SC lifts five-strike rule for bar examinees

September 4, 2013

The Supreme Court en banc lifted last Tuesday the so-called “five-strike rule” for bar examinees, which states that an unsuccessful bar examinee cannot take the bar exams for more than five times. The five-strike rule was first implemented in 2005 through Bar Matter No. 1161, a resolution which disqualifies bar examinees who fail the bar five times from […]

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Results of 2012 Bar Examinations

March 23, 2013

Only 949 out of a total of 5,343 bar examinees passed the 2012 Bar Examinations held last October. The passing average constitutes merely 17.76% of the total examinees and is the second lowest in Philippine history. According to Associate Justice Martin Villarama, Chairman of the 2012 Bar Exams, the high court followed its yearly tradition […]

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Sereno is 24th Chief Justice

August 24, 2012

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as the 24th Chief Justice of the Philippines, becoming the first woman and second youngest Chief Justice to hold the highest judicial position in the country. Chief Justice Sereno replaces impeached Chief Justice Renato C. Corona who was found guilty in his impeachment trial […]

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Results of 2011 Bar Examinations

February 29, 2012

The Supreme Court has released the results of the 2011 Bar Examinations held last November. A total of 1,913 examinees out of 5,990 hopefuls passed the bar for a passing average of 31.95%, one of the highest ever in the history of the bar exams. The topnotcher is Raoul Angelo Atadero of Ateneo de Manila […]

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