By Jeffrey Damicog
The Supreme Court (SC) revealed that 7,685 have taken the 2019 Bar examinations.
According to data released by Assistant Bar Confidant Amor Entila on Friday (Jan. 24), the number is 7.9 percent or 610 fewer than the actual number admitted by the SC to take the exams.
The SC is expected to release this summer the results of the 2019 Bar examinations which were held on four consecutive Sundays last November at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila.
The high court admitted 8,295 law graduates to take the exams out of the 8,304 who applied.
However, on the first Sunday on Nov. 3, 553 candidates failed to take the exams. In the next two weeks, eight more candidates also failed to take the exams.
The subjects covered in the Bar examinations are Political Law, Labor Law, Civil Law, Taxation Law, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law, and Legal and Judicial Ethics and Practical Exercises.
The 2018 Bar examinations were also held on four consecutive Sundays in UST. There were 8,155 law graduates who managed to complete those exams out of the 8,701 who registered. Out of that number, 1,800 examinees passed and became lawyers.