RESULTS: Over 59% pass 2016 bar exam


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MANILA, Philippines - The 2016 bar exam produced a record-high passing rate of 59.06%, more than the expected rate as announced by bar exams committee led by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr.

RESULTS: Over 59% pass 2016 bar exam - reports

In the previous weeks, Velasco said more than 40% will pass the 2016 bar exam as the country needs more lawyers.

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On Wednesday, a total of 3,747 out of 6,344 examinees passed the series of exams held at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila.

University of San Carlos graduate topped the bar with 89.05%.

The highest passing rate in the bar exam was recorded in 1954 with 75.17% and the lowest was in 1999 with 16.59%.

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