Aspir­ing lawyers take the 2018 Bar ex­ams

Watchmen Daily Journal - - Nation -

MANILA – Aspir­ing lawyers trooped to the Univer­sity of Santo To­mas in Manila yes­ter­day, No­vem­ber 4, for the first day of this year's Bar ex­ams.

A record high of 8,701 can­di­dates reg­is­tered to take the Bar. "This is the high­est num­ber of Bar can­di­dates in re­cent years," the Supreme Court said in a state­ment.

In 2017, only 1,724 or 25.55% out of the 6,748 grad­u­ates passed. Mark John Si­mondo of the Univer­sity of St La Salle Ba­colod topped the Bar with a grade of 91.05%./WDJ

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Law grad­u­ates en­ter the Univer­sity of Santo To­mas for the first day of the Bar ex­ams.

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