2009 Bar Exam Results Released

A total of 1,451 out of the 5,903 examinees from 108 law schools nationwide passed the 2009 Bar examinations. The results will be released at around 6 p.m. today and available, posted at COOLBUSTER.net - The Power of Information.

Justice Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura, chair of the 2009 Committee on Bar Examinations, disclosed that the number of those who passed represented 24.58% of the total examinees. The exams were administered through Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Atty. Ma. Cristina B. Layusa.

For the 2009 Bar exams, Justice Nachura said that the passing rate was lowered from 75% to 71%, while the disqualification grade in Taxation has been lowered from 49% to 45%.

Justice Nachura announced that the examiners are Atty. Sixto S. Brillantes, Jr. and Atty. Jeremy I. Gatdula (Political and International Law), Court of Appeals (CA) Justice Vicente S.E. Veloso and Atty. Pablo R. Cruz (Labor and Social Legislation), Justice Alicia V. Sempio-Diy (ret.) and Court Administrator Zenaida N. Elepaño (ret.) (Civil Law), Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) Presiding Justice Ernesto D. Acosta and Atty. Edwin R. Abella (Taxation), CA Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando and Atty. Hector Danny D. Uy (Mercantile Law), Sandiganbayan Justice Edilberto G. Sandoval and CA Justice Mario V. Lopez (Criminal Law), Sandiganbayan Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo and CA Justice Magdangal M. De Leon (Remedial Law), and Sandiganbayan Justice Samuel R. Martires and CA Justice Noel G. Tijam (Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises).

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