Section 17, Rule 138, Revised Rules of Court. [21], Candidates shall take an Oath of Office and sign their names in the Roll of Attorneys of the Supreme Court. 96.7 in the 1954 Bar Exams by Florenz Regalado of San Beda College. Accordingly, 1,289 or 22.91%, "passed." Justice Ramon Fernandez was forced to protect his name and honor when he resigned because of a bar examination scandal.[23]. Since 1982, the passing average has been fixed at 75%. The record is the highest average in the Philippine Bar Examinations, to date. Regalado scored an average of 96.7 per cent when he took the bar exam in 1954. Faculty and alumni list, FEU Institute of Law, June 2007. Salonga (future Senate President) went back to UP to complete his bachelor's degree in law, earning it in 1946. Marcos was a memory whiz. Claudio's nephew, Enrique (a cum laude graduate from the UP College of Law), also placed number one in the 1976 bar exams. Thus, the Supreme Court adjusted the standard to 70% and the disqualification rate in 3 subjects (civil, labor and criminal law) from 50 to 45%. He graduated magna cum laude in 1954 from the San Beda College of Law, and received his Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan in 1963. [4] In 2005, the High Tribunal implemented the "five-strike" rule, which disqualifies five-time flunkers from taking future bar exams.[5]. Former senator Jose Diokno topped both the 1940 CPA exams and the 1945 Bar exams. Claudio eventually became Supreme Court Chief Justice, Manuel was formerly Department of Justice Undersecretary and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland while Enrique is a successful private practitioner. A bar candidate must meet the following academic qualifications: He or she should also meet certain non-academic requisites:[8], In March 2010 the Philippine Supreme Court Issued Bar Matter 1153 amending provisions in sec 5 and 6 of rule 138 of the rules of court now allowing Filipino foreign law school graduates to take the bar exam provided that they comply with the following: a. completion of all courses leading to a degree of Bachelor of laws or its equivalent b. recognition or accreditation of the law school by proper authority c. completion of all fourth year subjects in a program of a law school duly accredited by the Philippine Government d. present proof of completing a separate bachelor's degree, The Supreme Court appoints memberships in the Committee of Bar Examiners, the official task force for formulating bar exam questions, instituting policy directives, executing procedures, grading bar examination papers, and releasing the results of the annual bar examination. Faculty and alumni list, Ateneo School of Law, June 2007. Bar Passing Percentage from 1946 to 2003. He obtained 96.70 percent in 1954. refers to the University of the Philippines. So far, the highest Bar rating was obtained by retired SC justice Florenz Regalado who got in 1954 the highest score of 96.7 percent, but it was former senator Tecla San Andres-Ziga who became the first woman to top the Bar, scoring 89.4 percent in 1930. He was born on October 13, 1928 in Concepcion, Iloilo.. SUPREME COURT OF THE PHILIPPINES P-Z PASSERS: 2019 BAR EXAM RESULTS Released April 29, 2020 PABRUA, Anna Karenina S. … and class valedictorian, in a close second with 90.25%.". Satisfactory evidence of good moral character (usually a certificate from the dean of law school or an immediate superior at work). The UST Faculty of Civil Law's sole summa cum laude graduate, Roberto B. Concepcion, placed first in the 1924 Bar Exams. Do you want to know who are among those who made it? These programs are held from April to September in law schools, colleges, universities, and review centers. “He was a member of the Philippine Constitutional Commission of 1986 which drafted the present Constitution of the Philippines. [11], In the 1930s, a distant relative of Imelda Romualdez Marcos who was a Justice in the High Court resigned after a controversy involving the bar examinations. Although the photo … Former Supreme Court (SC) associate justice Florenz Regalado has obtained the highest Bar exam average to date, after geting 96.70% in 1954.... Bar 2019 | Supreme Court of the Philippines. Roll of Attorneys of the Supreme Court, June 2007. No. (S7 R14). However, after Associate Justice J.B.L. The San Beda College of Law's sole magna cum laude graduate, Florenz Regalado, ranked 1st in the 1954 Bar exams with a mark of 96.70%. Since the judgment is … This was the first time that first place ended in a tie. Retired SC Justice Florenz Regalado still has the highest bar exam grade at 96.7 to date Rappler.com Published 8:45 PM, July 24, 2015 The eight bar examiners are officially introduced to the public. JBL: Selected Speeches and Essays in Honor of Justice Jose B.L. Faculty and alumni list, Lyceum of the Philippines College of Law, June 2007. Hence the judgment ofthe RTC was void. Justice Florenz Regalado, 87, is gone. 96.7 in the 1954 Bar Exams by Florenz Regalado