RESULT: 27.36 percent pass; UST-Legazpi grad tops 2019 Bar exams

    MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) announced Wednesday, April 29 that 2,103 out of 7,685 examinees (27.36%) who completed the bar exam in November 2019 passed.

    Unlike in the previous years, the results will only be available online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

    View complete list of passers here.

    Mae Diane Azores of the University of Santo Tomas in Legaspi aced the bar with 91.049%. It was followed by Princess Fatima Parahiman of University of the East with 89.5230%.

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    Senior Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe announced that the passing rate for the 2019 Bar Exam has been lowered from 75% to 74%.

    The Bar Exam chairperson said this decision came in light of considerations for more younger and technologically adept lawyers as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic and transitions into the "new normal."

    This year's passing rate is higher than last year's 22.07%.

    The 2019 Bar exams were held at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) during all four Sundays of November.

    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%).

    — The Summit Express
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