Philippine Bar Exam

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  1. BinLurking

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    Does anyone know when will the results of the Bar Exam come out (administered in October 2004? Will they be listed in any website(s). Thank you!
     
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    they should be out this wednesday
     
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    SC to release bar exam results April 8


    By JOMAR CANLAS, The Manila Times Reporter

    The Supreme Court will release on April 8, the results of the 2004 bar examinations.

    The Supreme Court Public Information Office chief, Ismael Khan, said the justices have scheduled a special session on Friday to set the passing percentage.

    The percentage, he added, could still be reset depending on the results of the justices’ deliberation.

    Sources in the Court told The Manila Times the passing percentage could be much higher than last year’s 20 percent.

    The 1998 bar examinations had the highest passing percentage of 40 percent; the lowest was the 1999, which had a passing percentage of 16 percent.

    The sources also said that the Office of the Bar Confidant is computing the grades of the would-be lawyers.

    Records show that 5,259 people took the bar examinations at the De La Salle University on September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2004.

    Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing, the 2004 bar chair, will release the 2005 results. Next year’s chair is Associate Justice Romeo Callejo
     
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    Thank you, thank you very much! ;f
     
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    From the Philippine Supreme Court Homepage:
    April 8, 2005

    1659 Pass 2004 Bar Exams

    A total of 1659 out of the 5249 examinees from more 75 law schools nationwide hurdled the 2004 Bar examinations held during all four Sundays of September last year at the De La Salle University in Manila. The exams were the first to be held after the Supreme Court promulgated Bar Matter No. 1161, Re: Proposed Reforms in the Bar Examinations, which took effect on July 15, 2004.

    Justice Leonardo A. Quisumbing, Chairman of the 2004 Bar Examinations Committee, said the number of those who passed represented 31.61 percent of the total examinees. The exams were administered through Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Atty. Ma. Cristina B. Layusa.

    The Top 10 examinees are:

    1st Place
    Sanchez, January A.
    University of the Philippines
    87.45%

    2nd Place
    De Vera, Ronald P.
    University of the Philippines
    86.95%

    3rd Place
    Mendoza, Charlito Martin R.
    San Beda College
    86.75%

    4th Place
    Larrobis, Ma. Cristina C.
    University of San Carlos
    86.30%

    5th Place
    Dizon, Efren Vincent M.
    San Beda College
    86.10%

    6th Place
    Martin, Michael Geronimo G.
    Ateneo de Manila University
    86.05%

    7th Place
    Tan, Maria Melissa G.
    San Beda College
    85.55%

    8th Place
    Perez, Joseph Joemer C.
    University of the Philippines
    85.45%

    9th Place
    Silva, Neil Simon S.
    University of the Philippines
    85.40%

    10th Place
    Jamero, Ma. Melissa D.
    University of San Carlos
    85.30%


    The members of the 2004 Bar Examinations Committee are:

    1. Justice Arturo D. Brion - Political and International Law

    2. Justice Martin S. Villarama Jr. - Labor and Social Legislation

    3. Justice Jesus M. Elbinias (Ret.) - Civil Law

    4. Atty. Ricardo P.C. Castro Jr. - Taxation

    5. Atty. Arsenio B. Yulo Jr. - Mercantile Law

    6. Justice Francisco H. Villaruz Jr.- Criminal Law

    7. Judge Aloysius C. Alday (Ret.) - Remedial Law

    8. Judge Jesus F. Guerrero (Ret.) - Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises.


    According to the new rule, an examinee shall only be allowed to take the Bar exams a maximum of five times. While the five-strike rule applies to the 2005 Bar exams, still, those have exceeded this number as of last year’s Bar exams shall be allowed to take only one more Bar exam provided that they complete a one-year refresher course.

    Statistics from the Office of the Bar Confidant showed that in 2003, a record-setting 5,455 lawyer-aspirants applied to take the tests. However, only 5,349 actually took them. A total of 1,108 (20.71%) passed.

    In 2002, only 917 (19.68%) of the total 4,659 examinees passed the Bar exams.

    In 2001, a total of 1,266 (32.89%) out of 3,849 examinees passed. In 2000, 979 (20.84%) out of 4,698 examinees hurdled the tests. In 1999, only 16.59% of the 3,978 examinees passed. The number was one of the lowest in the history of the Bar exams. In 1998, the 39.63% passing rate was close to the record-high passing rate of 43% in 1981.

    The Court conducts the Bar examinations pursuant to its authority under Art. 8, Sec. 13 of the Constitution to promulgate rules governing the admission to the practice of law.

    Rule 148, Section 14 of the Rules of Court provides that “a candidate may be deemed to have passed his examination successfully if he has obtained a general average of 75% in all subjects without falling below 50% in any subject.” In determining the average, subjects in the examinations are given the following relative weights: Political and International Law, 15%; Labor and Social Legislation, 10%; Civil Law, 15%; Taxation, 10%; Mercantile Law, 15%; Criminal Law, 10%; Remedial Law, 20%; and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises, 5%, for a total of 100%.

    The first Bar exams were held in 1901 with 13 examinees.

    Atty. Ma. Cristina B. Layusa, Bar Confidant, said successful examinees are expected to take their oath on April 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the PICC. They are required to secure their respective clearances and pay their oath-taking fees from the Office of the Bar Confidant beginning April 12, 2005 until April 28, 2005.

    HTH.
     
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    How many of these lawyers will become the devils advocate?;f

    And how few will become daredevil type????;g