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2014 Bar Exam Results: Top 10 and Full List

Congratulations! The Supreme Court released the results of the 2014 bar examaminations on Thursday, 26 March 2015. Out of the 5,984 law school graduates that took the 2014 bar exam, only 1,126 passed (18.82% passing rate). The Top 10 bar passers and the full list of successful bar examinees are reproduced below:

FILSCAP and the OPM Development Act of 2014 (House Bill 4218)

The Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP) threw its support behind the proposed “OPM Development Act of 2014” (House Bill No. 4218), sponsored by Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat. The stand of FILSCAP is explained in this Q&A, reproduced here with permission. 

OPM Development Act of 2014 (House Bill No. 4218)


Face-to-Face Trial, Training Video (Rule 22 and Rule 24 of the Proposed Revised Rules of Civil Procedure)

In preparation for the pilot test of Rules 22 and 24 of the proposed Revised Rules of Civil Procedure, the Supreme Court, in coordination with the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA), The Asia Foundation, USAID and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), conducted pre-pilot seminar workshops in various parts of the country. Part of the […]

Rule 22 and Rule 24 of the Proposed Revised Rules of Civil Procedure (full text)

[See also: Face-to-Face Trial, Training Video] Office of the Chief Justice Supreme Court Manila FROM THE DESK OF: ATTY. MA. LOURDES E.B. OLIVEROS Chief Justice Staff Head Office of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno 11 August 2014 ATTY. ENRIQUETA ESGUERRA-VIDAL Clerk of Court En Banc Dear Atty. Vidal: Pursuant to the 18 March […]

Bangsamoro Basic Law: House Bill No. 4994 (full text)

[Malacanang has endorsed the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, commonly referred to as BBL, for the consideration of the House of Representatives. The BBL is the product of the peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF. The deliberations on the proposed law, docketed as House Bill No. 4994, is ongoing. […]

State of the Nation Address (SoNA) of President Benigno S. Aquino, 28 July 2014

[Full text of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, to the Congress of the Philippines. This is the 5th SONA of President Aquino’s 6-year term. The speech, delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives on 28 July 2014, was in Filipino. This is […]

Results of the 2013 Bar Examinations: Full List

Congratulations to the bar examinees who passed the 2013 bar examinations. Of the 5,292 bar examinees that took the bar exam in 2013, a total 1,174 (22.18%) made it. Here’s the full list of the 1,124 who, after complying with other requirements, will become full-fledged lawyers soon.

Christmas and New Year of Hope

Wishing everyone a Christmas, and a New Year, full of hope.

Primer on the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013

President Benigno Aquino III signed the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 on on 12 September 2013. The law (Republic Act No. 10627) is an act requiring schools to adopt policies to prevent and address all acts of bullying in their institutions. Here’s a primer of the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013:

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