejoices when she sees her daughter pass the 2018 Bar Examinations on May 3. Photo by Isabel Lupac/Rappler

Bar 2018: La Salle Manila gets first topnotcher as USC continues feat

May 03, 2019 - 7:55 PM

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

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

Cebu Bar topnotchers: PH needs lawyers ‘really fighting for the rule of law’

May 03, 2019 - 6:31 PM

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

Malacañang to 2018 Bar exam passers: Integrity highest virtue in law profession

May 03, 2019 - 5:53 PM

'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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 9th anniversary of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the 25th anniversary of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 19, 2019. Joining the President is MinDA Chair Datu Abul Khayr Alonto and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

From Philippine team member to her clan's first lawyer

May 03, 2019 - 4:19 PM

'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

SUCCESS. Athlete turned lawyer Maria Rodielita Dublin passes the 2018 Bar Examinations and becomes the first lawyer in her clan on Friday, May 3, 2019. Photo from Maria Rodielita Dublin

2018 Bar topnotcher wants to be 'voice for people who need a voice'

May 03, 2019 - 3:59 PM

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'

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Sean James Borja gives his address at the graduation of Ateneo Law School Class of 2018, as class valedictorian, on July 15, 2018. Photo from the Ateneo de Manila University website

Bb Pilipinas hopeful Bea Patricia Magtanong among bar exam passers

May 03, 2019 - 3:35 PM

The beauty queen is among the 1,800 successful bar examinees

LAWYER. Bb Pilipinas candidate Bea Patricia Magtanong passes the 2018 bar examinations. Photo by Dion Besa/Rappler

De Lima’s son passes Bar Exams 2018

May 03, 2019 - 1:38 PM

(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

MOTHER'S PRIDE. Senator Leila de Lima’s son, Vincent Bohol (in red, to her right), passes the 2018 Bar exams. Sourced photo

FULL LIST: Bar Exams 2018 passers

May 03, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Here's the complete list of the 1,800 successful examinees

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

Sean James Borja of Ateneo de Manila University tops 2018 Bar Exams

May 03, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(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.

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Sean James Borja of Ateneo de Manila University is the 2018 Bar Exams topnotcher. Photo from the Facebook page of Sean James Borja

Bar Exam results 2018: 22.07% passing rate

May 03, 2019 - 11:57 AM

The passing rate for Bar Examinations 2018 is lower than that of the previous year, when 25.55% passed

RESULTS ARE OUT. Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo announces the results of the 2018 Bar Exams in front of the SC building on May 3, 2019 Photo from SC PIO

Bar exams 2018 results out on May 3

May 01, 2019 - 12:16 PM

The number of Bar candidates who registered for 2018 is the highest in recent years

BAR 2018. The results of the 2018 Bar Examinations will be released on May 3. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

RESULTS: March 2019 Pharmacist board exam

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:33 PM

PRESS RELEASE: PRC announces that 2,100 out of 3,234 passed the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy

PRC results: January 2019 architecture licensure exam results

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed architects!

Ateneo de Manila releases ACET 2019 results

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:20 AM

(UPDATED) Results are available exclusively online

PRC results: November 2018 chemical engineer licensure examination

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed chemical engineers

RESULTS: November 2018 Interior Designer board exam

Nov 27, 2018 - 5:41 PM

251 out of 452 passed the Interior Designer Licensure Examination in Manila

RESULTS: November 2018 Civil Engineer board exam

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:49 AM

PRESS RELEASE: 6,262 out of 13,887 passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

RESULTS: October 2018 Psychometrician Licensure Examination

Nov 10, 2018 - 1:28 AM

4,035 out of 8,453 passed the Psychometrician Licensure Exam last October 2018