Congratulations to my college friend, Atty. Rochelle Marie Aquino Tumaneng and to my college best friend's sister, Atty. Florinda Panayo Inoturan for passing the BAR exam! :)
See you around -- hopefully not in court! :P
Posted: 29 Mar 2008 03:30 AM CDT
A total of 1,289 have passed the 2007 bar examinations, the Supreme Court announced on Saturday.
A total of 5,626 law graduates from 109 law schools took the bar examination for four consecutive Sundays in September 2007 last year.
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 percent in all subjects without falling below 50 percent in any subject."
In determining the average, subjects in the examinations are given the following relative weights: Political and International Law, 15 percent; Labor and Social Legislation, 10 percent; Civil Law, 15 percent; Taxation, 10 percent; Mercantile Law, 15 percent; Criminal Law, 10 percent; Remedial Law, 20 percent; and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises, 5 percent, for a total of 100 percent.
Last year, the high court began implementing the "five-strike" rule, which disqualifies five-time flunkers from taking future bar exams
Top 10 who passed the 2007 bar examinations are the following:
COMPLETE LIST OF SUCCESSFUL EXAMINEES OF
Source: Supreme Court of the Philippines & Inquirer.net