of San Beda College. Ferdinand Marcos was the 10th president of the Philippines. Diokno (future Senator) was an undergraduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law. A close up photo of the framed report was uploaded here on TripAdvisor. It is usually computed on two levels—the national level (national bar passing rate), and the law school level (law school passing rate). The exam is exclusively administered by the Supreme Court of the Philippines through the Supreme Court Bar Examination Committee. Prominent lawyers who made the bar top ten include:[39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48], (Held every four Sundays of September until 2010), Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Justices. SOURCE: GMANews (2008). The list contains the names of bar examinees who obtained the ten highest grades. Thus, former Supreme Court Associate Justice Florenz Regalado of San Beda Law kept the record of the highest Bar exam passing rate of 96.7 percent which he achieved in 1954. Regalado's feat remains unsurpassed and may never be … After passing the bar, Atty. Photo lifted from Sahar Pharmaceuticals . Please continue to follow us on twitter but we hope that you will please understand that we do not follow other accounts and will not answer … A message to the newly inducted lawyers is delivered by one of the justices. Bar Exam Statistics by Ralph A. Sarmiento Philippine Bar Exams Trivia 1st Bar Exams: • 1901 with 13 examinees. The UP College of Law (which has yet to produce a summa cum laude graduate) had five of its seventeen magna cum laude graduates (the College of Law first conferred the honor to Rafael Dinglasan in 1925 and, to date, last conferred the same honor to Dionne Marie Sanchez in 2007) place number one in their respective bar exams: Rafael Dinglasan in 1925, Lorenzo Sumulong in 1929, Deogracias Eufemio in 1962, Roberto San Jose in 1966 and Ronaldo Zamora in 1969. The San Beda College[32] of Law's sole magna cum laude graduate, Florenz Regalado,[33] ranked 1st in the 1954 Bar exams with a mark of 96.70%. Ameurfina A. Melencio (also an alumna of the UP College of Law and who later became a Justice of the Supreme Court) has the highest grade of all female bar topnotchers in recorded history, when she obtained a 93.85% rating in 1947. [22] The oath-taking is usually held in May at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) with a formal program where all Justices of the Supreme Court, sitting en banc, formally approve the applications of the successful bar candidates. The first bar exam in 1901 has only 13 examinees, while the 2008 bar examination is the 107th (given per Article 8, Section 5, 1987 Constitution). But Regalado’s grade is shown on the website of Philippine Senate Electoral Tribunal, a body that decides on election protests and whose members include Supreme Court justices. [9], The committee is chaired by an incumbent Justice of the Supreme Court, who is designated by the Supreme Court to serve for a term of one year. AFP and its logo are registered trademarks. Regalado was 87. The paper was founded in 1922. Prior to 1982, the passing mark jumped unpredictably from year to year: 69.45 percent in 1946; 69 in 1947; 70 in 1948, 1963, 1972 and 1974; 71 in 1961; 71.5 in 1953, 1964 and 1965; 72 in 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1967; 72.5 in 1954, 1962 and 1981; 73 in 1950, 1956, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1978 and 1980; 73.5 in 1955 and 1979; 74 in 1949, 1951, 1952, 1966, 1971, 1973 and 1977; and 74.5 in 1976. 1161 Re: Proposed Reforms in the Bar Examinations - Lifting the five-strike rule on bar repeaters", "AROUND THE WORLD; 12 Philippine Justices Resign in Scandal", "sun star, Bar leakage extends exams by one Sunday", "2014 Bar 4th placer is 2009 CPA exams 2nd placer", Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Negros Oriental Chapter, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Philippine_Bar_Examination&oldid=989686534, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from June 2020, Philippines articles missing geocoordinate data, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Understanding of the basic principles of law and of relevant jurisprudence, 75% passing average with no grade lower than 50% in any subject, Candidates who have failed the bar exams for three times are not permitted to take another bar exam until they re-enroll and pass regular fourth-year review classes and attend a pre-bar review course in an approved law school. 2nd Highest Grade of All Time: 95.95 in the 1954 Bar Exams by Renato L. de la Fuente of San Beda College. Ferdinand Marcos accepted the resignations and appointed new justices. 