THE number of passers on the 2019 Bar examination is higher than last year.
Based on the Supreme Court’s results, 27.36% or 2, 103 out of 7, 685 examinees passed the exam.
This is 5% higher compared to the 22.07% result in the 2018 Bar examination.
Meanwhile, from the original 75% passing grade the Supreme Court en banc agreed to lower it to 74% due to various considerations.
In compliance with the existing enhanced community protocols such as social distancing, there has been no release of the exam results to the Supreme Court office.
Mae Daine Azores of the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City led the Bar exam with an average of 91.04%.
Also in the Top 10 were Princess Fatima Parahiman of the University of the East, Myra Baranda of the University of Santo Tomas in Legaspi City, Dawna Fya Bandiola of San Beda College in Alabang, Jocelyn Fabello of Palawan State University, Kenneth Glenn Manuel of the University of Santo Tomas, Rhowee Buergo of Jose Rizal University, Anton Luis Avila of Saint Luis University, Jun Dexter Rojas of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and Bebelan Madera of the University of St. La Salle.
For those on the passers list, just wait for the next announcement for clearance procedure, oath-taking ceremony, and roll signing.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court en banc suspended the scheduled Bar examination this year in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.