25.5% of examinees pass 2017 bar exam
Aspiring lawyers waiting outside the Supreme Court compound for the results of the 2017 bar exams on Thursday, April 26, 2018.. The country has 1,724 new lawyers.
Erwin Cagadas
25.5% of examinees pass 2017 bar exam
Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) - April 26, 2018 - 12:02pm

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 2:23 p.m.) — The Philippines has gained 1,724 new lawyers. The Supreme Court said the 2017 bar exam posted a passing rate of 25.5%.

Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, 2017 bar chair, announced the results past noon at the SC quadrangle in Padre Faura, Manila.

The magistrates held a special en banc session on Thursday morning to deliberate on the exams results.

There were a total of 7,227 law graduates who were allowed to take the bar exams.

The exams covered eight subjects: Political Law and Labor Law, Civil Law and Taxation, Mercantile Law and Criminal Law, Remedial Law and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises.

A list of bar passers was posted outside the SC compound in Padre Faura, Manila. Names of successful examinees were also flashed on a screen inside the compound.

In the 2016 bar exams, 3,747 out of 6,344 exam takers passed the grueling four-day exam. It yielded a passing rate of 59.06%, one of the highest passing rates in recent history.

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