Wednesday, March 20, 2013

List of BAR Passers in Philippines - SC Released March 20, 2013



The Supreme Court released the results today March 20, 2013.
The Supreme Court released today the results of the 2012 Bar Examinations, after meeting in a special en banc session.
Nine hundred forty six (946) examinees out of a total of 5,343 bar takers passed, constituting 17.76% of the total examinees. An original 5,686 were admitted to take the bar but only 5,343 completed the four-Sunday examinations.
This was announced by SC Associate Justice Martin S. Villarama, Jr., Chairperson of the 2012 Committee on the Bar Examinations during a press briefing at the Court premises today in Padre Faura Street, Manila. As per tradition, the names of the successful examinees who garnered the ten highest scores were also released.
Ignatius Michael D. Ingles of the Ateneo de Manila University topped the 2012Bar examinations with a rating of 85.64%. The others in the top ten are:
INGLES, Ignatius 
Michael D.
KING KAY, Catherine 
Beatrice O.
LACSON, April 
Carmela B.
ROMUALDO, Xavier 
Jesus D.
BASE, Maria 
Graciela D.
MACHUCA, Jose Maria 
Angel P.
SALAZAR, Patrick 
Henry D.
BARCELONA, Ralph 
Karlo B.
LLAMAS, Marvyn S.
LI, Carlo Martin C.
TIOPIANCO, Francis 
Paolo P.

RankNameSchoolScore
1INGLES, Ignatius Michael D.ADMU85.64%
2KING KAY, Catherine Beatrice O.ADMU84.72%
3LACSON, April Carmela B.UP84.48%
4ROMUALDO, Xavier Jesus D.ADMU84.10%
5BASE, Maria Graciela D.
MACHUCA, Jose Maria Angel P.
UP
ADMU
83.99%
83.99%
6SALAZAR, Patrick Henry D.UP83.71%
7BARCELONA, Ralph Karlo B.Aquinas83.43%
8LLAMAS, Marvyn S.ADMU83.29%
9LI, Carlo Martin C.ADMU83.27%
10TIOPIANCO, Francis Paolo P.UP83.25%
The four-Sunday examinations were held on October 7, 14, 21, 28 2012 at the University of Santo Tomas in EspaƱa, Manila. The examinations were administered through Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Atty. Ma. Cristina B. Layusa.
The names of the successful examinees will be shown on three LCD monitors set up at the Supreme Court front yard and can simultaneously be viewed at sc.judiciary.gov.ph.
The oath-taking of the successful Bar candidates will be on April 24, 2013 at 2:00 in the afternoon 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 April 1, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Justice Villarama also announced the names of the examiners for the 2012 bar examinations. They are:
Political and Public International LawSOLICITOR GENERAL FRANCIS H. JARDELEZA
Labor and Social LegislationCA PRESIDING JUSTICE ANDRES B. REYES JR.
Civil LawATTY. JESUS M. MANALASTAS
TaxationATTY. VICTORINO C. MAMALATEO
Mercantile LawATTY. LILY K. GRUBA
Criminal LawJUDGE THELMA ALLENA-PONFERRADA
Remedial LawSB ASSOCIATE JUSTICE RAFAEL R. LAGOS
Legal Ethics and Practical ExercisesCA ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MANUEL M. BARRIOS
The Supreme Court conducts the Bar examinations once a year pursuant to its constitutional mandate under Article VIII, Sec. 5 which provides that it shall have the power to promulgate rules governing the admission to the practice of law. 
The following are the statistics on the Bar exams results for the last 11 years: 
Year
Total Number of Examinees
Total Number of Those Who Passed
Percentage
2011
5,987
1,913
31.95%
2010
4,847
982
20.26%
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%

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