5,593 law graduates, dumagsa sa unang araw ng bar exams sa UST

admin   •   October 7, 2013   •   2605

Ang pagpasok ng mga barrister sa UST kung na examination venue ng Bar Exams 2013 (UNTV News)

Ang pagpasok ng mga barrister sa University of Santo Tomas kung na examination venue ng Bar Exams 2013. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Nag-umpisa na kahapon ang 2013  bar examination sa University of Santo Tomas.

Kabuuang limang libo, limangdaan at siyamnapu’t tatlo ang sumalang sa pagsusulit.

Mahigpit na seguridad ang ipinatutupad ng manila police sa paligid ng university belt.

Mahigpit ding ipinagbabawal ang  pagbebenta, pagbili at pag-inom ng alak sa paligid ng UST sa loob ng apat na linggo ng Oktubre. (UNTV News)

Justice Leonen proposes ‘pass or fail’ system in 2020 bar exams

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 1, 2019

Justice Marvic Leonen

Justice Marvic Leonen has proposed a ‘pass or fail’ system to the Supreme Court En Banc for the 2020 bar examinations.

Justice Leonen said it is high time to have a computerized examination for the bar examinations across the country.

The bar exams are usually conducted in one university in Manila every November. Leonen also proposed to upload all the bar examination questions and answers from the last 40 years in the Supreme Court website.

As chairman of the 2020 bar examinations committee, Leonen assures a fair exam for all aspiring lawyers.

“It is not an exam to find out the most brilliant of lawyers. It is only an exam to add in to our ranks those lawyers that deserve to practice,” he said.—AAC (with reports from Mai Bermudez)

Mock elections in universities, not reflective of the country’s sentiments – political analysts

Maris Federez   •   April 30, 2019

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As far as several Metro Manila universities are concerned, majority of their students have already decided on who to vote for in the May 13 Midterm Elections.

According to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the youth had been a force to reckon with in the last Presidential election and that they still could make a big impact on the May 13 polls.

Based on Comelec data, one third (31%) of the voting population is comprised by the youth, and that the candidates are being wise enough to woo the Millennials for their votes.

In the mock elections held at the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila and Baguio this April, Liberal Party candidates took the lead, followed by several independent and administration candidates.

The mock election at PUP Manila, on the other hand, showed that an independent candidate took the lead followed by opposition and administration candidates.

Meanwhile, Atty. Larry Gadon’s campaign had been proven effective among the students in De La Salle University Dasmariñas.

The Liberal Party, on the other hand, led in mock elections held at the University of Santo Tomas, the Ateneo de Manila University, and the University of San Carlos in Cebu.

Political analyst Edmund Tayao, however, said the mock elections have no enough bearing on the real elections, and that there is a big difference on the results of the national surveys and the mock elections in universities.

“Kung hihimayin mo ang resulta in terms of segments and sector in society, consistent yan, walang problema. Pero yung sasabihin mo na magiging significant sya sa overall result eh hindi yan ang lumalabas kung ikukumpara sa national surveys [If you will scrutinize the results in terms of segments and sectors in society, they are consistent. But saying that they will be significant in the overall result, it’s not what the national surveys had been showing],” he added.

Several mock elections are still being lined up in various universities. Other political analysts, however, said that mock elections do not reflect the real sentiments of the whole nation. – Maris Federez (with reports from Mon Jocson)

No more pain, no more suffering: Student in viral post passes away

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 25, 2019

Maxine Blanco during happier times | Images taken from Maxine Blanco’s Facebook page

No more pain, no more suffering.

Netizens knew 19-year-old Maxine Blanco from a viral post on Facebook. Her boyfriend, Gab Sta. Ana, shared a post of his journey with her: how love blooms and how it continues to bloom despite trials.

Her smile and kind eyes shined in all her photos, proof that she did #LiveLifeToTheMax. Her smile never changed from when she was still in high school, even until she started battling osteosarcoma or bone cancer.

Maxine inspired netizens with her brave spirit. Now, netizens mourn her passing which occurred on Saturday.

Max fought hard and I'm thankful for everything. No more pain, no more suffering. She might left us, but her spirit will always be here. I love you Maxine

Posted by Gab Sta Ana on Saturday, 23 March 2019

3pm…the hour of the divine mercy.Maxine earned her angel wings and slowly going up in heaven. For sure all the other…

Posted by Live Life To The MAX on Saturday, 23 March 2019

Maxine is among the tens of thousands of Filipinos who succumbed to the disease. Cancer is among the top causes of mortality in the country according to the Department of Health (DOH).

“Cancer remains a national health priority in the country with significant implications for individuals, families, communities and the health system,” said the Philippine Cancer Control Program of the DOH.

President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed Republic Act 11215 or the National Integrated Cancer Control Act in February.

It aims to improve essential programs and increase investments for the prevention of cancer, better screening, prompt and accurate diagnosis, and optimal treatment.—Aileen Cerrudo

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