2 min read; Remedial Law Compendium Regalado Pdf Download. Only 281 would hurdle Bar exams had SC not lowered passing rate. He set t he bar exam record of 96.7, followed by classmate and compadre Bobby de la Fuente, with 95.95, in 1954. The photo Ariate showed AFP bears the same banner headline as the photo in the Facebook post, but with different elements below the masthead. Every year, the Supreme Court releases the bar top ten list. Ona was the just the latest of women first placers. Former Supreme Court (SC) associate justice Florenz Regalado has obtained the highest Bar exam average to date, after geting 96.70 percent in 1954. Each subject contributes to the general average in the following proportion:[12], The passing average fixed by law is 75%, with no grade falling below 50% in any bar subject.[12]. Below this text is a photo of a young Marcos in academic dress. Actual candidates who scored 74.99% in the general average were not admitted to the practice of law, unless they retake the bar exams. The deans of all Philippine law schools are requested to attend the ceremony and grace the front seats of the plenary hall. 3rd Highest Grade of All Time: * 95.85 in the 1949 Bar Exams by Anacleto C. Mañgaser of the Philippine Law School (PLS). Batac is a city in the province of Ilocos Norte some 470 kilometers north of the capital Manila. 2.) In an email, the court told AFP: “To date, Ret. However, the Revised Rules of Court and Supreme Court Circulars allow Filipino graduates of Philippine law schools (and subject to certain conditions, Filipino graduates of foreign law schools) to take the bar, necessarily excluding non-law graduates and foreigners who have law degrees from taking part in the exercise.[6]. The record is the highest average in the Philippine Bar Examinations, to date. He garnered a score of 96.7% in 1954 which remains unbeaten until today. Communication Arts, Accounting, Economics, Journalism, etc. [26] He later served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Copyright AFP 2017-2020. Regalado was a justice of the 15-member High Court from 1988 to 1998, the 123rd of the SC justices. Section 19, Rule 138, Revised Rules of Court. Highest Grade of All Time: • 96.7 in the 1954 Bar Exams by Florenz Regalado of San Beda College. [15], The difficulty of the recent bar examinations, compared to exams of the past, can be attributed to the following factors:[13], After the end of the Second World War, the passing rate in the succeeding years was remarkably high, ranging from 56 to 72% percent. The first bar examination in the country was held in 1901 with four passers out of 13 examinees. The claim is false; the Philippine Supreme Court told AFP the highest bar examination grade was earned by Florenz Regalado, a former associate justice of the court. To date, Atty. The Bar Topnotchers list contains the names of the candidates who garnered the highest general averages in the bar exam for that year. [13], The most recent ranking (December 2015) for the top ten law schools in the Philippines by the Legal Education Board is based on the cumulative performance of law schools in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Bar Examinations. Three of the former Presidents of the Philippines and one Vice President were bar top placers. “To date, Ret. He was the only Bar … (1 FLORENZ D. REGALADO, REMEDIAL LAW COMPENDIUM 558 [7 th rev. Substituted service of summons should have been made at Debi’s residence. The passing average is the minimum grade in the exam required to be admitted to the practice of law. Associate Justice Fidel Purisima, chairman of the bar committee, did not disclose that he had a nephew who was taking the bar examination in that year. 96.7 in the 1954 Bar Exams by Florenz Regalado of San Beda College. [9] While the Justice who shall act as chairman is immediately known, committee members must exert every effort to conceal their identities until the oath-taking of the successful bar examinees, approximately six months after the bar exam.[9]. The Supreme Court did not release Regalado’s and Marcos’ grades to AFP, saying it only provides results to the person who took the test. In the past, passing averages were considerably lower to admit more new lawyers (i.e. [clarification needed] José I. Quintos obtained the highest rating of 96.33%, Sergio Osmeña, Sr. was second with 95.66%, F. Salas was third with 94.5% and Manuel L. Quezon fourth with 87.83%. The bar exam is regarded as one of the toughest and most challenging licensure examinations in the country. They are usually full-time professors and part-time professorial lecturers in law schools and universities. 