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    2019 Bar exam results out on April 29

    MANILA, Philippines – The complete results of the 2019 bar exam are out online on Wednesday, April 29 after the special en banc session.
    2019 Bar exam results out on April 29 - SC

    This was announced by the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday, April 23 through a notice uploaded on SC website.

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    But due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, results will just be available online and no one will be allowed to enter SC compound as list of passers will not be posted in the premises.

    "In light of the government's call for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone is advised to stay in their respective homes and check the results online," Supreme Court said in a statement.

    "No visitors shall be allowed to enter the Supreme Court compound on said date and the list of bar passers will not be displayed in the premises," Supreme Court added.

    Likewise, message from Senior Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Committee Chairperson of the 2019 bar exam, will be uploaded in the SC website and will no longer be delivered in the Supreme Court premises.


    The 118th bar exam was conducted on four Sundays of November 2019 at University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila.

    The Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) said that 8,245 were admitted to take the examinations. After the first Sunday on November 3, the number of candidates who took the test was only 7,699. After the second Sunday on November 10, the number went down to 7,691 while 7,685 completed the grueling tests on fourth week.

    The two-examiner policy per subject was re-adopted "in order to promote operational efficiency in light of the notable increase in number of admitted candidates in recent years."

    The examinable subjects are: Political Law and Public International Law (15%), Labor and Social Legislation (10%), Civil Law (15%), Taxation (10%), Mercantile Law (15%), Criminal Law (10%), Remedial Law (20%) and Legal and Judicial Ethics (5%).

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    Supreme Court will provide further announcements regarding the clearance procedure, oathtaking ceremony and roll-signing.

    As advised, all bar candidates who were conditionally admitted to take the 2019 bar exam and passed the exam shall not be allowed to join the oathtaking ceremony, unless they have submitted the requisite documents within the period previously given to them.

    "The Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) shall not accept petitions to take Lawyer's Oath until after the roll-signing of those who have submitted their complete documentary requirements. The OBC will issue an announcement once it is ready to accept such petitions," the statement reads.

    — The Summit Express

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