MANILA, Philippines – The next Bar examinations will be scheduled in November 2021, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday.
In a bulletin posted on its Twitter account, Bar Examinations chairperson, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said the examination periods and venues for the next licensure test for aspiring lawyers will be announced in a separate bulletin.
It can be recalled that the high court postponed this year’s Bar exams “due to increasing number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the prevailing quarantine protocols all over nation, and the continuing uncertainty.”
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the SC traditionally holds the Bar examinations in November of every year and announces the results either in April or May the following year.
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MANILA, Philippines – The results of the 2018 Bar examination will be released on May 3, the Supreme Court (SC) Public Information Office announced on Wednesday (May 1).
In an advisory, the SC PIO said the magistrates will hold a special En Banc session to deliberate on the exam results.
“The results of the 2018 Bar Examinations will be released on May 3, 2019, Friday, after approval by the Supreme Court En Banc in a special session,” the SC’s Information Office said.
SC Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo, chairperson of the 2018 Bar Exams Committee, will announce the results at the SC front yard in Padre Faura Street in Manila.
“The list of successful examinees will then be posted and may be viewed at the SC website http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/, the official website of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, and its designated mirror sites,” the SC PIO added.
The list of successful Bar examinees will also be shown in an LED wall.
The 2018 Bar exams were held at the University of Santo Tomas last November.
A total of 8,155 law graduates took the 2018 Bar exams, the highest so far in the history of the Bar exams.
The 2018 Bar examination is the 117th held in the Philippines. — Robie de Guzman (with details from Mai Bermudez)
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