3rd Highest Grade of All Time: 95.85 in the 1949 Bar Exams by Anacleto C. Mañgaser of the Philippine Law School (PLS) 4th Highest Grade of All Time: 95.5 held by Manuel G. … Former Associate Justice Florenz Regalado got the highest bar exam score of 96.7 per cent. The front page of Philippine Collegian is on display at Marcos Museum and Mausoleum where Marcos's grade was placed at 92.35 per cent during the 1939 Bar Exams. When they took the 1944 Bar Exams, Atty. The passing rate is the proportion of total number of bar passers in relation to the total number of bar examinees. [26] Dinglasan became a Judge of the Court of First Instance of Manila, Sumulong became Senator of the Republic and a renowned statesman, Eufemio and San Jose established their respective successful private law practices while Zamora became Executive Secretary to then President Joseph Estrada and is currently the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives. Atty. The man who holds the record, until now, of having the highest score ever in the Bar exam is Ferdinand Marcos. It was reported that the former associate justice Florenz Regalado was the one who got the highest score so far, who scored an average of 96.7% in the 1954 bar exam. 69% in 1947, 69.45% in 1946, 70% in 1948). The four-year bachelor's degree is required before admission to law school. For siblings, the closest is when Manuel B. Zamora, Jr. placed third in the 1961 Bar Exams and younger brother Ronaldo placed first in the 1969 Bar Exams. Prior to his stint at the SC, he served on the Constitutional Commission of 1986. Section 14, Rule 138, Revised Rules of Court. This passing grade reduction is highly unusual, since it last happened in the 1981 exam when the passing grade was lowered to 72.5%. The third Philippine Bar Exam took place in 1903 but the results were released in 1905. Faculty and alumni list, San Sebastian College-Recoletos College of Law, June 2007. ), help run the family business, or take a long vacation. Faculty and alumni list, UST Faculty of Civil Law, June 2007. Below the banner, the masthead reads: “The Philippine Collegian”. Biography. Updated: Nov 29, 2020 Nov 29, 2020 U.P. obtained the first place with 92.35%, trailed by Ramon C. Fernandez also of U.P. [25], Bar topnotchers are bar examinees who garnered the highest bar exam grades in a particular year. The claim is false; the Philippine Supreme Court told AFP the highest bar examination grade was earned by Florenz Regalado, a former associate justice of the court. Regalado, acknowledged as a remedial law expert, served the high court as its 123rd justice from 1988 to 1998. In the past, law schools readily admit high school graduates and two-year, Manila Law College Foundation (formerly Escuela de Derecho de Manila) – 1 bar topnotcher, This page was last edited on 20 November 2020, at 12:45. Regalado topped the 1954 Bar examinations with a grade of 96.7%, the highest Bar exam grade to date. However, as confirmed by the Philippine Supreme Court, the distinction of having the highest bar exam score in the country belongs to former associate justice Florenz Regalado who scored an average of 96.7% in the 1954 bar exam. All rights reserved. Reyes, a noted scholar, was appointed Chairman of the 1955 Bar Examinations, the passing rate for that year dropped dramatically to 26.8%, with a mortality rate of 73.2%. The growing volume of Philippine case and statutory laws is unprecedented. 2nd Highest Grade of All Time: * 95.95 in the 1954 Bar Exams by Renato L. de la Fuente of San Beda College. The record for the highest official score attained in the Philippine Bar Exam is held by Florenz Regalado from San Beda College of Law. The record is the highest average in the Philippine Bar Examinations, to date. On November 23, 1979, the High Court, per Justice Pacifico de Castro ordered new examinations in labor and social legislation and taxation. Supreme Court resolution in Bar Matter No. Regalado later served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Regalado later served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The members of the committee includes eight (8) members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, who also hold office for a term of one year. Below is a screenshot, with the average circled by AFP: Copyright AFP 2017-2020. To top a bar exam is really something very significant. On September 24, 2003, the Supreme Court, per a bleary-eyed Associate Justice Jose Vitug, annulled the tests results on mercantile law after "confirmation of what could be the most widespread case of cheating in the 104-year-old bar exams". Below is a listing of all 106 first-placers (from 1913 to 2019) and can be rearranged from highest to lowest in terms of rating obtained. After the 1903 exam, rankings were again avoided until the 1913 exam, which meant that every other year from the inaugural 1901 examination to 1912 no scores were given other than pass or fail. Faculty and alumni list, San Beda College of Law, June 2007. Laws, jurisprudence, and legal doctrines of the past constitute only a small fraction of contemporary Philippine legal materials, which are increasing on a daily basis. The only other instance of a tie at first place of the bar exams was when Edwin Enrile (salutatorian of his Ateneo Law School class) and Florin Hilbay (an honor student of the UP College of Law) both garnered the same score in 1999. Ariate provided AFP with photos taken from Batac of a framed Philippine Collegian report, dated December 5, 1939. The "Blog" is for current law students and law school graduates who are getting ready to take the bar exam