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04-03-2009, 08:55 PM
1,310 pass bar exams; San Sebastian stude is topnotcher
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04/03/2009 | 08:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Judy Lardizabal, a law student from the San Sebastian College, emerged on top of the 1,310 examinees who passed the 2008 bar examinations.

The exam has a 20.58 percent passing rate, lower than last year’s 22.91 percent. A record 6,364 examinees from 109 law schools took the test in September 2008.

Lardizabal who got a score of 85.70 percent is followed by Mylene Amerol Macumbal of the Mindanao State University with 85.65 percent.

Third is Oliver Baclay Jr of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) with 85.6 percent, followed by Majesty Eve Jala of Ateneo; Elizabeth Lizeralde of the University of the Philippines; Michael Macapagal also of UP.

Denisse Dy and April Love Regis both from ADMU are tied at seventh place, followed by Kristine Joy Tan of ADMU.

Shirley Velasquez of UP and Gian Jacob of San Beda are on the ninth spot. Vanessa Raymundo of San Beda Collage completes the top 10.

The Supreme Court earlier said the release of the results would be at 4 p.m. but later moved it to 6 p.m. “Nagde-decode pa kasi at after the decoding, immediately after, ilalabas na natin iyan [We still have to decode the results before releasing them]," SC spokesman Midas Marquez said earlier in the afternoon.

The Philippine Bar Examination is the national licensure exam for the admission to the practice of law. The 2008 bar examinations committee was chaired by Associate Justice Dante Tinga

The list of names is also displayed at the Supreme Court premises and was flashed on wide screens at the SC front yard near the Padre Faura entrance.

For people who wanted to spare themselves from braving through the thick crowd that would flock to the Supreme Court building in Manila, the court has put up since Friday noon a Web site where the names of the passers are displayed.

However, Dave Uy III, one of the thousands of hopefuls, seeing whether or not his name is on the coveted list was more important.

“Gusto ko ako talaga ako makakakita ng name ko talaga. Ito na. Pinaghirapan ko po ito [I want to see my name myself. This is it. I’ve worked hard for this]," he told GMA News.

Even Dory Panis trooped to the Supreme Court to view the results – even if she was not an examinee. “Hindi makapunta anak ko. Natatakot siya at stressed na stressed. Magdamag siyang hindi makatulog [My child – who does not want to go here – is so stressed, afraid, and was unable to sleep]."

108th time

The 108th bar exams were conducted over four Sundays of September 2008 at the De La Salle University in Taft Avenue, Manila.

In determining the average, subjects in the examinations are given the following relative weights: Political and International Law, 15%; Labor and Social Legislation, 10%; Civil Law, 15%; Taxation, 10%; Mercantile Law, 15%; Criminal Law, 10%; Remedial Law, 20%; and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises, 5%, for a total of 100%.

The 2008 bar exams marked the fourth time that the 'five-strike' rule was observed.

The rule limits to five the maximum number of times a candidate may take what is reputed to be the most grueling government-administered test, was implemented.

04-04-2009, 10:23 AM
Congrats Miss Judy Lardizabal! #1!* :D

Congrats din sa lahat ng mga bagong Sebastinian lawyers!* ;D

Thanks for making us proud!

Mabuhay kayo!* ;D

San Sebastian College - Recoletos! #1! 8)