Posted by: Elmer Brabante | March 18, 2011

2010 Bar Exams Passers

982 Pass 2010 Bar Exams
Posted March 17, 2011; By Annie Rose A. Laborte
A total of 982 out of 4,847 examinees passed the 2010 Bar Examinations held on September 5, 12, 19, and 26 last year at the De La Salle University in Taft Avenue, Manila.  Cesareo Antonio S. Singzon, Jr. of Ateneo de Manila University Law School topped with a rating of 89%.  Justice Conchita Carpio Morales chaired the 2010 Committee on Bar Examinations.

Justice Morales announced the number of those who passed represents 20.26% of the total number of examinees. The exams were administered through Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Atty. Ma. Cristina B. Layusa.

The top 10 Bar passers are

1st Place SINGZON, Jr. Cesareo Antonio S. Ateneo de Manila University 89.00%
2nd Place JAVIER, Filemon Ray L. Ateneo de Manila University 86.95%
3rd Place TOLENTINO, Paolo Carlo C. Arellano University 86.80%
4th Place ANCOG, Janette R. Ateneo de Davao University 85.90%
5th Place SUNGA, Johana T. Ateneo de Manila University 85.85%
6th Place POBLACION, Krizelle Marie F. University of the Philippines 85.65%
7th Place ORTUA, Maria Christina C.
UY, Krystal Lyn T.
University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
8th Place CAPONES, Joanna Eileen M. University of the Philippines 84.80%
9th Place GAN, William Benson S. Ateneo de Manila University 84.75%
10th Place CARAMPATANA, Glenn C.
University of San Carlos
Arellano University

The list of successful Bar examinees is being shown on three LCD monitors set up at the Supreme Court front yard and can simultaneously be viewed at, the official website of the Supreme Court.

Justice Morales announced that the examiners are

Political and International Law Atty. Sedfrey M. Candelaria and
Justice Rosalinda A. Vicente
Labor and Social Legislation PRC Commissioner Jennifer Jardin-Manalili and
USec Hans Leo J. Cacdac
Civil Law Atty. Rita Linda V. Jimeno
Taxation Justice Juanito C. Castañeda Jr., and
Atty. Serafin U. Salvador, Jr.
Mercantile Law Atty. Llewellyn L. Llanillo
Criminal Law Justice Apolinario D. Bruselas, Jr. and
Justice Renato C. Dacudao
Remedial Law Atty. Rodrigo Lope S. Quimbo and
Atty. Herminio Harry L. Roque, Jr.
Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises Justice Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez and
Justice Remedios A. Salazar-Fernando

Oathtaking of the successful Bar candidates is set at 10 a.m. on April 14, 2011, at the Philippine International Convention Center.

The Bar passers may secure their clearances from the Office of the Bar Confidant during office hours, Monday to Friday, beginning March 21 to April 13, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Justice Roberto A. Abad is the Chairperson of the 2011 Committee on Bar Examinations. This year’s Bar examinations will be conducted in all four Sundays of November as follows: First day: Political and International Law, and Labor and Social Legislation (morning) and Taxation (afternoon); Second day: Civil Law (morning) and Mercantile Law (afternoon); Third day: Remedial Law, and Legal Ethics and Forums (morning) and Criminal Law (afternoon); Fourth day: Trial Memorandum (morning) and Legal Opinion (afternoon).

The Supreme Court annually conducts the Bar examinations pursuant to its constitutional mandate to promulgate rules governing, among others, the admission to the practice of law.

A total of 5,038 law graduates have filed their petitions to take the 2010 Bar exams; 5,012 were admitted. However, 156 absented themselves during the first Sunday of the exams, reducing to 4,856 the number of examinees. Still, nine other have dropped out, leaving the remaining number of examinees to 4,847.

The following are the statistics on the Bar exams results for the last 10 years:

Year Total Number of Examinees Total Number of Those Who Passed Percentage
2009 5,903 1,451 24.58%
2008 6,364 1,310 20.58%
2007 5,626 1,289 22.91%
2006 6,187 1,893 30.60%
2005 5,607 1,526 27.22%
2004 5,249 1,659 31.61%
2003 5,349 1,108 20.71%
2002 4,659 917 19.68%
2001 3,849 1,266 32.89%
2000 4,698 979 20.84%

 From Supreme Court


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