anywhere in the Philippines. On May 7, 1982, 12 of the Supreme Court's 14 justices resigned amid expose "that the court fixed the bar-examination score of a member's son so that he would pass." Enrile served as Deputy Executive Secretary to President Gloria Arroyo and as a Professorial Lecturer at the Ateneo Law School while Atty. The Philippine Bar Examination is the professional licensure examination for lawyers in the Philippines. Faculty and alumni list, UE College of Law, June 2007. But the diamond standard (the highest general average ever obtained among all bar topnotchers in recorded history) was set in 1954 when Florenz D. Regalado (future Supreme Court Associate Justice) of the San Beda College of Law scored 96.7% when he topped the 1954 Philippine Bar Examinations. But the diamond standard (the highest general average ever obtained among all bar topnotchers in recorded history) was set in 1954 when Florenz D. Regalado (future Supreme Court Associate Justice) of the San Beda College of Law scored 96.7% when he topped the 1954 Philippine Bar Examinations. The 2016 bar exam had the highest number of passers 3747 out of 6344 (59.06 percent) examinees, However, the Supreme Court of the Philippines' Office of the Bar Confidant announced that (a new and official record of) 7,227 candidates will take the 2017 Bar examinations.[3]. Here is the list of the bar topnotchers from year 1950 up to year 2015 together with their average … The report's headline states: "Marcos and Fernandez Lead New Lawyers. … Two (2) bar examinations took place in 1946, first in August to cover the absence of the examination the previous year and in November for the present year. [26], From 1913 to 2019, schools which have produced bar topnotchers (1st placers) are as follows:[26], Two bar examinees topped the bar exams without officially graduating from any Philippine law school:[26], In the past, non-law school graduates were allowed to take the bar. Below is a screenshot of the misleading post: The post's caption states: “Did you know? 3rd Highest Grade of All Time: 95.85 in the 1949 Bar Exams by Anacleto C. Mañgaser of the Philippine Law School (PLS) 4th Highest Grade of All Time: 95.5 held by Manuel G. … Section 12, Rule 138, Revised Rules of Court. The lowest grade was obtained by Ateneo Law School's Mercedita L. Ona, 83.55%, 2007, which erased the prior record of 84.10%, obtained by Adolfo Brillantes of Escuela de Derecho de Manila (now Manila Law College Foundation) in 1920. 1161. PhilBar provides you with the best advice on every aspect of the bar exam. The list only included law schools which had 20 or more examinees:[14], In 2007, only 5% (of the 5,626 who took the 2007 tests, or less than 300) got the passing grade of 75%. 2nd Highest Grade of All Time: 95.95 in the 1954 Bar Exams by Renato L. de la Fuente of San Beda College. [10], Bar examinations is conducted during all four Sundays of the month of November. Ateneo Law School's only summa cum laude graduate, Claudio Teehankee, placed number one in the 1940 Bar Exams. While not a guarantee for topping the bar, academic excellence in law school is a good indicator of an examinee's fortune in the bar exams. He obtained 96.70 percent in 1954. To date, Atty. He placed the country under martial law in 1972 and was deposed in 1986. All rights reserved. According to records, the highest score received by a bar passer was recorded at 96.7 percent. It is possible for more than ten examinees to place in the top ten because numerical ties in the computation of grades usually occur. Former senator Tecla San Andres-Ziga, who got 89.4 percent in 1930, is the first woman to top the Bar exams. Justice Florenz D. Regalado still holds the record of having the highest Bar Rating among the Bar Topnotchers”. Curiously, the incumbent heads of both houses of Congress were previous bar placers: Ateneo Law School's Nograles for the lower house and UP College of Law's Ponce Enrile for the Before becoming Associate Justice, he served as the Dean of San Beda College of Law.”. Candidates who made the bar top ten list are also introduced and honored. * 96.7 in the 1954 Bar Exams by Florenz Regalado of San Beda College. “He remains the record holder for the highest average in the Philippine Bar Examinations, with his 1954 mark of 96.7%. And this was echoed by Justice Florenz Regalado, then dean of San Beda College of Law, and still the highest scorer in the Bar Exam. Also, the 2003 bar exam was marred by controversy when the Court ordered a retake of the Mercantile law due to questionnaire leakage. The "Blog" is for current law students and law school graduates who are getting ready to take the bar exam anywhere in the Philippines. Justice Vicente Ericta was accused to have personally approached the bar chairman to inquire whether his (Ericta's) son passed the bar. The San Beda College [32] of Law's sole magna cum laude graduate, Florenz Regalado, [33] ranked 1st in the 1954 Bar exams with a mark of 96.70%. So far, the highest Bar rating was obtained by retired SC justice Florenz Regalado who got in 1954 the highest score of 96.7 percent, but it was former senator Tecla San Andres-Ziga who became the first woman to top the Bar, scoring 89.4 percent in 1930. During this period, candidates (who already hold law and bachelor's degrees) may opt to work in law firms and courts as legal researchers, teach in liberal arts and business colleges, function in companies and organizations using their pre-law degrees (i.e. Most review programs invite incumbent and retired justices and high ranking public officials both as a marketing tool and as a program innovation. This record, obtained in 1954, is held by retired Supreme Court Justice Florenz Regalado.— Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research In 1930, Tecla San Andres (an alumna of the UP College of Law and future Senator) broke the proverbial "glass ceiling" when she became the first woman to top the bar with a grade of 89.4%. the national passing rate is just 31.61% making UST's passing rate still good. 96.7 in the 1954 Bar Exams by Florenz Regalado of San Beda College. Hence, every bar examinee has to hold at least two degrees—one in law and one in another field. He was merely censured and his honoraria as bar examiner were forfeited. In 1954, the Court lowered the passing grade to 72.5%, even if the passing percentage was already at its highest at 75.17%. Section 6, Rule 138, Revised Rules of Court. The largely essay-type exams are manually checked by members of the Committee of Bar Examiners. Below is a comparison of the Facebook photo (L) and the photo from Ariate (R): Several visitors to the Marcos museum in Batac have uploaded their own photos of the framed report by The Philippine Collegian including here, here and here. It has also achieved one of the highest bar passing rates and largest number of law graduates among law schools in the country. Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan (1%). The Office of the Bar Confidant releases an official Bar Topnotchers list together with the list of names of all successful bar examinees. In recent years, the annual national bar passing rate ranges from 20% to 30%. Faculty and alumni list, UP College of Law, June 2007. Two bar subjects shall be taken every week, one is scheduled in the morning while another is in the afternoon. The most notable was the 1999 bar examinations which recorded the lowest passing rate of 16.59% or with a total number of 660 successful examinees. Joel Ariate, a researcher at the University of the Philippines who has written about Marcos’ fake war medals among others, told AFP that a framed news report of Marcos topping the bar exam for his class in 1939 could be seen at the family-run Marcos museum in Batac. The post contains a photo which purportedly shows a newspaper's front page with a headline that states: “U.P. Flor's record may stand until the desert sands grow cold. There was a tie in first place in two occasions – in 1944 and in 1999. Hilbay is a Professor of Law at the UP College of Law and the current Solicitor General. At the turn of the new millennium, the SC constituted a Special Study Group (SSG), composed of Justices Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Jose Feria and Camilo Quiason. The subject matter depicted or included via links within the Fact Checking content is provided to the extent necessary for correct understanding of the verification of the information concerned. The second highest score was also made in 1954 by Renato dela Fuente, also from San Beda College of Law, who got an average score of 95.95%. Past Bar examinations were conducted every September at De La Salle University, however, due to security concerns after the 2010 Philippine Bar exam bombing, The Supreme Court moved the examinations to University of Santo Tomas every November. Chief Justice Enrique Fernando wept at a news conference as he accepted responsibility for rechecking and changing the exam score of Gustavo Ericta, son of Justice Vicente Ericta.[24]. He was part of the 1986 Constitutional Commission. The Office of the Bar Confidant is not authorized to release personal records such as exam grades without written consent of the lawyers involved, but based on Regalado’s profile at the Senate Electoral Tribunal website, the late SC associate justice scored an average of 96.7% when he took the bar exam in 1954. [34], Making a place in the list is widely regarded as an important life achievement, an attractive professional qualification, and a necessary improvement in a lawyer's professional and social status.[34]. … [26] It is worth noting that Teehankee's son, Manuel Antonio, followed in his footsteps by graduating at the top of his Ateneo Law School class (albeit, not as summa cum laude) and placing first in the 1983 bar exams. Faculty and alumni list, MLQU College of Law, June 2007. Lecturers in these programs are called bar reviewers. 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